Despite some difficulties, Miles learns some things about his father's past that helps him understand why he is the way he is and they do move a bit closer. He plays cornerback and is one of the stars of the team in the beginning of the season. The assistant coach takes over with a completely different philosophy of coaching, and Miles finds himself on the fast track to becoming a scrub player--standing and watching instead of playing. As hard as life is at school, however, it is worse at home. Miles says bye and goes into the house his dad is there watching tv they talk and goes up to his room his dad also played football was really good in college but broke is leg his senior year probly would have went pro.
Zach would probably be discovered using steroids. His mom tells him about the son that died before Miles was born. He is a starter on a winning football team that is favored to win the conference and have a chance to go to state. Miles is put into a lot of pressure. It is very tempting not to do any of that. This book is a great one. He is the only good underclassman on the team also.
I think that Coy made the characters seem real by giving them the attributes of real-life people of their age, not like the stereotype of jocks and cheerleaders. After getting replaced later in the season manning is now really fired up to show the team he can really live up to the hype. He faces many deli-mas with his new coach, and some of his teammates are trying to pressure him into performance enhancing drugs. When I was reading this I felt like throwing it against the wall. One night there was a game where miles made a mistake, which cost them the game, so coach stahl benched him. Miles ends up going to the dance with Lucia his dad said he did not care so they got miles all the stuff to get Lucia for the dance.
Miles Manning is a Junior in high school and he play's defense. His nick name is Super Star. On top of all that, the coach was on board with idea of his players taking those illegal drugs and that makes this even more difficult to relate to. There is a lot of action in this book, with football games, weight room workouts, and his dad. I found it somewhat difficult to relate to. There coach couldn't complete the season with them, so they found a new coach named coach stahl. He has problems with peer pressure, body image and girls.
Every chapter is a new small story separate from the others but they all come together in a way that contributes to the overall plot. This book was definitely not boring because it was a really quick read and with just two hundred pages John Coy told a very realistic and moving book. Each chapter is short with a clear purpose. I've been starting since fourth grade. Despite all his talents, his feelings of failure are reflective of so many teens who, from all outside appearances, would appear to have it made. It takes place on the football field, Miles Mannings house, at Miles' school and at parties.
The new coach just wants wins and he feels that he needs to get stronger and faster, but how far will he go to do that. And Miles begins to wonder if maybe there should be something more in life than just football. He was described as a kid who loved the game of football and had loved it his whole life. Despite the many people trying to pull Miles down he always does what he feels is right, even if he knows there will be consequences. Then his friend gives him some caffeine pills, which for Miles is like a gateway drug into steroids, which he takes after friends on the team pressure him bulk up for college scouts. Miles Manning is the dynamic protagonist in the book Crackback.
I chose this book because I thought I could appreciate it as a football player. The age group for this book is probably 6th to 8th grade. His dad gets his job back and his parents become more humble and have less fights as miles gets ready to end his senior year and go on to college. I have read so many books and this one is absolutely without a doubt the worst. He is also trying to entertain you with an interesting quote.
. At one time he even gets a girl to like him. That is a big deal, but the team knows that it is no guarantee. Then one day, Miles' best friend gives him steroids to take. Finally, authors are trying to relate to young men! You have to read the book to figure out if his team can win state and regions championship.
On the third game of the season he missed one block and cost the team the game. It all goes well until things fall apart with his friends and his coach develops cancer. Miles has a crush on her. Miles has been playing football since fourth grade and has always been a starter for varsity football since he got into high school. Miles has a friend named Zack who's always making you guess ifs he good or bad. That all stops when he meets this new girl Lucia.
The prom is also coming up and he has someone he wants to ask on his mind. In conclusion Crackback was a very hard book to put down and is the perfect story about Miles and his not so perfect life. How can I not start? Miles is just a regular teenager, except that he is great at football. He is on a very good football team that has a good chance to making it to state. Then during the playoffs zach is caught with steroids and is off for the season. Miles is put into a lot of pressure.