Vision Quest (Paperback)
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 9781481456357, 256pp.
Publication Date: December 15, 2015
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Louden Swain is a high school wrestler who is working hard to cut his weight down. All he wants is to win his weight division in the state championships. But he’s distracted from his goals by the older girl with car trouble that is staying with his family for a while. He is quickly falling in love with her, but can Louden make a relationship work and reach his wrestling goals at the same time?
Filled with integrity, honesty, and a sweetness that has made this coming-of-age story a cult classic, Vision Quest is a story that will be shared for generations to come.
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Praise For Vision Quest…
— Kirkus Reviews
"In terms of sheer charm, it would be difficult to match the characters in this first novel. Told with tenderness and set in the beauty of Washington State, the novel is most memorable for clearly evoking, much as Judy Blume does, a certain stage of growing up."
— Publishers Weekly
"Honest and funny and altogether true to life...about people so thoroughly decent and attractive that one wants to reach out and embrace them all."
— Jonathan Yardley, Sports Illustrated
“Vision Quest is the truest novel about growing up since The Catcher in the Rye and it's a better novel about wrestling and wrestlers than The World According to Garp."
— John Irving, author of The World According to Garp