Henry Miller The exact number of airplanes that would go aboard the carrier would be designated at a later date when a conference could be held with the commanding officer of the carrier. Each crew was to train and prepare his plane with the idea that all airplanes would be used. The first part of the training program was set up to train all pilots in carrier take off characteristics.
The pressure to be the best. But it is involving reading. Matt Rydek is co-captain of the Nearmount football team. The co-captaincy is bait to get him to accept losing baseball.
Another truth to tell: But he only dares to defy his father in little ways, because his father is not a man who takes defiance well. But Matt does try to be a good captain. He leads the workouts in the gym intelligently, and when tempers flare, Matt is good at keeping things from exploding.
And tempers do tend to flare in this book, in part because Matt and the rest of the team are regular juicers at the gym. The steroids help bulk them up, but are the side effects worth it? Matt thinks they are. A whole week away from both his father and his girlfriend.
A whole week of nothing but football and the guys. But things go terribly wrong at camp. This is not good news for Ramp, the other co-captain, who is also a tight end. And so Ramp who is also pumped up on steroids, besides just being a garden variety jerk decides to make things difficult for Chris.
He humiliates him at every opportunity and tries his best to make him look bad as often as possible.
And then he really crosses the line. But Matt has no idea just how far Ramp intends to take his harassment. When Ramp brutally takes the hazing to a sexual level, neither Matt nor the rest of his crew can react in time to prevent it.
As horrific as that night is, what happens He wishes the whole mess would just go away. Steroids are bad, but you need to be big to make the team bigger? You take the steroids. Hazing is bad, but it "helps to build team spirit"? You go along with the hazing. A teammate does something seriously harmful or against the law?
The team comes first. He never wanted to be captain in the first place. Maybe if he just pretends that nothing happened, nothing will happen. He can tackle tough issues, but in a very approachable way. These are not easy subjects, and they are not presented glibly.
This is a book that will at various times make you feel angry, helpless, repulsed, shocked, and sorry. Ultimately, I liked Matt and felt for him, even when I was upset about some of his decisions.
Just what is he responsible for and why? Is he a likable character or culpably spineless?
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