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This book contravenes so many of my usual tastes in reading material that it's a wonder that I love it so much, but I do. It's written in present tense, which normally grates on me horribly. There's really next to no conflict to speak of, none of the build and release of dramatic tension that are the hallmarks of the typical novel's plot. It is a first-person account of three or four months in the life of a high school senior, as he goes to school, works as a bellhop at a hotel, and trains for a key upcoming wrestling match, none of which sounds like riveting subject material. Yet it's one of my favorite books of all time. This book is simply the the best, most honest novel about being a teenager that I have ever read, and that's why it stays so strongly with me even to this day. Every element of high school - triumph, boredom, insecurity, the struggle to fit in, sexual self-discovery, first loves, discovering that the adults around you are just humans themselves - it's all here, written in a voice that's tender, funny, and charming. My view of this book is probably biased by the fact that I read it for the first time as a high school senior, a wrestler myself, and it resonated with me like the voice of a good friend. But hey, what are these book reviews, if not one man's opinion? Highly, highly recommended.
Review: Vision QuestUser Review - Goodreads
Had a great impact on my life at an important time. Terry Davis is a gifted story teller and greatly under appreciated.
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Vision Quest is a 1985 coming of age drama starring Matthew Modine, Linda Fiorentino and Ronny Cox. It is based on the novel of the same name by author ...
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But both have been offered up as covers for the new anniversary edition of VISION QUEST from Random House's Delacourt imprint in May of 2005. ...
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When I wrote Vision Quest way back in 1975, I wanted it to touch the people who read it in the same ways the books I loved touched me; I wanted it to do ...
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vision quest n. A period of spiritual seeking among certain Native American peoples, often undertaken as a puberty rite, that typically involves.
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Moore Musings: Vision Quest / by Terry Davis
Before Cris Crutcher made it cool to be a triathlete, Terry Davis wrote Vision Quest. Published in 1979, this was a new kind of YA novel. ...
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Any Vision Quest fans out there? The 1985 movie featured the debut of Matthew ... The title was changed to "Vision Quest" because the movie is based on the ...
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Most people know of "Vision Quest" through the 1985 movie, which was filmed ... It was at Stanford that he began writing what would be come "Vision Quest. ...
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Teachers@Random Catalog | Vision Quest by Terry Davis
Vision Quest Written by Terry Davis Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - New Experience | Delacorte Books for Young Readers | Trade Paperback | May 2005 ...
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Cooch had it right, it was a vision quest but all I ever settled for was that we're born to live and then to die and we've got to do it alone, ...
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inbaseline : Vision Quest (1985)
Terry Davis, Novel as Source Material ("Vision Quest"), update · Darryl Ponicsan, Screenplay, update · Douglas Day Stewart, Screenplay, update ...