Gym Candy

Sometimes winning becomes the only thing

Gym Candy is a story about......

A boy named Mick Johnson. Mick loves football and revolves his life around it. He plays for his high school team. But because of two team mates, he struggles to earn the starting spot. He catches a lucky break and finds himself the first freshman to win a starting position. Although, after a close loss, Mick feels a need to up his game. With the help of his gym trainer, he is able to get his hands on some steroid pills. Even though he finds what he needs, it comes with some unwanted consequences.

This book is powerful because....

of how realistic it is. I'm sure a lot of athletes use some kind of muscle enhancing drug. It may not be illegal steroids, but something. This just goes to show how important winning is to Mick. what really catches my eye is the fact that if he never met his trainer he probably wouldn't be doing steroids. That shows that adults aren't always good people to listen to or emulate.