IRONMAN

Chris Crutcher

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Why I chose this reading ….is because it seemed relatable. It seemed like an interesting book, one that I could relate to myself, I think that all teenagers could relate to this. The book explains about respect, and how adults don’t really understand teens. And talks allot about anger and how to control it. My reading was about ….a 17 year old named Bo who has anger issues. He uses his anger to push himself to the physical limits of sports. He calls his English teacher, Mr. Redmond a name. He has already got 2 suspensions, and its only October. And after calling him a name, he will get expelled. Unless, he attends anger management classes. Throughout the novel he’s training for Yukon Jack’s, a big triathlon or race near his home. If he wins he will win the title of an “Ironman” which is everything to him. He meets a girl, named Shelly, in Anger Management and they date.She bets 500 dollars that Bo will beat Ian Wyrack, a university swimming student to the triathlon. Ian assembles a team, and in the end Bo learns how to control his anger and beats Ian’s team.

"Its not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference."

- Bear Bryant

"Anger does not just walk into your life. Either you create it, invite it, or associate with it.

-Marc Fieberg

"The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Do you understand?"

- Captain Jack Sparrow

Chris Crutcher
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