By Carl Deuker
Three major conflicts in the book
(Man vs himself) - Mick taking steroids and always second guessing and hiding everything
(Man vs Man) - Mick vs his dad in the beginning knowing his dad being an NFL athlete. Has a lot of pressure on Mick to be a high school star.
Themes in the book
" Okay you're going to stick the needle like its a dart. Go ahead and do it" this shows how tempting it was to take the steroids.
2.Him being so caught up with football and the steroids he missed out so many activities he could have done with friends and dates he could have gone to with a girl.
"When practice ended, I called the house and left a message saying I was going to miss the volleyball game and wouldn't be home till later."