15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day Five

This 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge is hosted by Good Books and Good Wine.

Recommend a tearjerker.

This is a hard one for me because I don’t like tearjerkers. I either avoid them or stop reading them as soon as I find out they’re going to be tearjerkers. There are even books that I want to read but have been avoiding because I know they’re going to be tearjerkers.

I don’t know if this one really counts as a tearjerker, but I’m going to recommend it anyway because I liked it and I don’t want to skip today in the Challenge. I finished it on March 1, 2013 (my birthday!) and I gave it 3 stars on Goodreads but I didn’t write a review.

Ben Wolf has big things planned for his senior year. Had big things planned. Now what he has is some very bad news and only one year left to make his mark on the world.

How can a pint-sized, smart-ass seventeen-year-old do anything significant in the nowheresville of Trout, Idaho?

First, Ben makes sure that no one else knows what is going on—not his superstar quarterback brother, Cody, not his parents, not his coach, no one. Next, he decides to become the best 127-pound football player Trout High has ever seen; to give his close-minded civics teacher a daily migraine; and to help the local drunk clean up his act.

And then there’s Dallas Suzuki. Amazingly perfect, fascinating Dallas Suzuki, who may or may not give Ben the time of day. Really, she’s first on the list.

Living with a secret isn’t easy, though, and Ben’s resolve begins to crumble . . . especially when he realizes that he isn’t the only person in Trout with secrets.