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Finish Line: 03/17/12
Finish Line by James Ross is the sequel to Lifetime Loser. Justin and Keith are caught in the act of paint balling a neighbor's house. As punishment they are sent to Prairie Winds for a summer job.
The story of Justin and Keith is a by the numbers coming of age story. The men take them under their wings. The boys are worked hard but also given time to play hard. Along the way they become friends with the regulars and maybe grow a little as individuals.
Along with this coming of age tale, there's a secondary plot involving one of the regulars having cancer. While this piece is just as well written as the A plot, it disrupts the flow of the book. The cancer story would have been better if it had been taken out of Finish Line and expanded into its own novel.