High School Runner (Freshman)

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High School Runner Freshman is a Kindle HIGH SCHOOL RUNNER is the rare book that offers up pleasure and wisdom on every page It s funny and tender yet gritty enough to feel true to the experience

High School Runner (Freshman) is a Kindle HIGH SCHOOL RUNNER is the rare book that offers up pleasure and wisdom on every page. It's funny and tender, yet gritty enough to feel true to the experience of growing up and figuring out who you are. Ultimately, this novel is a love letter to coaches, to running, and to being on a team, the family that we make. I can't wait for the next installment. . Meet Sherman Leopold Kindle, aka K1, a ninth grader beginning his high school journey as a talented but apprehensive member of the cross country team Over the course of the season, he learns to rise to the challenge of the work through self discipline, teamwork, and most importantly, empathy.Sherman s often hilarious, sometimes pathetic, and ultimately inspiring coach menMeet Sherman Leopold Kindle, aka K1, a ninth grader beginning his high school journey as a talented but apprehensive member of the cross country team Over the course of the season, he learns to rise to the challenge of the work through self discipline, teamwork, and most importantly, empathy.Sherman s often hilarious, sometimes pathetic, and ultimately inspiring coach mentors all of the runners whether veteran or rookie, braggart or slacker, star or dud in less than conventional fashion Despite his life falling apart, Coach Viddstein molds his team and leads them to their greatest success.Written in the warm, nostalgic style of John L Parker, Jr s classic ONCE A RUNNER, this novel is about the value of self discipline and training, and how athletic skills strengthen character As Sherman learns to conquer his own limitations, he discovers the lessons that Coach Viddstein instills in him are essential to understanding his conflicted feelings for his family, teammates, classmates, and the grueling sport that has chosen him.HIGH SCHOOL RUNNER FRESHMAN demonstrates that while individual races may be won or lost, the real sense of triumph comes from knowing how to pace oneself in this mad dash we call life If you re a runner, this story is a must read If you re not, read it anyway Very funny Mark Hentemann, Executive Producer Writer Family Guy Funny, inspiring, distinct of character, and rich in detail, HIGH SCHOOL RUNNER rightly belongs in the canon of other fine tales of the track Kenley than lived up to my standard with such books it made me want to go out and run fast Neal Bascomb, author of THE PERFECT MILE. Popular Book High School Runner (Freshman) Being a former cross country coach, I completely "got" this book and had fun connecting the various references the author made since it was based on the area where I am from. That aside, the book was hilarious but also had several poignant moments as well. Hard to put down, I looked forward to reading about the next adventure or the next challenge the characters faced. Can't wait for the next book in this series.

About Author

  • Bill Kenley Post author

    Bill Kenley earned a bachelor s degree from Miami University and a master s degree from Ohio State University Twice voted the most inspiring and influential teacher at his high school, he s taught creative writing at the college and high school levels He s got a 2 47 marathon P.R and a 50 miler under his belt.

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  • HIGH SCHOOL RUNNER is the rare book that offers up pleasure and wisdom on every page It s funny and tender, yet gritty enough to feel true to the experience of growing up and figuring out who you are Ultimately, this novel is a love letter to coaches, to running, and to being on a team, the family that we make I can t wait for the next installment.


  • Being a former cross country coach, I completely got this book and had fun connecting the various references the author made since it was based on the area where I am from That aside, the book was hilarious but also had several poignant moments as well Hard to put down, I looked forward to reading about the next adventure or the next challenge the characters faced Can t wait for the next book in this series.


  • Great book with hilarious characters If you were a high school runner, it take you back to the glory days If you weren t, it will remind you of those weird skinny kids who roamed your high school halls High School Runner Freshman is like a good run should be, fast and fun.


  • Humorous, well written and interesting and I m not a runner Having taught freshmen boys, I laughed constantly throughout the book as Mr Kenley totally gets them.



  • I loved this book The diverse characters, the setting, the competition, but mostly the humor were entirely enjoyable It had some serious laugh out loud moments The teens relationship with their coach went from amusing and interesting to heartfelt and inspiring by the end As a runner, of course, I loved the races and training aspects, but even non runners would enjoy the plot High School Runner is unique and refreshing.


  • As a freshman runner, I can say that this book is relatable than any other book written on running The team is diverse and hilarious, and the lessons were beautiful It made me want to go race, even though I read it in the off season.


  • I really enjoyed this book The author takes us into the life of a young boy who is starting high school and beginning what we are led to believe his high school career in running While the story centers around the characters of the cross country team and the team s performance, there are also several underlying themes about a young boy s understanding of what it means to become a man I really enjoyed the various characters and the narrator s wit in the telling of the story Easy and entertaining [...]


  • 4Star Maybe it s just because I am a RunnerI enjoyed this book a lot, written from the voice of the young boy, K1 , a freshman Making the sometimes dumb stories easier to believe enjoy Easy read finished it in a couple days





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