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Even with the clarity of the theme it lacked the clarity for Arlo My one major issue with this book is the lack of guilt and reflection It was very show and not tell Usually that is a good thing but I wanted of him telling the reader what not to do actually voicing to the reader the danger and not to push themselves The correlation to the changes in his personality and the personality of his brother was extremely clear to the reader however it was not Have you ever been told that you weren t good enough This is what JV Coach Kasperian told Arlo after starting off his high school football career on a bad note Arlo s journey to success is noted in Chris Lynch s Hit Count Arlo took note of what his coach told him after the first game of his high school football career and icked it into four wheel drive During the summer between his freshman and sopho year he worked out every day twice a day to get bigger and stronger for the upcoming season Arlo s dream was to play collegiate and also national football He was the only one who didn t take off besides Dinos a friend on the team that was a year older than he was Arlo s hard work paid off After team s were posted his name was on the varsity list and his the first step in his goal has been accomplished At this time Arlo had a girlfriend named Sandy However she did not like the aggressive part of football so she wanted to take a break This time out in their relationship allowed Arlo the motivation to play harder than he ever has to impress his girlfriend at the games or not Although the season did not go as well as they wanted Arlo had a terrific season In his junior and senior years he was an absolute monster He had a terrific high school football career This book is geared toward high school students who like sports especially football Although this book is not hard to read there are a few words that are high school vocabularyThere are two themes in this story The first is Hard work Pays off All of Arlo s hard work paid off and allowed him to be the starting linebacker for his High School Varsity Football team Lynch s style is based on narratives telling stories about others He likes to talk about people s life stories My first impression of this book was how good it was and the story it told was inspirational Hit Count Chris lynchHit count is a pretty good book it is about two brothers lloyd and arlo who have always wanted to play football together but because of an incident this could possibly never happen but the other brother arlo starts his first year of football as a high schooler but was scared because of getting hit to hard but after the crack of his first hit he gets addicted to hitting people as hard as he can and he goes hard every second of every uarter of every gameThe main characters in Hit count both played football but one stopped because of an addiction that got out of control and because of a concussion but the other main character arlo continued to play but after a couple of years uit and started boxing so he could hit people even harderThere were many troubles especially with lloyd because of of how much he drinks alcohol he tries to fight his parent. “I hit him so hard the clash of helmets and pads sounded like a gunshot across the field I crushed him with the hit held on to him and crushed him again when I slammed him into the ground I had arrived” Arlo Brodie loves being at the heart of the action on the football field getting hit hard and hitting back harder That’s where he belongs leading his team to championships be.
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Hit Count E–pub/Kindle
Character Arlo and his brother Lloyd at a high school football practice Lloyd is a senior and Arlo is a freshman Lloyd is Arabian Nights known for his big hits and aggressive play but during the practice he gets too aggressive and uits the team and drops out of high school later that month This leaves Arlo a very good chance at playing on the JV team instead of the freshman team He ends up playing backup on JV but the coach tells him that if he gets stronger he can play varsity next season Arlo lifts all off season and gets really strong by the time August comes around He makes varsity During his first game he leads the team in tackles but also got noticed for his aggressive play like his brothers Throughout the season the team does very badly however Arlo does so well he gets the nickname Starlo During the off season he works even harder When August comes around he is even ready than last season He has a great season and they end up making the playoffs but the coach and the trainer are worried about how many hits to the head he has taken He is forced to sit out the rest of the season Arlo doesn t train as much the next off season When August comes Arlo finds out that he is allowed to practice Within the first half hour of conditioning Arlo gets hit in the head intentionally and isn t allowed to play againCharacterizationThe book goes through Arlo s accomplishments in his high school career Arlo goes from being an undersized linebacker to a superstar Throughout high school he works hard to be in the best shape possible for football and becomes the best player on the field Because of head injuries he is forced to stop short of his career Jackson is a linemannown for his illegal play Jackson and Arlo get into a fight in practice and never play fair against each other ever again Jackson eventually lands the shot that ends Arlo s career RecommendationI recommend this book to 15 18 year old high school students who like football The book does get a little graphic so I wouldn t recommend this book to anyone who is under middle school level and doesn t like violent situations The lexile is 830L The book is long but is a good read because you get involved with the plot and want to eep on reading This was such a good book It shows the scary side of foodball the injuries and head trauma It was a very gripping read I loved this book This book was made for me because I love football and all the hitting that has to do with the game I understand what happen to the main character in this book because of hard hits to the head in football it is easy to get a concussion Arlo battles through the season with injuries to the head This books main message is to warn people how physical and tough it is to play this sport It shows you need agresiveness to play the game of footballThe book shows how dangerous the game is and you need to want to hit the other man harder then he hits you Lynch shows the violence to the game of football This book is great for high schoolers and definitely football players This was one of my favorites because I could understand it easily Full review here starsRelevant discussion for teens and those playing contact sports. Mit But Arlo’s not worried about tallying collisions The winning plays the cheering crowds and the adrenaline rush are enough to convince Arlo that everything is OK in spite of the pain the pounding the dizziness and the confusion Hit Count explores America’s love affair with football and our attempts to reconcile the clear evidence of its dangers with our passion for the game.
