Cover for EIGHT SECONDS by Jean Ferris

Cover for EIGHT SECONDS by Jean Ferris

BOOK JACKET BLURB: Control is an illusion. Each ride on the bucking bull is a lesson in pain. Each landing on the packed dirt is a jarring reminder of reality. Rodeo camp is a tough way to spend a summer, but John is having the time of his life. No clingy girlfriends, no nagging mom, no annoying sisters. Just him and the guys and the biggest bulls he’s ever seen. All he has to do is stay on a bull for eight seconds. It may feel like an eternity to his aching body, but for once John feels in control of his own fate. Then he learns his new rodeo buddy Kit is gay. Shaken by the news, he tries to deal with the other guys’ reactions and his own self-doubts. Suddenly, riding a bull seems easy….

Published by Puffin Books, 2000, $5.99
192 pages
Release date: May 1, 2002
ISBN: 9780142301210


ALA Best Book For Young Adults 2002


Publishers Weekly, April 22, 2002

Teenreads, October 1, 2000


Author’s website: http://www.jeanferris.com/index.htm

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jean-Ferris/110896855629644

Headshot of Jean Ferris

Headshot of Jean Ferris


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