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Finish Line

Written by James Ross

Genre(s): Coming of Age, Sports

Cancer! A Life and Death Adventure

It Doesn't Have to Be A Nail In Your Coffin

After committing a petty act of vandalism two teenage boys land summer jobs on a local golf course to pay off their debt. They quickly find that their troubles are minor compared to that of their boss who is battling cancer.

Life is full of lessons - big and small. You're never too young to benefit. Curt Schroeder, proprietor, stresses the positive energy needed to fight the battle. That outlook is contagious as the two teens realize that their troubles pale in comparison to those of a young man afflicted with a terrible disease. Feel the friendship that is offered from the regulars at the golf course. Be a part of the camaraderie.

Experience how the teenagers learn valuable life lessons during a summer they will not forget.

˃˃˃ A Positive Attitude Goes A Long Way

There is no easy way to take the news that the doctor delivers. "You've got cancer." Today it is not a ticket to the grave.

Lifestyle, a positive attitude, state of the art treatment, and amazing drugs can be part of the remedy. Read how Curt Schroeder, proprietor of Prairie Winds Golf Course, tackles the dilemma head on. His actions serve as a real example for two teenage boys who soon realize that their troubles with the law are nothing compared to a man battling a life-threatening disease.

Sammyig's Review

So much potential

Unfortunately, this book just didn't do it for me. The story really sounded interesting. I liked the idea of someone who was very ill being the ringleader of neighborhood mischief. However, the execution bogged down the story. I felt like the story was being told the entire time. The reader wasn't shown events. To be honest, it read like a textbook instead of a work of fiction, which, of course, are two completely different styles.

I do feel for the author as he has put so much time into this story, but he really needed an honest editor who could have helped him shape this story into something really nicely done. Instead, I think his editor only concentrated on making the story grammatically correct when the author needed guidance on content, dialogue, and flow.

Disclaimer: Book provided by the author free of charge in exchange for an honest review.