Gym Candy by Carl Deuker
A great read for football fans. The author has some great play by plays that make the reader feel like you are right on the sidelines. Mick Johnson is a running back and football is his life. He will do anything to stay on varsity, including taking steroids. Deuker does an excellent job of character development and Mick's character is very raw and real. The reader experiences the journey that an athlete takes by beginning steriods and getting hooked. Boys will really respond to this book and I hope it is on the top 20. The ending is very climatic. Huge YAY.