Pinned by Alfred C. Martino audiobook

Pinned

By Alfred C. Martino
Read by Mark Shanahan

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Pinned follows Ivan Korske and Bobby Zane, two high school seniors, as they embark on the most important winter of their lives in a quest for the New Jersey state high school wrestling championship. Ivan Korske is the pride of Lennings, a rural town tucked away in the farmlands of western Jersey, and the odds-on favorite to be crowned state champion in the 129-pound weight class. For Ivan, the stakes are impossibly high. A state championship fulfills a promise he made to his mother before she passed away nine months earlier and will, perhaps, stem his father’s continued withdrawal from life. But mostly, Ivan dreams of getting a scholarship to a college far from his dreary hometown. To him, anything short of the title is failure. In Short Hills, a wealthy town on the other side of the state, Bobby Zane protects his younger brother Christopher from the fallout of their parents’ impending divorce, while searching for comfort from Carmelina Carrillo, a girl from a depressed part of Newark. Despite the distractions from the intense pressures of adolescent love and the family’s breakup, Bobby realizes his quest for the coveted 129-pound state title may be his only hope for salvation. Pinned follows Ivan and Bobby’s season-long efforts toward overcoming forces within and beyond their control toward a title that only one of them can capture!

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Pinned follows Ivan Korske and Bobby Zane, two high school seniors, as they embark on the most important winter of their lives in a quest for the New Jersey state high school wrestling championship.

Ivan Korske is the pride of Lennings, a rural town tucked away in the farmlands of western Jersey, and the odds-on favorite to be crowned state champion in the 129-pound weight class. For Ivan, the stakes are impossibly high. A state championship fulfills a promise he made to his mother before she passed away nine months earlier and will, perhaps, stem his father’s continued withdrawal from life. But mostly, Ivan dreams of getting a scholarship to a college far from his dreary hometown. To him, anything short of the title is failure.

In Short Hills, a wealthy town on the other side of the state, Bobby Zane protects his younger brother Christopher from the fallout of their parents’ impending divorce, while searching for comfort from Carmelina Carrillo, a girl from a depressed part of Newark. Despite the distractions from the intense pressures of adolescent love and the family’s breakup, Bobby realizes his quest for the coveted 129-pound state title may be his only hope for salvation.

Pinned follows Ivan and Bobby’s season-long efforts toward overcoming forces within and beyond their control toward a title that only one of them can capture!

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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.” Kirkus Reviews
“Many teens will identify with the boys’ struggles both on and off the mat.” School Library Journal

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Author Bio: Alfred C. Martino

Author Bio: Alfred C. Martino

Alfred C. Martino is the acclaimed author of young adult novels, including the Jr. Library Guild Selection and Best Books For Young Adults nominee, Pinned. Amateur wrestling has been a part of his life for over thirty-five years. He has competed on the midget, junior high, high school, and collegiate levels, as well as coached Millburn’s youth program for nearly a decade. He is a graduate of Duke University and the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. He currently lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.67
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English