• alqaida
    November 16, 2013 Dear Mrs. Cardenas, This semester I have read two books. I read Ask Me No Questions, by Marina Budhos and Heart of a Champion by Carl Deuker. Before I took this class, I didn’t really like to read, Now I have decided I like to read when I am bored or grounded from my electronics...
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  • Gym Candy
    The author of Gym Candy is Carl Deuker. Carl Deuker grew up in California. He attended University of California, Berkeley, majoring in English. He currently lives in Washington and is a teacher at Shelton View Elementary School. He wrote seven novels and is working on an eighth. His novels so far are...
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  • Runner Soundtrack
    Williams November 13,2012 Honors English 10 Runner Final Project “High School Low” by Say Anything: Within the first two pages of the novel Runner, Carl Deuker gives us a description of Chance Taylor and his personality. We learn that he has no friends, does not talk in school, and does whatever to just...
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  • Gym Candy Summary
    Gym Candy by Carl Deuker is a book about Mick Johnson, a high school running back, a prodigy all through little league and middle school football. He was destined to be a star. His dad, Mike Johnson, was a college football star, and made it into the NFL, but his lousy attitude and work ethic soon gets...
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  • Gym Canyd Analysis
    Gym Candy Analysis The book I read was Gym Candy and it was written by Carl Deuker. The main character in the novel was Mick Johnson. Mick Johnson wanted to be the star running back from the moment his father put a football into his hands at the age of four.  Almost his whole life he was led to believe...
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  • Summer Reading
    assignment listed below. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card Eragon by Christopher Paolini Night Hoops by Carl Deuker Far North by Will Hobbs The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen ...
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  • Night Hoops
    Fellow Word Shakers, When I started reading the book, Night Hoops by Carl Deuker, I was very bored. I felt like I wasn’t relating to the characters and the plot was moving too slowly. I questioned whether I should start a new book; however, I persevered just like Nick, and I am very grateful that I...
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  • Paper
    On the Devil’s Court By: Carl Deuker Joe Faustus, the main character and narrator of On the Devil’s Court by Carl Deuker is someone very familiar to me. Joe loves to play basketball and dreams of playing college basketball some day. Joe feels pressure from his parents, especially...
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  • payback time
    In the book Payback Time by Carl Deuker, the main character Mitch is an aspiring journalist that wants to write about very serious school topics. He hopes that it will build his portfolio to impress universities.  When he finds out that he is not going to be the editor for his high school’s paper...
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  • Olympics
    religion The Olympic Creed Pierre de Coubertin got the idea for this phrase from a speech given by Bishop Ethelbert Talbot at a service for Olympic champions during the 1908 Olympic Games. The Olympic Creed reads: "The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the...
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  • join or die essay
    these being achieved can be shown through the history of the hard work and dedication of the famous Olympians, Jesse Owens dealing with segregation, Carl Lewis bringing endorsements into the game, and Allyson Felix with having a great work ethic by not giving up and staying determined. To begin with...
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  • Kyle James
    Night Hoops By: Carl Deuker Do you enjoy basketball? Night Hoops would be a great book for you to look into for a realistic fiction story. The main characters in this story seem so real when you are reading. Nick Abbott is a good basketball player but not as good as Trent Dawson. Nick reminds me of myself...
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  • Gym Candy: How Mick's Dad Is Responsible for the Pressure
    doing, but regardless, the one who is feeling the pressure will feel the effects and do what they think is necessary. In the story Gym Candy by Carl Deuker, Mick Johnson is under very much pressure by his dad, Mike Johnson. This is mainly because he was a high school and college football star, and also...
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  • The Things They Carried- Ignorance
    it can destroy your life or the life of someone very close to you or that you are trying to protect. This is an idea that both Tim O’Brian and Carl Deuker explore in their books, The Things They Carried and Gym Candy, respectively. The fact that friendships, people’s feelings, and even human life itself...
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  • My Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
    ENG 3U Carl He Ms Jones January 4, 2013 The Heart is a Lonely Hunter Anne Morrow Lindbergh writes, “It is not desert island nor the stony wilderness that cuts you from the people you love” (Lindbergh 38). She points out that what makes people lonely is not physical separation. If people are always...
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  • Short Story
    group, David, Brandon, and Ethan, have learned many things from our book and our group discussions. The book are group decided to do was Runner, by Carl Deuker, a fiction novel based on a child who must make his own money to pay for his fathers bills. All together my group had four meetings and all of them...
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  • Six Sigma
    any defects as mathematically possible. Thus were formed the six Sigma Process and the Six Sigma Philosophy, based upon the measurement standards of Carl Frederick Gauss, the “Prince of Mathematicians”(1777-1855) (Wikipedia, 2008) Gauss developed the concept of the normal curve, and Six Sigma (“sigma”...
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  • Gym Candy
    Gym Candy (Letter to a character) Dear Mick Johnson, As I was reading Gym Candy, by Carl Deuker, I chose to write you a letter because you are a very talented student athlete. I was captivated because I also am a student athlete and I know the struggles and pressures that come along with the...
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  • Little Silver
    Jean |Fairy tale/Humorous fiction | |On the Devil’s Court |Deuker, Carl |Realistic fiction | |Pipe Dreams: A Surfer’s Journey |Slater...
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  • Rocky
    Championship bout is scheduled for New Year's Day 1976, the year of the United States Bicentennial, when the opponent of undefeated heavyweight champion Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) is injured. So Apollo Creed comes up with the idea of giving a local American Boxer a chance to fight with him & chooses...
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