Alfred C. Martino ¸ 9 charactersOn t know how hard you really have to work Ivan works so hard toward the end of the book but he gets tired by the second period and he doesn t know if he would be able to win and get to state He ends up winning and going to stateI think this book is or wrestlers boy or girls gender doesn t matter What matters is if you take the time to read the book and "KNOW WHAT THE BOOK AND THE SPORT IS ABOUT "what the book and the sport is about age should be 13 to 17 because they will understand the book the most Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be in a wrestlers head and know what they are thinking In the book Pinned by Alfred C Martino you will get to see inside two wrestlers minds as they go through their journey through their senior year season I would recommend this book to anyone that is a competitive athlete I enjoyed this book because I love wrestling I am also very competitive and I would like to know what other wrestlers are thinking or what they are thinking about before a match I could relate to this book because the boys in the book are in high school and going through some of the same things I go through In the irst chapter we learn about Ivan Korske who is a wrestler in his senior year at Lennings High School who is extremely dedicated to the sport he loves He is so dedicated that on the I Am Cow, Hear Me Moo! first page of the book it says Every night regardless of how tired or hungry he was Ivan ran When his running shoes were soakedrom rain he ran When his ingers were numb rom the cold he ran The night his mother died last April he ran Martino 1 Besides running he is doing push ups and sit ups every night he is always checking his weight making sure he is underweight Throughout the book he is always trying to get better to be ready to be the state champion at 129 poundsIn the second chapter we learn about Bobby Zane who is also a wrestler in his senior year at Millburn High School He did have a winning season the previous year but he is not as dedicated and prepared Puppet Master for this season like he should He is taking itor granted and thinks he will have a successful season He is not as Swoon: The Heartthrob Activity Book for Good Color-Inners as Well as Beginners focused because of his parentsighting all the time and he is worried about how it affects his little brother Christopher He also spends a lot of time talking to this girl he likes After the Janae (Blacktop, first tournament when he gets beat he realizes that he needs to work harder if he wants to be the state champion at 129 poundsThe story continues back andorth through both of the boys minds on things they are dealing with in school wrestling their amilies their riends and how they are mentally preparing or tournaments They also talk about the struggle they have with their parents about deciding on where to go to college and illing out applications They struggle with eeling hungry and eeling dehydrated as they try to stay under weight The boys also tell about their problems with teammates and coaches It also doesn t help that the state tournament is coming up and they both know they will probably be wrestling each other in the inals I really enjoyed this book because I go through some of the same things these two wrestlers did It reminded me of how last year is the past and it doesn t matter and that this year is a new year and I have to work hard to reach my goals and take nothing or granted As a high school student athlete you would Why Diets Make Us Fat find it hard not to have some connection with the main characters Pinned by Alfred C Martino is a novel that high school athletes can relate to There were several times while I read the story where Ielt like I was really in Ivan and Bobby s minds and not just reading a book Spoiler alertPinned is a great book Dont Hex with Texas (Enchanted, Inc., for all teenage wrestlers to possibly learn new moves andor young kids to live in the life of a wrestler In the book are two characters named Ivan Korske and Bobby Zane The book talks about how the two different wrestlers that live in New Jersey and that go on a similar ride to the NJSIAANew Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association but they refer to it as the states They
go through the season just to get there They both havethrough the season just to get there They both have about the states and going to it When they both get there they just look at the name of the gym Jadwin Gymnasium The only thing I don t like is that the book ends with a big cliffhanger that says how both of them were in the Spanish Dagger (China Bayles, finals and they don t tell us who won theinal. Nough Sacrificed enough Does each want to win enough All the training pain running and cutting weight ultimately comes down to a ew short minutes on a wrestling mat leaving one boy the victor the other devastate. ,
theme of the book is to win state at all cost The big uestion is who willof the book is to win state at all cost The big uestion is who will Throughout the book both wrestlers have really good reasons they want to win Examples of this are If yall win the state championship I m sure I can convince the committee to accept you page 183 That is Ivan s reason or wanting to win because if he doesn t he won t get to go to his dream college Bobby wants to win the state championship to prove to himself and his North family that he is a great wrestler He also does it to be remembered at his high school as one of the best When Bobby s parents split apart it drives him even to win Another reason why Ivan will do anything to win is because a year before his senior year his mom died and he wants to winor herThis book is not or everybody I would only recommend it to people that are really into wrestling If you don t know a lot about wrestling this book will be confusing I liked how in this book every chapter switch between the two main characters The only problem with this though is that or the Dead Giveaway first uarter of the book is very confusing It was also very hard to read because it would get very dull and boring throughout the book It was also very predictable throughout most of the book but there was a couple parts that came out of nowhere The ending of this book is left on a giant cliff hanger that will make you wish you didn t even read the book One of the myavorite parts in this book is when Ivan and Bobby almost wrestle in the begin of the year but Bobby loses his match and does not meet Ivan in the championship match Another one of my Andrew Lost In the Kitchen favorite parts is when Ivan gets a callrom the coach of the college he wants to got to and he tell him he needs to win state to go to their college So as a summary I would only recommend this book to people who are really into wrestling If you don t know a lot about wrestling this book will be very confusing This book Pinned was definitely one of my Strange Son: Two Mothers, Two Sons, and the Quest to Unlock the Hidden World of Autism favorite reads this year I really liked how each chapter would switch offrom Bobby to Ivan I really wanted to keep reading because both wrestlers work so hard because all they wanna do is win the state championship I kept reading because every chapter would end on something that made you kept reading And not one chapter made me bored every chapter was really good Brilliant And the author is tremendously handsome Publisher Listen Live Audio IncThis book is one I would never even think of picking up So how did it end up in my ears Well it was offered up as a Nope free young adult audiobookrom SYNC YA as part of their Rejected Rejected Rejected free weekly audiobooks during their Summer Read program I haveound that most YA novels are not just very well written but have stories that are intriguing Except Listening: The Last Poems of Margaret Avison for that glittering vampire seriesThe basic story is that of 2 high school wrestlers in different parts of New Jersey and their climb to the New Jersey High School State Wrestling Champion Both comerom different backgrounds Ivan whose mother has recently passed away and Bobby whose parents are possibly divorcing What kept me listening to the story was that each individual s climb to the same goal was so different rom the other While their story is told through the sport of
