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Running Wild Paperback – Jul 28 1998


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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin USA; Reprint edition (July 28 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140386874
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140386875
  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 10.9 x 1.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 113 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,078,654 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on Nov. 19 2002
Format: Paperback
The reason I like this book is it is about football.The second is that the book is and football is my favorit sport.The third is sum people like football becouse it make you tough.
The worst part of the book is when they was at a game and one of the player got hurtand couldn't play in the game.
I think the auther did good on the character and the theme. The character was good becase they was good football player. The theme mostly took place in a football field.
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By A Customer on July 24 2002
Format: Paperback
I recommend this book for ages 12 to 14 because it shows how one boy changes his whole live and how he goes about doing it. He overcomes his drug usage and drinking habits by choosing either "to spend the night in jail or join the football team". Pete does choose the football team which starts to change his whole live. " Good job Pete for joining the team and not using drugs or drinking ". This shows that you can do anything that you want to do. Pete in the end changes his whole live, and has success in football and goes on to college. This is a good book and I hope you get a chance to read it and find out the whole story.
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By A Customer on June 10 2002
Format: Hardcover
The Book Running Wild starts off with its main character, Pete Holman, getting into trouble with the cops for getting into a car crash. This was not an ordinary visit to the police station though. The officer had cut him a deal, which the same thing happend to him as a kid, in which Pete could go home early, instead of waiting for his mom to get off work, if he were to go out for football. This started a whole new way of life for Pete. At first he didn't know if he would last the first practice but he thought that all of the jocks would say oh Pete isn't tough he couldn't last one football practice. Pete started to like football and he then came into a conflict. Pete found himself having to choose from his old friends and his new friends. When Pete began to become a star running back he found himself hanging around with his fellow teammates. Pete found himself hanging out with a better crowd and making a better relationship with his mother. Pete liked how things were going and in the end found himself making a truths with and old enemy.
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Format: Paperback
This book has a great storyline and is a good depiction of real life peer pressure and sports.
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Running Wild July 24 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I recommend this book for ages 12 to 14 because it shows how one boy changes his whole live and how he goes about doing it. He overcomes his drug usage and drinking habits by choosing either "to spend the night in jail or join the football team". Pete does choose the football team which starts to change his whole live. " Good job Pete for joining the team and not using drugs or drinking ". This shows that you can do anything that you want to do. Pete in the end changes his whole live, and has success in football and goes on to college. This is a good book and I hope you get a chance to read it and find out the whole story.
I thought the book was very good for a sports book June 3 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
It's about this kid named Pete who one night gets caught with his friends drinking and side swiping a car. He gets thrown in jail for a while untill the football coach makes him an offer that he could either spend the night in jail or he could play football, he thought about it for a while, then he finally said yes. Sowhen he showed upfor practice he realized that he didnt know anyone on the team, but he started to like football and he became friends with some of the team mates. The setting was at a school called Cartwright High. The characterization was pretty good, the main charecters were Pete Holman and the football coach Pete Holman was a real big bully, he would cutt classes for a smoke break down in the boiler room, and picking fights, the football coach is a good person cause he helped Pete Holman get out of trouble and become a better person. I think this book has lots of strenghs and Ihighly recommend that you should read this book cause it has a little bit of everything not just sports. I usually dont like football but it turned out to be one of the best books that i've ever read. So I highlyrecommend that you read it. I like this book cause you get hooked on the book and you can't put it down. If you like sports or football you will definately love this book, and I highly recommend it , and that you read it.
Nate's Review of Running Wild June 11 2002
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
The Book Running Wild starts off with its main character, Pete Holman, getting into trouble with the cops for getting into a car crash. This was not an ordinary visit to the police station though. The officer had cut him a deal, which the same thing happend to him as a kid, in which Pete could go home early, instead of waiting for his mom to get off work, if he were to go out for football. This started a whole new way of life for Pete. At first he didn't know if he would last the first practice but he thought that all of the jocks would say oh Pete isn't tough he couldn't last one football practice. Pete started to like football and he then came into a conflict. Pete found himself having to choose from his old friends and his new friends. When Pete began to become a star running back he found himself hanging around with his fellow teammates. Pete found himself hanging out with a better crowd and making a better relationship with his mother. Pete liked how things were going and in the end found himself making a truths with and old enemy.
There is a good side in everyone Nov. 15 2001
By ryno - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Running Wild is a really good book. It is about a high school kid named Pete Holman. He and his friends, Jimbo and Bucky, get in a lot of trouble. They do anything from smoking in school to driving into cars on the road. One day only Pete gets caught but the others escape, and Pete didn't do anything. The officer makes a deal with the coach of the high school. He will let Pete go if he plays on the football team. Pete discovers his natural athletic ability and ends up staying on the football team. It keeps Pete away from trouble that he and his friends used to get in. The officer knew that football would keep him away from trouble because he himself used to be like Pete. Just when Pete starts getting all the glory for his talent. His old friends try to ruin it for him by trying to suspend him. I think everyone should read this book because the author did a good job describing exactly what was going on in the games. The book has a great story so it's worth reading.
A good book that was fast reading Jan. 22 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I thought the book was very realistic. Sometimes it got a little easy to read. I liked how the book showed that everybody who acts bad or hangs out with a bad crowd doesn't always turn out bad. Most everything was good about it except it had the same story line as all of Dygard's other books so it was very predictable.

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