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“February 22, 2013 pg 1-100
“In thought Gym Candy was a great book. It shows how an amazing athlete like Mick can be pulled into doing whatever it takes to be better at the sports he loves. He ends up taking steroids "Gym Candy" to make him stronger, faster and ultimately a better running back. He even turns down his best friend and the girl he loves for going to the gym and taking gym candy. He ends up realizing whats right and takes back control of his life. ”Alex Wilde wrote this review 10 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book is mainly about how a teenager named Mick, who's dad played in the NFL, and he wants to follow his dad's footsteps. He plays football in his high school, and he thinks he is not powerful enough, so he decides to take steroids, and it ends up ruining his life of football.”Cameron Owen wrote this review 10 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Mick Johnson is a very good football player and has also had the support at home. Mick's dad has always pushed him to be the best he can be at the sport. In this novel, Mick is very determined and a hardworker. No matter what anyone tells him, he believes he can fulfill his dream.”keegan wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Great read”Caleb Burrows wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“There is a kid named Mick and he wants to follow his fathers footsteps by becoming a football star except with the attuide because his dad got kicked out of the NFL for having a bad attuide. Mick was amazing at football and he had a challange with a kid names Drew which became this friend later on. After a bad lose with a close game Mick wanted to become stronger and fast so he got a personal trainer that he worked with and introduced Mick to ues steroids for better reasults.”Prentice Victor wrote this review 13 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“this book is awesome. I liked it allot because I could relate to it.”clearence wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book is really good, if your an athlete you can relate to this book Mick just chose the wrong way to becoming a better football player by using steroids he followed his dad's foot steps. He wants to be the best no matter what it takes ”Juan Araujo wrote this review 10 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book was pretty good, it was a nice easy quick read”Jose Castro wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was a great book and it was written even better. The author did a great job of using great description without making it drag out too long. He also made the characters come to life with different personalities and traits. He did a good job of giving Mick a model not to follow, his dad, who screwed up in the NFL. He also makes Mick have a sort of friendship with the antagonist. This was in all a well thought out and well written book.”Joe wrote this review Monday, November 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The book “Gym Candy” is a story about a 10th grade student who desires to achieve varsity in American Football. However, there are certain drawbacks that 16 year-old Mick has to overcome in order to accomplish this objective. Mick has a below average body size, which is a disadvantage for American football. Since the football season is coming up soon, he must take drastic measures in order to achieve this larger size. Mick is gifted a gym membership at a local gym, and he starts going to the gym regularly. Being part of an “underground” gym, he was eventually exposed to Steroids by his personal trainer. What will happen to 16 year old Mick as he is consumed by the emotions of anger and despair triggered by the effects of steroids?
I believe that there are a few issues with this book. I feel as if some of the events in the book were exaggerated for the purpose of spreading awareness of anabolic steroids. Without revealing the conclusion, I believe that the events in the ending of the book were blown out of proportion. Even though I am strongly against the use of Anabolic Steroids in sports, I do not believe it is correct to exaggerate certain events in order to support this cause. The context of the book, however, was very thought provoking and interesting. It was difficult to stop reading. In conclusion, I rate this book a 3/5, due to the untruthful series of events.