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Unfortunately, her dad, Pete Weiczynkowski, had news of his own. Cancer. Pancreatic cancer. When Leah hears her father's news, the wind is knocked out of her and a coldness seeps through her -- disbelief, sadness, anger. Not her Pops! Why her Pops? Why now? And what is she supposed to do? Now, when she has a real shot at her goal? Now, when her father is dying?
Going for the Record addresses Leah's struggle with her passion for her sport, her love for her father, and her growing recognition of her father's faith and bravery. Loosely based on the author's own experience of her father dying of cancer, Going for the Record is a coming-of-age story on a number of levels, as Leah must question everything that's mattered most to her and how she will define herself in the future. Paperback, 208 pages.
Number of Pages: 210
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2004
|Dimensions: 9.0 X 6.0 (inches)|
Availability: Expected to ship on or about 04/30/15.
Pete has cancer. Pancreatic cancer, a vicious form that knows no cure. When he lays this news on Leah, it knocks the wind out of her from the inside out, and a coldness seeps through her body, as if something at her very core has burst. Not her Pops. Disbelief leads to sadness and sadness morphs into anger -- not just about the unfairness of losing her dad; it's also an anger that asks, Why does this have to happen "now?" Just when she's hit a sweet spot in her quest to become the foremost women's soccer player in the world. Realistically, she has a shot. She's good, and she's determined. And now her dad is dying -- he's dying, and the doctors have allotted him three months, tops, to live.
What should she do? Should she go to the tryout camp even though it's a month before he's supposed to die? Or does she give it all up -- soccer, the dream, her future -- to be at home for the last weeks of herfather's life? This is Leah Weiczynkowski's dilemma &or at least it is in the beginning.
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