One Shot Away by T. Glen Coughlin
A Wrestling Story

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They're all just one shot away

It's senior year and the last season for Diggy, Jimmy, and Trevor on the Molly Pitcher High School varsity wrestling team. And they all want the same thing: to win.

But Diggy's got to compete with his older brother's legacy, and now he's in danger of losing his spot to the newcomer, Trevor. Not to mention he's got girl problems. Jimmy's got the cops on his tail and a girlfriend who looks down on him. Then Diggy does the unthinkable—he betrays a teammate. Can the team forgive him? And can he forgive himself?

With the pressure building and loyalties splintering, Diggy, Jimmy, and Trevor have got one shot to make weight and get onto the mat. Because pinning your opponent is about more than just winning.


About T. Glen Coughlin

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T. Glen Coughlin is the acclaimed author of two novels, The Hero of New York and Steady Eddie, as well as a number of short stories. An avid wrestling enthusiast, Glen began attending matches and tournaments in 2002 when his son started wrestling as a high school freshman. He still actively follows high school and college wrestling. He was raised in New York and lives in New Jersey with his family.
Published October 2, 2012 by HarperTeen. 336 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Sports & Outdoors, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Three wrestlers in their senior year and last season are desperate to leave their unhappy lives behind as they compete with each other and themselves in this gritty story.

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Rotating between three high school wrestlers, One Shot Away tackles the not often discussed sport of wrestling, and does a good job at that.

Dec 13 2012 | Read Full Review of One Shot Away: A Wrestling Story

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