Dillon is living with the painful memory of his brother's suicide-and the role he played in it. To keep his mind and body occupied, he trains intensely for the Ironman triathlon. But outside of practice, his life seems to be falling apart. Then Dillon finds a confidante in Jennifer, a star high school basketball player who's hiding her own set of destructive secrets. Together, they must find the courage to confront their demons-before it's too late.
Family Relationships; Family member death; Divorce; Step parent; Family violence; divorced parents; separate homes; co-parenting; death of a brother; grief; family tragedy; loss; domestic abuse; spousal abuse; addiction; step father
Best of the Best Revisited (100 Best Books for Teens), 2001
YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 1990
child abuse; sexual abuse; suicide; triathlon; high school; basketball; drugs
Crutcher, Christ, "Chinese Handcuffs" (2004). Diverse Families. 1040.