Pinned by Alfred C. Martino

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In this gripping story, wrestling dominates the lives of two young men. Ivan Korske and Bobby Zane come from very different backgrounds--yet they both have the drive, determination, and commitment of a champion. And both are determined to have successful wrestling seasons despite having to grapple with their own demons.  
    But their personal problems won't matter when these two teens meet on the mat to compete for the title of New Jersey State Wrestling Champion. Both Ivan and Bobby have put in grueling hours of practice, endured intense hunger to cut weight, and sacrificed themselves for the sport they love--but only one of them is destined to win.


About Alfred C. Martino

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Alfred Martino is the president of Listen and Live Audio, Inc. in East Hanover, New Jersey. This is his first novel.
Published October 1, 2006 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 332 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Unsparing and told with such visceral acuity that the reader can almost feel the burn of the mat, author Martino meticulously details the kind of guts it takes to get the glory.

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Wrestling isn't just a sport to Bobby Zane and Ivan Korske.

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Curled Up With a Good Kid's Book

That is not to say that a reluctant reader on the wrestling team wouldn’t love this book, but classifying it solely as a book about wrestling does it a great disservice.

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