IT'S A MILE FROM HERE TO GLORY by Robert C. Lee

IT'S A MILE FROM HERE TO GLORY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Early MacLaren, four-foot-eleven-inch high school junior, has nothing much going for him until the track coach discovers his talent for running and Early develops a greed for winning, Almost overnight he becomes a conceited hero, but a motorcycle accident that knocks him off his legs for months, a physical therapist who moves in and later marries Early's widowed father, and a black teammate who demonstrates the value of pulling together, all insure that his moral development keeps pace with his physical recovery right up to his breaking of the state mile record in a crucial last page meet. It's obviously not a record-breaking plot but the character development is easy and believable, the four-eleven sports hero is a reinforcing novelty, and there's something likable about the whole Logan High bunch.

Pub Date: March 16th, 1972
Publisher: Little, Brown