Imitate the Tiger

Imitate the Tiger Chris Serbo loves to play football I ve played football so many years it s instinct to me I know the rules and I know the chaos There is nothing satisfying than hitting someone with all your force Wh

  • Title: Imitate the Tiger
  • Author: Jan Cheripko
  • ISBN: 9781563977053
  • Page: 159
  • Format: Paperback
  • Chris Serbo loves to play football I ve played football so many years, it s instinct to me I know the rules and I know the chaos There is nothing satisfying than hitting someone with all your force When all else fails, I know how to play football But Chris Serbo has some problems and one of them is that he drinks to hide from the other probChris Serbo loves to play football I ve played football so many years, it s instinct to me I know the rules and I know the chaos There is nothing satisfying than hitting someone with all your force When all else fails, I know how to play football But Chris Serbo has some problems and one of them is that he drinks to hide from the other problems In this powerful story of a high school senior trying to find some hope and meaning in his life, author Jan Cheripko gives us a look at the personal struggles of Chris Serbo as he battles against those trying most to help him his aunt, his coach, his history teacher, his friends, and even a few enemies.

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    1. Unlike most of the reviewers commenting here, I had the unfortunate experience of reading this book as a student in Jan Cheripko's English Literature class while attending the Family Foundation School. I rarely speak about my time at The Family publicly, but I feel compelled to do so here in the interest of protecting the public in general, and children in particular. First, the book itself is vanilla horsesh*t. I won't dignify its overuse of blunt metaphor or its grating self-awareness with a d [...]

    2. I came across this book while working on our weeding project at the library. I'm in charge of the YA section. We had 8 copies and I had never heard of it. I'm assuming we have it for our local schools. I read the first chapter and got hooked. It's all about how a senior football player deals with a hard life, alcohol, the choices he makes, and self awareness. I thoroughly enjoyed it. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

    3. This story takes place in a small town that loves football. This showed that many people can find out who you really are as things get spread around real quick. The author showed the Chris the main character is a good kid with problems, like every other kid. But apparentley his problems are differnet. All through the book you follow Chris through his wearyness of senior year. Until a huge conflict is reached between him and his principal that might send him away forever. In this book it gives a [...]

    4. This book was forgettable. The Family Foundation School was not.The Family Foundation School was where Jan worked for many years. He was a "family leader," and as such, he had a large impact on policy. He was aware of anything and everything that happened there.Do yourself a favor and research the place. Find the testimonies of former students. Then, make your decision as to whether that's the type of person you want to support.

    5. And yet, another god-awful book about how horrible some kids life is. He's supposed to be an alcoholic, but if you ask me it's just an excuse. I couldn't get through this book. I kept wanting to hop inside the plot and strangle him for making it so bad.I do not hate the author, however, although this type of writing is common from him. He got his inspiration from a wonderful source and was very creative, but oh, how much better he could have twisted that little piece of inspiration.

    6. I rememeber reading this in high school,this was by far one of the best books I read, it is so good. I love the main character Chris sebro, there are many teens that are just like him. Some of them turn to alcohol and they miss out on the wonderful things in lfe, I love how the story showed two different sides, it started from the end, than worked it`s way from the beginning. I cannot put this book down,it was a great read. I look forward to reading more books by Jan Cheipko.

    7. I teach this book to my 9th grade students and it's always one of their favoritesobably because it's an easy read and it deals with drinking, girls, and football. It isn't classical literature by any stretch of the word, but it gets the boys (even those ones) reading ahead so I'm game. I'm shocked, but essentially pleased it's part of the curriculum. Good tool to teach metaphor and simile, too.

    8. The author, who teaches at-risk young people, uses brief journal entries from rehab to introduce the chapters that tell about how he got there. The book seems best suited to helping a youth identify his problem.

    9. A coming of age, issue novel for teens, but with lots and lots of football! Sure, there is the prerequisite alcoholic father, adults that just don't understand, and angst over the unattainable girl, but there is a lot of football!

    10. Awesome! it is about a boy that plays football that gets in trouble, read it if you want a good read! it's not too long, but not too short either. that's what i like. also it has short chapters. i LOVE short chapters!

    11. Just O.K but worked well in a teenager book club discussion when we discussed the alcoholism and critiqued his friends as "enablers"

    12. It was a pretty good book and an easy read. It has some language and other stuff in it, though. It's young adult fiction, but I wouldn't recommend it for younger young adults.

    13. really boring, read it in an hour, my teacher yelled at me, it was supposed to last us three weeks. she needs to learn to pick book with more than 222 pages than.

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