The Obstacle Course

The Obstacle Course

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After growing up in a hardscrabble Maryland town, a teenage boy will stop at nothing to pursue his dream Ita€™s 1957, and fifteen-year-old Roy Poole has again been awakened by the nightly argument between his mother, his sister, and his hard-drinking father. Roy sneaks away after the old man passes out, and hitches a ride to the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, to use its brutal obstacle course, which he can run better than most midshipmen. Whenever hea€™s navigating the ropes, gullies, and jumps, Roy finds that hea€™s able to leave his troubles behind. Roya€™s dream is to join the Academy as a midshipman, but after years of bad grades and mishaps, Annapolis is a long shot. When a chance encounter with a retired admiral sets him on the path to a better life, Roy will face his greatest obstacle yet.your home and making Farrington your new home. And you might have to repeat the ninth grade, because their standards are higher than a public schoola#39;s.a€ I kind of squirmed around when he said that. Even though Ia#39;d been wanting to get out, anbsp;...

Title:The Obstacle Course
Author:J. F. Freedman
Publisher:Open Road Media - 2013-05-28


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