Ironman, the California Reader Award Winner was one of the best books I have ever read in my life. Ironman is about a young adult named Bo Brewster who always wanted to be a Triathlete and become a true Ironman and he has a bad relationship with his father who owns a bike shop. Ever since Bo was young, he and his dad never got along, his dad would yell at him most of the time for nonsense reasons, and his mother would just stand there watching her child be yelled at. Bo’s life gets worse when he gets to high school, his teacher Mr. Redmond absolutely hates Bo ever since he quit the football team. Then during class one day, Mr. Redmond got so much on Bo’s nerve that he cursed Mr. Redmond off and that landed Bo in early sessions of anger management with Mr. Nak and the Juveniles that were landed in there too. As anger management begins, Bo thinks he does not belong there and that everyone else in there but him is stupid and are just plain crazy. However, as Bo goes to the meetings everyday before school he realizes the trouble these people have in there lives and that his dad is just a little problem considered to what the problems the other people in the group have. Bo also meets his love of his life, Shelly. Shelly is one of the members from the group who is very fit and strong and works out with Bo everyday. Towards the end of the meetings, they start going out and have so much fun together. In addition, as Bo trains for his ultimate triathlon one of the kids from the meetings found out that Bo’s dad helped the other team so Bo can lose the triathlon. As you can see, Bo has so many things to overcome before he goes through with the triathlon.
Life is a made up of a collection of moments. Some people say that one must learn from obstacles that everyone struggles with. Some people say that every challenge helps to achieve strength of character and self-growth. Ever since I remember, the most significant change in my life was the loss of my father. Even though it was a very hurtful experience, it helped me to know myself better as a ...
There are many reasons why I enjoy this book so much. First, there is not just one plot to this story there are many series of problems that lead to another and I like that in a story. In addition, this book shows the problems and situations young adults can be put in if their parents are not there for them or they are bad parents and the kids come out the same as the parents. Nevertheless, I enjoy reading about Bo train for the triathlon and how he overcomes all the situations he has been put in. For Example, his Dad who owns a bike shop give one of Bo’s competitors a free $5,000 so he can win. Bo has to make sure he forgets the past and win the triathlon in which he does. As you can see, I enjoy this book because there are many situations and problems one after the other, and I also enjoy watching Bo come over many obstacle to come and win the triathlon.
I would not recommend this book to others because I feel that this book is very confusing and I find that its hard to keep up with things. For Example, during the course of the story Bo is writing to Larry King, you will get to see what he writes to Larry and Bo expresses his feelings and problems to Larry King. But, in my opinion it is very hard to keep up with the actual story and the letters to Larry King. Also, in many ways this book is recommendable and has many upsides and downsides, but overall this book is a very enjoyable book.
This book changed my opinion in reading books for many reasons. First, this is a very different type of book considered to all the books of ever read. For example, during the course of the story the main character writes to Larry King about what’s happening and how he is training for the triathlon. I’ve never read that kind of book before, and now this book showed me that there is other types of books just like this and can be as interesting as Ironman. As you can see, this changed the thoughts and opinions about reading.