Over the End Line

By Alfred C. Martino
(Harcourt Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780152061210, 304pp.)

Publication Date: July 2009

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Kyle Saint-Claire is everything Jonny Fehey wishes to be: a star on and off the soccer field, a brain, and one of Millburn High’s most popular students. Jonny unhappily accepts his lesser social status--but then he scores the go-ahead goal in the county soccer championship and everything changes. Jonny is invited to victory party with the in crowd, and alcohol flows freely as toasts are raised in his honor. But in his moment of glory, a classmate is raped and Jonny's world begins to unravel. Through years of friendship, Kyle and Jonny have always stood up for each another, but suddenly their friendship is tested. All their training together, pain, and dedication become meaningless; Jonny’s preconceived notions are shattered; and someone is out for revenge.
Exciting sports action combines with an undercurrent of evil in a suspenseful tale of pride cometh before the fall--and an ending that Jonny never saw coming.




About the Author
Alfred C. Martino is the author of three highly-acclaimed young adult novels, "Perfected By Girls, "Over The End Line," and the Jr. Library Guild Selection and 'Best Books For Young Adults' nominee, "Pinned." Amateur wrestling and soccer have been a part of Alfred's life for over thirty-five years. In wrestling, he has competed on the midget, junior high, high school and collegiate levels, as well as coached Millburn's youth program for nearly a decade. Mr. Martino was born and raised in Short Hills, NJ, and graduated from Millburn High School, where he was captain of school's 1982 wrestling team. He is a graduate of Duke University and The Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. He currently lives in Jersey City.
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