One Good Punch by Rich Wallace

July 6, 2008 at 2:08 pm 1 comment

Wow. What a great, short, ya novel.

18 year old Michael Kerrigan is ready for the spring of his senior year. This is his spring to go all the way in track and field. And then it’s off to college and out of Scranton. He’s working at the Scranton Observer in order to get experience before he writes his great American novel. But then during a weekend raid, four joints are found in his locker. And he’s faced with a choice – expulsion from high school or ratting out his childhood friend.

A quick read, great tight prose, and an interesting dilemma. Also a great example of how we can be knocked down but how to get back up. This is also about telling the truth – your truth, not what people sometimes make up as the truth. All in all an excellent novel.

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