#borrowathon the hockey saint by Howard Shapiro

Paperback, 1st, 133 pages
Published September 10th 2014 by Animal Media Group
I received this copy from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

synopsis via GoodreadsThe highly anticipated sequel to “The Stereoypical Freaks” and the 2nd book in the “Forever Friends” Trilogy, this is “The Hockey Saint”

Twenty-one year old Jeremiah Jacobson is the world’s best hockey player, but he wasn’t prepared for the frenzy and scrutiny that came with that title. Tom Leonard is an average college sophomore… just a guy trying to find his place in the world as he sorts through issues that are both very real and seemingly insurmountable.

Through a chance meeting, these two strike up an unlikely friendship. Their bond is tested when Tom discovers that his idol isn’t as perfect up close as he seems from afar. With Jeremiah living a little too much in the moment and with his past catching up to him, will Tom be able to help him before it’s too late?

my thoughs: this was every turn cliché. a poor boy who loses his parents gets to live with his grandma not so clever at academics bit genius enough to hack an ex FBI agent, meets his idol who turns out to be an alcoholic who secretly married and dines in the back of a restaurant. the story is about the boy trying to convince the idolized sportsman to quit drinking and get help with rehab. it was boring enough to skim though and without having to read most if the bubbles ( which contains a lot of text with small font and even less important meaning) I found the ending way too cliché and it was just all over the place.
I hated the way the alcoholic “idol” had treated his wife and I don’t find having problems on his own justifying the way he behaves.
I gave it 2/5 stars because there are a lot more interesting comics/manga out there with sport premise.

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