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High Hurdles (Game On! Series)

Stephen D SmithLise Caldwell

High Hurdles (Game On! Series)

Stephen D SmithLise Caldwell

$9.99

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Seventh-grader Matt Kramer is happiest when he runs, but when his alcoholic mother disrupts a track meet and he leaves the team in embarrassment, he must find the strength to open up to the help of others.

- Publisher Matt Kramer is new to track, and he loves it. Running is one of the few things that make him happy. But it's a different story at home, where Matt lives with his divorced, alcoholic him happy mother. When she comes drunk to a meet and makes a scene, Matt feels more like an outcast than ever before and retreats to the unpleasant safety of home, refusing to return to the team. What will it take for Matt to open up to the help his grandparents and Christian friends want to offer? This book tackles taking risks, unconditional love, and hope.

- Publisher

Matt feels right at home when he's running track-a lot different than he feels at his real home! Matt is accepted and encouraged by his teammates and coach, but at home his mother's drinking is taking its toll. How long can he keep those two parts of his life separate?

Exciting sports, intense competition, inspiring stories . . . Game On! is a sports fiction series that presents true-to-life stories of young athletes who must overcome obstacles on and off the field. The characters aren't always the best athletes, but they aren't always underdogs either. As these athletes work through intense personal struggles, how will their faith change them-and impact others?



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About "High Hurdles (Game On! Series)"

Seventh-grader Matt Kramer is happiest when he runs, but when his alcoholic mother disrupts a track meet and he leaves the team in embarrassment, he must find the strength to open up to the help of others.
- Publisher

Matt Kramer is new to track, and he loves it. Running is one of the few things that make him happy. But it's a different story at home, where Matt lives with his divorced, alcoholic him happy mother. When she comes drunk to a meet and makes a scene, Matt feels more like an outcast than ever before and retreats to the unpleasant safety of home, refusing to return to the team. What will it take for Matt to open up to the help his grandparents and Christian friends want to offer? This book tackles taking risks, unconditional love, and hope.
- Publisher

Matt feels right at home when he's running track-a lot different than he feels at his real home! Matt is accepted and encouraged by his teammates and coach, but at home his mother's drinking is taking its toll. How long can he keep those two parts of his life separate?

Exciting sports, intense competition, inspiring stories . . . Game On! is a sports fiction series that presents true-to-life stories of young athletes who must overcome obstacles on and off the field. The characters aren't always the best athletes, but they aren't always underdogs either. As these athletes work through intense personal struggles, how will their faith change them-and impact others?


- Publisher

Meet the Authors

Lise Caldwell

Lise Caldwell is a mon, a college instructor and a former editor for Standard Publishing City: Cincinnati, Ohio.

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