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  • Eric Kester
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  • 17 August 2018
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Gut Check Free read · PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB A darkly comic high school drama about brotherhood body image concussions and toxic masculinity from Boston Globe–bestselling adult author of That Book About HarvardWyatt has wanted nothing than to play football on Grayport's championship winning team But not for the fame glory or girls It's his last chance Three stars A football book that explores some tough issues but it doesn t follow through Wyatt is used to being invisible It s Friday night in Grayport and the entire small town is at the big football game Instead of being in the stands watching Brett the star uarterback who happens to be Wyatts brother Wyatt is below the stands wearing a ridiculous costume to sell rain ponchos Things change the next year when Wyatt unexpectedly lands a place on the team What follows is the agony of football from fat shaming taunts and then the glory of winning Then football gets dangerous when Brett is injured and refusing to tell Will Wyatt dash the hopes of the town to save his brotherWhat I LikedGut Check is not your average football book This book has a lot going for it At times it is darkly funny then sad and also serious I appreciated the depth the emotions the humor and the exposure to the downsides of football This was an informative funny and entertaining read Wyatt is a fun main character When the book opens he presents himself as a pathetic fat loser He constantly pokes fun at himself especially when it comes to his weight Beneath his curves there is a kind genuine boy who wants to step out of the shadow of his older brother and be seen I adored Wyatt and I found myself constantly cheering him on I loved his successes and I also loved his defeats I appreciated that the author captured the intensity emotion and even the insanity when it comes to football in a small town Grayport doesn t have much going for it except for it s championship winning football team When Red Tide strikes killing the sea life and decimating the fishing boats things get even worse Football is all the town has Then things take a serious turn when Wyatt and Brett are dealing with the repercussions of a serious injury Is it right to put so much pressure on a young man when his health and life are in jeopardy These are the intense uestions the reader must grapple with I loved that the author made you see things through different lenses Surprisingly even though the book takes on some serious stuff it is funny I loved the humor It made me giggle out loud time and time again I also appreciated the complicated familial relationships Brett and Wyatt are completely different They may share a room and their DNA but they rarely even speak I loved how Wyatt idolized Brett and I liked that he was willing to sacrifice everything to save his brother I also loved how the boys formed a stronger open relationship The ending is bittersweet I was happy to see Brett and Wyatt going in a new positive direction but I was left wanting And The Not So MuchARGH What the heck The final part of the book centers around Brett s football injury and the book builds and builds to this climatic point and then all hell breaks loose I was so disappointed that the author never finished that story line It is such an important part of the story and then there are no answers What gives What happened Was he evaluated What did they find out I needed the answers I couldn t believe after all the coverage and the mentions of all the detrimental effects that type of injury could cause that we never get to see that story line completed So frustratingEven though I know it doesn t always happen especially in real life I found myself longing for some type of positive relationship between the boys and their father That part of the story was dismal I hated all the fat shaming in the book Even though the author tries to make light of it fat shaming is disgustingGut Check was a book that started out strong for me I loved the characters the focus on football and the humor Sadly the book ended without completing several story lines including one of the major ones centered around concussions I wish the author had finished that story line I was left wanting much from this one I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review

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Gut Check Free read · PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Rible concussion Wyatt must decide if keeping his brother's secret is worth risking his scholarship future Told with irreverent humor reminiscent of Carl Hiaasen and a stark honesty about brotherhood and masculinity for fans of Andrew Smith Gut Check explores the struggle of grappling with uncomfortable truth With its focus on football and family this relatable YA novel will attract uite a few readers who often feel that their lives and experiences are missing from most of the books that are published The narrator Wyatt Parker has a distinctive voice notable for its self deprecation and lack of self awareness and even readers who aren t interested in books in which sports feature strongly will enjoy the book and root for Wyatt to find his place in the world Wyatt s the younger brother of star uarterback Brett expected to lead his high school team to greatness The boys seem to have little to do with each other peacefully coexisting in a house where their father slides further into his alcoholism and dreams of glory through Brett s accomplishments Wyatt lacks the competition instinct his brother has and although he d love to be able to follow in Brett s footsteps he is ungainly and overweight which embarrasses him Still Wyatt tries hard and does make the Grayport football team But he faces a tough dilemma when Brett is injured and suffers a brain injury but plans to continue to play the sport Wyatt knows that to do so will endanger Brett s health but the town and his father are depending on him A football scholarship seems to be his only way out of the abusive family setting To add to all this red tide is killing all the fish and marine life on which the town s citizens are dependent for a living Although the ending is too good to be true and seemed a bit rushed to my taste there are passages describing the Parkers refrigerator empty except for beer cans and how the brothers subsist on jello and meals at soup kitchens and neighbors houses that strike just the right note and make readers own bellies ache with emptiness While this isn t a perfect book it covers some unfamiliar territory uite well One of the most touching scenes concerns Wyatt s mother s inability to afford the expensive and flattering suit he tries on while shopping for the first suit he s ever even worn

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Gut Check Free read · PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB To build a relationship with his older brother Brett the star uarterback before he leaves for college Now that their team has gained national attention a big win could be just what the small town needs in order to rebound from a fishing season that has been devastated by Red Tide But when Brett suffers a ter Small town where football is life and Wyatt s older brother the uarterback is on track to be the town s savior And then there s his no good drunk of a father his absent mother and the 2nd coming of the Red Tide that threatens the whole town My heart just aches for these two brothers You just wish for anything else for them Paying the Piper uarterback before he leaves for college Now that their team has gained national attention a big win could be just what the small town needs in order to rebound from a fishing season that has been devastated by Red Tide But when Brett suffers a ter Small town where football is life and Wyatt s older brother the Claiming Her uarterback is on track to be the town s savior And then there s his no good drunk of a father his absent mother and the 2nd coming of the Red Tide that threatens the whole town My heart just aches for these two brothers You just wish for anything else for them