Triangle by Jon Ripslinger

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Darin was a top athlete until a poolside accident left him in a wheelchair. For the past two years, his girlfriend, Joy, and best friend, Jeremy, have stood by him even through his most bitter and abusive moods. But as Darin becomes increasingly demanding and dependent on alcohol, Joy and Jeremy turn to each other for friendship and solace. Matters get complicated when Joy gets pregnant with Jeremy’s child and wants to cut all ties to Jeremy, in the hopes of convincing Darin he is the father. “Ripslinger’s use of a female pitcher will pull in both the female and male softball fan. The view from Jeremy’s corner of this love/hate triangle and his knowledge of softball should keep both the non-sports and sports fan’s interest.”-VOYA

About Jon Ripslinger

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Jon Ripslinger (Davenport, Iowa) is a writer and a former high school English teacher. He was a participant in the University of Iowa Writer's Workshop and is the author of several published short stories and two other novels for young adults.á
Published June 30, 1994 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 224 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books. Fiction

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Darin's confinement to a wheelchair has made him demanding and abusive to girlfriend Joy and best friend Jeremy, who drives him around and keeps him supplied with beer from his mother's tavern.

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Motivated by misguided feelings of guilt, Joy and Jeremy vow to stand by Darin even though they have fallen in love with each other and have begun to sleep together, ``just for the experience.'' Other issues intensifying the already complex state of affairs include Joy's mysterious illness during...

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