Mick had an interaction with a boy that use to be on his football team by the name of drager he was bigger in size and stronger in the weight room drager would always pick on mick because he took his position when he got kicked off the football team. 10 questions multiple choice: 1 what is gym candy referring to, 2 why did mick decide to take steroids, 3 why did mick feel so much pressure to be. Gym candy is a great book this book starts with mick johnson (the main character) as a 4 year old playing football in the back yard with his dad he was trying to get pass his dad and score after a few try's mick got passed his dad and his dada was so happy in pop warner the league before middle school.
Set in seattle, washington, gym candy tells the story of mick johnson a young football player who is pushed just a little bit to far mick started his football training at the age of four he was also put in school a year late so he always has a year on the kids he plays with. Librarything review user review - jordan777 - librarything the novel, gym candy, portrays peer presure in the beginning, the protaginist, mick johnson, struggles to become stronger when all of his teamates are counting on him, in the middle, he begins took. Carl deuker writes the book gym candy it is a wonderful book that you won&rsquot want to quit reading the main character is mick johnson who looks up to his dad who played in the nfl mick try&rsquos everything he can to be the best on the football field and he takes it too far and finally realizes what he must do to fix what he has done.
Mick johnson-he is a tall but muscular boy he is and active kid but loves footballthinks his father is a star and wants to be just like him, later he finds out that his dad isnt so perfect and couldnt handle the nfl he partied, got into fights, missed team meeting, got dui's, and got in to bar fights. The next season mick was told he wasn't powerful so he started lifting his dad got a free membership along with his new job, to a gym named popeye's mick started attending popeyes daily to get very strong his trainer named peter volz then had bribed mick to start with steroids which lead to devastation. He follows the workout plan and sticks to it and never misses a dose of his gym candy rage- mick experiences sudden bursts of rage due to the side effects of the steroids usually he is not an angry type of person but the roid rage causes him so snap on one of the nicest guys in school for almost no reason. Use these questions to prepare for a final test over this novel learn with flashcards, games, and more — for free. Regret- mick's father regret's messing up his nfl career and wishes that he could do it all over lies/deceit- mick's father lied to him his whole life made mick believe that his father was something he wasn't and this was the wrong thing to do.
The book gym candy by carl deuker is about a boy named mike johnson who struggles with trying to make his dad proud of him by playing football and being the best on the team mike soon thinks that the only way to become stronger is by steroids. The effects that taking gym candy have on his mind and body are the major focus of the last two-thirds of the book mick is a believable character, a football player who feels enormous pressure to live up to his father's reputation has a small-time football player. Gym candy is a book about a boy named mick johnson who is a football superstar his father mike johnson also lived the dream and played in the nfl but his dad always told him that he had gotten severely injured and stopped playing, when really he had a bad attitude and was kicked off of the team.
Mick johnson the protagonist and narrator of the book, mick johnson is the son of mike johnson, a former college star and nfl player from an early age, mick loves football because his father introduces him to the sport, and because he wants to exceed his father's near-mythical status as a football player. 1) what was mick's last memory of his dad when he was a kid 2) why did mick think his father was above every other father of his friends 3) how does mick's mom think about his dad always practicing for football all the time. Gym candy carl deuker boston: houghton mifflin, 2007 313 pp evaluative annotation mick johnson was born to play football his father was an nfl player for a short period of time and taught mick to eat, breathe, and live football. Start studying gym candy learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.
Gym candy also touches on the important issues of peer and parental pressure and the extraordinary struggle today's young athletes face under the glare of the often unforgiving stadium lights. Gym candy by: carl deuker travis long 9/22/13 summary mick is a student athlete determined to make it to the next level with his dad playing in the nfl and holding most of the school records mick wants to one up him. Carl deuker's novel gym candy details the rise and fall of high school football star mick johnson attending shilshole high school in seattle, washington, mick johnson is the son of mike johnson, a former college star and nfl player whose career was ended by an injury.
When i was in high school, a friend and i would sit in the back of english class and write poems and songs in the style of bob dylan we'd pass these back and forth to one another, careful to avoid the eye of our teacher. His father offers to get him some time with a personal trainer at a nearby gym and mick goes, despite his coach's concerns that it would be better to work out with his own teammates his personal trainer, peter, offers mick some steroid enhancements that he refuses. Mick's father, mike johnson is responsible for the source of great pressure that mick feels which lead to mick thinking that steroids will be the panacea to these troubles mick's dad was a football prodigy, both in high school and in college when he played for the huskies.
Peter is the trainer of mick at popeye's he is a static character because he never changes throughout the book peter is antagonist because even though it wasn't on purpose he got mick into major trouble with his coach and father. I have finished the book gym candyit is about mick johnson, a sophomore, at a high school in california he is the starting running back as a freshmen, but is stop short of the goal line in a big game. Mick's father was a failure as an nfl football player and now looks to mick to pick up his dreams as a football player mick's best friend is drew carney drew is the quarterback that struggles to make starting varsity but then makes it.