The Greyhound

The Greyhound Fifteen year old Danny is a troubled kid and trouble always seems to follow him Things are changing just too fast his family has moved to a new town his father is battling alcoholism and Danny has

  • Title: The Greyhound
  • Author: JohnCooper
  • ISBN: 9781554888603
  • Page: 108
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fifteen year old Danny is a troubled kid, and trouble always seems to follow him Things are changing just too fast his family has moved to a new town, his father is battling alcoholism, and Danny has a hair trigger temper that causes him problems with the teachers and the other kids at his new school But as they say, everybody can do at least one thing well, and for DannFifteen year old Danny is a troubled kid, and trouble always seems to follow him Things are changing just too fast his family has moved to a new town, his father is battling alcoholism, and Danny has a hair trigger temper that causes him problems with the teachers and the other kids at his new school But as they say, everybody can do at least one thing well, and for Danny its judo The dojo is the one place where Dannys aggression can find an outlet, even as he tries to make sense of a life that seems way out of control As he gets ready for an upcoming competition, things just might be on the upswing in Dannys life Its all thanks to the arrival of a four legged wonder, a remarkable greyhound named Long Shot that may hold the key to Danny finding both balance in his life and, especially, a greater understanding of his father.

    One thought on “The Greyhound”

    1. A great coming-of-age novel about a teenager struggling with some dark inner demons. I was really impressed with the novel because it didn't sugar-coat some of the real trauma that teenagers have to live through, we're definitely not all suburban Leave-it-to-Beaver types.Danny, the protagonist, has to deal with some dark things years before he's emotionally ready and I think The Greyhound did a good job of capturing the confusion and turmoil in his life. There's a point that all teenagers go thr [...]

    2. They Greyhound was a great book about a tragic time in a young man's life, it's never easy to accept that your parents aren't perfect and accept them for their humanity. The dog is a perfect choice for an easy companion that Danny can love and receive love. I like the choice of a safe environment for Danny to let out his aggression in a dojo and in learning judo he learns to control his anger. I enjoyed this book very much.

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