The Comeback (Lorimer Sports Stories) (Paperback)
On the surface, fourteen-year-old Chris is pretty average, playing hockey and having friends. But underneath it all, Chris is depressed. He quits his hockey team, but his doctor suggests that he should pick up another sport. Chris starts playing soccer, and the positive benefits of sport start to take effect. But former hockey teammate Trent is on the team, and his suspicions about Chris and his mental health threaten Chris's acceptance and recovery. When Chris and Trent are chosen to play in a summer tournament, Chris decides to keep his depression a secret. But will rumors and stigma about his condition make him backslide and turn his own team against him? Find out in this sensitive high/low middle grade title.
About the Author
ALEX O'BRIEN left a career in human resources to write novels, scripts and songs. He has been a finalist and winner of several writing competitions. He is the author of the Lorimer sports story The Playmaker. Alex lives in Parry Sound, Ontario.