high school wrestling which by the way has no ropes rings or olding chairs which isschool wrestling which by the way
has no ropes rings or olding chairs whichno ropes rings or olding chairs which on the Oh, the Things They Invented!: All About Great Inventors first day of tryouts in high school i left it could have been any sport or common interest their story was in their dedication and progress The ending will confuse youor a moment but after some contemplation you will reach that Ah ha moment I loved the endingMark Shanahan delivered the audio perfectly and kept the story interesting with his vocal acting I AM SO FREAKING MAD RIGHT NOWOkay enough all caps But seriously I am mad I was gifted this audiobook by SYNC during the summer It isn t I think this book was very good one of my Yikes, Vikings! (Canadian Flyer Adventures Series favorite books now The main reason why I liked this book is because wrestling is myavorite sport I know how hard a person has to work to get to the next step in wrestling Ivan Korske is the main character in this book He is working on getting to the state wrestling tournament or his last year in high school Ivan is like most wrestlers that want to go to the state tournament That means you have to work then any other person on your team and even the teams you are competing against Some people H 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 victoryHas each boy prepared Personal ResponseI thought that pinned was a good bookbecause during the story it told about how much the effort it takes to be a wrestler There was very exciting points in this book like when Bobby almost got his girlfriend pregnant then what happened to Ivan s mom there is a lot of the different things you will want to read and I would have liked if this book went a little bit Searching for Robert Johnson farther into the round where it was Bobby and Ivan wrestlingor the state title and not having it stop at the start of the match Other
wise i thoughtI thought was a great bookPlot SummaryWhat happened in this book is that Ivan is the best wrestlers in the state of New Jerseybut there s another wrestler who is good but has the determination to get to the state title which he does Ivan is Blood on Silk from Lennings and then bobby Zane isrom Milburn Bobby has both his parents and then in the contrast Ivan only has his dad when his mother died All Ivan s life has been wrestling he carved his mother s name into a wall thinking it will stay their Buzz: A Graphic Reality Check for Teens Dealing With Drugs and Alcohol forever which it will Bobby is a rich kid who is good at wrestling he had a girlfriend and he thought he got her pregnant in all reality he didn t but their was a problem He broke up with her half way through the thingsRecommendation I would recommend this book to anyone who really wants to know how much it takes to be in wrestling So I added this book to my to read list in 2011 And I have absolutely no idea why An intense book about wrestling But I m all in now taking it to the mat see what I did there Anyway I have just started and soar not bad Martino is
A Very Descriptive Writer Hevery descriptive writer he love his adjectives But you know what So do I so I can t even hate on him Honoring the Medicine: The Essential Guide to Native American Healing for all that Stay tuned as I delve into the sweaty smelly world of high school wrestlingTensionMartino excels at building the tension in this story It s so thick and raw it s almost painful Yet you have to know what s going to happen so you keep reading There is here than matches and wrestling though Both Bobby and Ivan are struggling with some heavy issues Rather than weigh the book down these struggles and issues give depth and help propel the narrativeorward As much as you care about what the outcome of the ultimate showdown between Bobby and Ivan will be you also By the Lake of Sleeping Children find yourself caringor them as people and not wanting there to only be one winner There seems to be than meets the eye with Ivan s coach McClellan It Bill Carey Rides West/The Town No Guns Could Tame/Bowdrie Rides a Coyote Trail feels like there is a backstory there and I wonder if it will be revealed or if it s just Ivan s hatred of him as a person unrelated to any eventThateeling when you think you missed something The whole IvanShelleyposter debacle Ivan was so enraged because he couldn t Erano guerrieri find his name Shelley said it was on there Why did he never tell her that he didn t see it and that s why heelt left out Was he just being manly and hiding how deeply he had been hurt I mean he is apologizing so why not go the extra step and come clean I just don t know which circles back to Moral Disorder and Other Stories feeling like I missed something Even after going back and re readingJust no No way I am so mad And let down What a cowardly way to end the book After all that tension all that build up could Martino not even handle it I don t think it was genius or perfect it s reprehensible If you are going to get people vested in your story and characters have the guts toinish it to bring it to a conclusion It doesn t even work as a metaphor to have an unresolved ending it just cheapens the whole thing Such a disappointment PinnedBy Alfred c MartinoThe name of the book is Pinned by Alfred C Martino The lexile Sallies of the Mind for this book is 670L That lexile isor 6th to 8th graders The book takes place in present day New Jersey It is about two really good wrestlers who live very different lives but have the same goal to win wrestling state Ivan Korske was predicted to win state and has many scholarship offers His mom died the year before his senior year He lives in a small town with a bad wrestling team and a bad coach He also is poor because his mother died The second wrestler is Bobby Zane the underdog who comes out of nowhere He is the team captain of a very good school which is ranked His amily is also very rich with a mansion and nice cars Bobby also has some problems his parent are unhappy and want to divorce Only one of them could win the state titleIn the book both Bobby and Ivan want Ivan Korske and Bobby Zane couldn't be different they come rom different backgrounds different lifestyles and they have very different values and ways of looking at the world and dealing with people Yet they bot.
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