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iUniverse, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 252 pages
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It's been a year now, and the pain Ben Pietrak feels over the way his high school wrestling career ended just won't go away. During an aimless year in college he has an idea; what's to stop him from finding his way back into a high school lineup to atone for his mistake?

First he must overcome an ethical dilemma. After some moral acrobatics he deludes himself into believing he was cheated out of an extra season on the varsity.

Once back in high school he realizes that he has returned to a place of missed opportunities. He resists the self-imposed rigid social order and is rewarded in ways he never expected. Eventually he meets Judy, a student who he would never have had anything to do with the first time in high school. His success on the mat is tempered by a growing realization that his rationalization was flawed, but by then it's too late to turn back.

Ben's moral and romantic difficulties converge with his struggle for wrestling vindication in Atlantic City at the New Jersey Wrestling Championships.

How can he end up with everything he wants: redemption, integrity, and the girl?

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User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

This book is about a wrestler from New Jersey who's name is Ben and he recently move from Colorado. He joins the wrestling team from New Jersey and he is trying to fit in because he is new to the high school. But he has a dark secret back Read full review

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User Review  - Starla B - Goodreads

I liked this book. I was a bit dissapointed in the ending...I felt that there were a number of things left unresolved. However, that happens a lot in life, so maybe the story was more true to life than most. Read full review

About the author (2004)

Author lives with his wife and kids in Southern New Jersey.

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