- By Scott Carpenter

Picking on Retards

  • Title: Picking on Retards
  • Author: Scott Carpenter
  • ISBN: 9781452007434
  • Page: 420
  • Format: Paperback
  • Picking on Retards We are most shaped by the things that we are ashamed of Ronald Butcher Blake is The Man when it comes to high school football in With the other heroes of the undefeated Mims High School Mustangs

    We are most shaped by the things that we are ashamed of Ronald Butcher Blake is The Man when it comes to high school football in 1988 With the other heroes of the undefeated Mims High School Mustangs he is one of the elite The untouchable That is until he takes it upon himself, while showing off for his teammates, to assault and frighten a mentally disabled boy in thWe are most shaped by the things that we are ashamed of Ronald Butcher Blake is The Man when it comes to high school football in 1988 With the other heroes of the undefeated Mims High School Mustangs he is one of the elite The untouchable That is until he takes it upon himself, while showing off for his teammates, to assault and frighten a mentally disabled boy in the hallway at school Letting the punishment fit the crime, the principal and his coach devise an ingenious way of teaching Butcher a lesson He won t be suspended from school or kicked off the team, provided he agrees to one stipulation Butcher Blake will be the new bodyguard for the boy, Ethan Miles The rest of the Mustangs, however, don t like losing their partner in crime to some retard and they do all they can to make life even harder on Butcher and his new charge Led by Derek Skyler and his personal Goon Squad, the remaining members of the team, and even Butcher s girlfriend, launch an effort to wreck the new arrangement No longer elite and no longer untouchable, Butcher begins to see that there is to life than just football A realization that he fights every step of the way Picking On Retards is a novel about the hardest lessons we learn The ones about ourselves.

    1 thought on “Picking on Retards

    1. How unfortunate that the title of this book will scare people off before they even give it a chance. Yes the title is provocative, much along the same lines as Stop Being Niggardly and Nine Other Things Black People Need to Stop Doing. Yes, it sounds pretty offensive and I will admit that I didn’t really want to pull it out and start reading it in the doctor’s office waiting room. But, Picking on Retards is not the mean-spirited book that some people are going to assume it is. In fact, it is [...]

    2. I enjoyed this book thoroughly and the earlier book by Mr Carpenter, Mr Undesirable.I found this after reading a review by Lance Carbuncle here on . Thanks for the review and book suggestion.( I knew there was some reason we were connected here on .)This book was a lot more than you might think from the title- in fact you can pretty much forget about getting offended by the title. (there are other things you can be offended about in the book if you like)The book is about a high school football s [...]

    3. 2.5 stars. Agree it's a bad title, as others have noted. I picked this up after reading Scott's earlier work Mr. Undesirable, which I found hilarious. This one not so much. Occasional laughs, but much less than his previous book. Also, the football angle and especially the ending was not believeable, as he depicted a high school team so great that only ONE touchdown was scored against them the whole season prior to the championship game. Many of the story elements just didn't ring true.

    4. This book first got my attention because of the friends' recommendations. I went to go buy it on and saw all of the character assassination attempts on the author. Of course, that made me buy it. I do get bored with football, but the characters all drew me in. I encourage people to read this book. Please go on and help the ratings go up. This book was good. The title made me mad, but the story was honest. It makes me mad when people rate books on or any space without reading it.

    5. Truly enjoyed this book. I was a freshman in highschool when the "hero" of this story was a senior and I could so relate to the setting. It made me laugh and could be a little graphic with the sexual content, but it was highschool and SO REAL! It touched me though to know this "hero" was really someone's hero for who he was, not his athletic ability. Great book!

    6. I really enjoyed reading this book. It is full of cussing and sex, but since it's about a high school boy so it just seemed real. There were several laugh at loud parts.

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