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  • Muckers AUTHOR Sandra Neil Wallace
  • Sandra Neil Wallace
  • English
  • 01 May 2018
  • 9780375867545

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review Muckers AUTHOR Sandra Neil Wallace Sandra Neil Wallace × 4 Read & Download Muckers AUTHOR Sandra Neil Wallace Read & Download Ä 104 Uarterback and leading the last ever Muckers team to the championship   But the only way for the hardscrabble Muckers to win State is to go undefeated and tackle their biggest rival Phoenix United which would be something of a miracle Luckily miracles can happen all the time on the field. Best football novel I ve ever read by far

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review Muckers AUTHOR Sandra Neil Wallace Sandra Neil Wallace × 4 Read & Download Muckers AUTHOR Sandra Neil Wallace Read & Download Ä 104 Town is on the brink of closing threatening to shutter the entire town and his high school with it But Red’s got his own burdens to bear his older brother Bobby died in the war and he’s been struggling to follow in his footsteps ever since That means assuming Bobby’s old position as. The vintage feel of this was brilliant Sadly it was just too young adult for my middle school students I d love it if Ms Wallace would join her husband in writing for middle grade

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review Muckers AUTHOR Sandra Neil Wallace Sandra Neil Wallace × 4 Read & Download Muckers AUTHOR Sandra Neil Wallace Read & Download Ä 104 Former ESPN sportscaster Sandra Neil Wallace makes her young adult debut with a historical fiction novel that School Library Journal recommends to fans of Friday Night Lights in a starred review   Felix “Red” O’Sullivan’s world is crumbling around him the mine that employs most of. It s a funny thing about our townWe re used to getting cut up And the one thing we know how to do is fight And if I don t fight on that field this afternoon and win we ll be forgotten The memory of Hatley gone for good too with Coach and Maw and Bobby along with it And that s not how it s going to beThere are two things that matter to the town of Hatley Arizona mining and football And that s about it In 1950 when the copper veins the town s largest source of labor begin to dry up and threaten to shut down not only the mine but also the entire town the future seems bleak with only the smallest feather of hope remaining Hatley High School s football team s final seasonSet in the grim desperate backdrop of the Korean War during the second Communist scare Muckers is a story about the team that had all odds against them but still found a way to run and fight and survive through the muck and emerge not only alive but also triumphant This is a football story yes but it s also a war story as well as a family story a love story a personal story a very real storyRed O Sullivan is no stranger to wartime s tragic effects the last war that swept the globe changed everything in his life and this new one is about to do the same As uarterback he has a sense of dismay knowing his team s the smallest scrawniest in Arizona but it s certainly not the weakest and that s what keeps him holding on because it may be the only thing Hatley has left The last time the town saw something so hopeful was when Red s older brother Bobby brought home the Northern title nine years back Now everyone s counting on Red to redeem the collapsing town and this just may be his last shotThis book was really slow paced which had me skimming a lot I feel it wouldn t hold the attention of younger readers well However I m a huge fan of sports novels and so I refused to give in too easily and in the end I am so so glad I didMuckers combines Red s frank but heartbreakingly tenacious narrative with local newspaper clippings of the time to expose the untold valiant history of the real life Jerome Muckers Wallace gives careful stimulating attention to period detail and breathes life into the inspired fictional town of Hatley There are so many different issues within this book that she handles well including those on politics race the real meaning of family teamwork and never giving up Muckers could really teach our middle and high schoolers about succeeding in even the most disadvantageous of circumstances just by perseveringI was particularly intrigued by the origins of this novel explained beautifully in the author s note This football team literally had nothing left for them but they fought hard to earn the only type of victory they could reach The civil rights issues are interesting as well while most American high schools at this time were segregated Jerome and Hatley were rare in that it was inhabited by both caucasians and Mexican Americans However even though they all lived together the racial tensions are still clearly prevalent and the way the town manages to overcome them even if only for the sake of the football team is glittering exultantProsRaw hits exactly the right notes Moving story Captures the genuine hopes and worries and fears of the age Vibrant distinct characters Forbidden romance sidestory Detailed suspenseful sports fiction Preserves the amazing Muckers football team in literatureConsOn the slow side The writing style itself isn t particularly impressiveLoveMelvin smiles and runs for the fieldWait Cruz takes the nose guard off his helmet He straps it onto Melvin sAm I gonna die Melvin asksWe re all gonna die someday Cruz says but not before we winVerdictFriday Night Lights meets Remember the Titans in this highly charged visceral young adult novel that has both spirit and soul Harrowing eye opening and tenderly honest Muckers masterfully recounts an inspiring story about how one resilient high school football team finds victory through enduring the tragic unforgiving demands of war and the injustices of racial divide Sandra Neil Wallace did a marvelous thing by digging up the forgotten letters and faded newspapers that made up this previously overlooked narrative and bringing it to light This is the kind of story that deserves a special spot in American football history Fortunately through this novel the Hatley Muckers get the chance to prove themselves while the real life Jerome Muckers in their blazing glory get the chance to be rememberedRating 8 out of 10 hearts 4 stars An engaging read that will be worth your while highly recommendedSourceComplimentary copy provided by publisher via tour publicist in exchange for an honest and unbiased review thank you Random House and TLC