S and his own brother but arlo doesn t have that ind of trouble he has troubles with his girlfriend whose name is sandy He has trouble with her because she thinks he trains to much and should spend time with herMy favorite character in the book was arlo because he Wild Nights with Her Wicked Boss kind of reminds me of myself because of how dedicated and how hard he trains to be the best he can in his football career If you are a football player you can relate to his situation but most of the time people think that football players are all mean and they think they are better than everyone else but that isn t true and this bookind of shows how it isn t true that all football players are mean I would recommend this book to people who like to read about sports it is a good book but is too separated I started playing football when I was only 6 years old At one point football was the only reason I even got up in the morning The only reason I got up was to get hurt again and again on that field But getting hurt on that field was what really made the game exhilarating Because every time I got hurt I got mad and very time I got mad I made them hurt I made them hurt 10 times then I did Some might say that there are dangers to this game and we Midsummer Night (Lady Julia Grey, know that But all those people who insult this games name have never really played it they ve never really lived it Because on the end the reword is so much better then the danger So plain and simple football was my essence I started reading this my heart broke because when all the people that you love tell you that you have to stop it hurts so much when you tell them that you love the game then you love them When you tell them you love the smell of that field When you tell them that you love the feel of the turf underneath your feat When you tell them you love the feeling of leaping into that end zone In the end you love Football I personally liked the book because I love the sport of football and this book talks about the sport and injuries that can occur in the sport also Hit Count by Chris lynch is about two brothers named Arlo and Lloyd Lloyd was a stud in football and Arlo followed in his older brothers footsteps until one day Lloyd takes a bad hit to the head that ended his football career Arlo however becomes a stud himself earning the nickname Starlo but is the football stardom really all that good for Arlo read the book to find out I do recommend this book to anyone who likes sports and likes tonow how it effects family s and others This book is based on a Always You kid names Arlo who has intentions in football than his brother Lylo I am not a fan of this book in general but Lylo ends up uitting and Arlo becomes a very damagedid after he discovers how hard he likes to hit That results in many concussions that aren t being said and that eventually hurts his brain Personal ResponseI enjoyed this book because it mixed together high school life with football The plot was very easy to follow which made the book that much fun to read The book was very interesting because it focused on football than anything The book was very exciting and ept me on my toes the whole timePlot SummaryThe book starts off with the main. Coming “Starlo” on his way to the top Arlo’s dad cheers him on but his mother uotes head injury statistics and refuses to watch games Arlo’s girlfriend tries to make him see how dangerously he’s playing; when that doesn’t work she calls time out on their relationship Even Arlo’s coaches begin to track his hit count ready to pull him off the field when he nears the li.
Chris Lynch is the Printz Honor Award winning author of several highly acclaimed young adult novels including KILL SWITCH ANGRY YOUNG MAN and INEXCUSABLE which was a National Book Award finalist and the recipient of six starred reviews He is also the author of FREEWILL GOLD DUST ICEMAN GYPSY DAVY and SHADOWBOXER all ALA Best Books for Young Adults; EXTREME ELVIN WHITECHURCH and ALL THE