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Alfred C. Martino


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Other Editions of This Title:
Compact Disc (3/1/2005)


Ivan Korske and Bobby Zane couldn't be more different—they come from different backgrounds, different lifestyles, and they have very different values and ways of looking at the world and dealing with people. Yet they both have the drive, determination, and commitment to self-sacrifice necessary to become a champion. In the end, though, only one will stand in the center of the mat with his arms raised in victory.

Has each boy prepared enough? Sacrificed enough? Does each want to win enough? All the training, pain, running, and cutting weight ultimately comes down to a few short minutes on a wrestling mat—leaving one boy the victor, the other devastated.

Praise For Pinned

"Unsparing and told with such visceral acuity that the reader can almost feel the burn of the mat, author Martino meticulously details the kind of guts it takes to get the glory."--Kirkus Reviews
"Many teens will identify with the boys' struggles both on and off the mat."--School Library Journal

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780152056315, 320pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2006

About the Author

Alfred Martino is the president of Listen & Live Audio, Inc. in East Hanover, New Jersey.