Something For Joey
Do you know the true meaning of courage and love? Richard E. Peck has marvelously shown these ideas in Something For Joey (Bantam Young Reader; $7.50). Peck's themes are love, compassion and courage. He describes wonderfully, the true, memorable, compassionate story of courage and love between two brothers.
In 1973, while John Cappelletti was winning the Heisman Trophy as the outstanding college football player in America, his younger brother Joey, John's younger brother, was suffering from leukemia. Something For Joey the true-life story of John Cappelletti, once a professional football player, and his younger brother Joey, a victim of leukemia. Joey is a young child trying to cope with leukemia and has only one hero in the world, his older brother John, who is a football player that attends Penn State. Joey lives to see his brother John, quarter back of the Penn State football team, play and score touchdowns.
The Cappelletti had to endure emotional hardships and triumphs as the family goes through with Joey's treatments for Leukemia and his undying love for his brother.
Richard E. Peck is an experienced author in writing books on true stories. Some of his other works include, but not limit: The New Mexico Experience: 1598-1998: The Confluence of Cultures (University of New Mexico, $90) and Final Solution: Doubleday Science Fiction (Out of Print). By reading Something For Joey, you will promptly note the more advanced writing style of this author. His words instantaneously form pictures of the scene in your mind. This attribute in Peck's novels help keeps the reader involved by making the book come alive. This definitely urges you to continue reading this piece of literature. I finished reading the book in less than a day, showing how addictive this narrative is. Few authors that I...