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The Heartbeat of Halftime

Wunderli, Stephen

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Thirteen-year-old Wing is sick of losing.  The Mighty Titans haven't won a football game in ages, and Fat Ed, the school bully, doesn't look like he's going to stop dumping on Wing and his friends anytime soon.  But above all else, Wing just can't understand why the man who taught him everything about football, his father, is no longer there for him.As Wing struggles to accept his father's impending death from cancer, and his team fights its way to a division championship, Wing comes to realize that winning can simply mean holding on to what you already have.

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The Heartbeat of Halftime
1SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH-1972I wanted to start this story back before everything got bad with my pop. Maybe way back to that Saturday morning when he loaded me into his old Buick, told my mother he was off to the hardware store, and, instead, signed me up to play football for the first time in my life. That was three years before Taco Bell banged his head on the wrench shelf in his pop's garage and had a vision of playin' for the Minnesota Vikings; before Heat had any thoughts about livin' with his brother in Alabama and never playin' football again; and before any of
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  • Wunderli, Stephen

  • STEPHEN WUNDERLI, author of The Blue Between the Clouds, lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife and four children.
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The Heartbeat of Halftime

Wunderli, Stephen

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