"Imitate The Tiger" by Cheripko is a very compelling read for any high school student who believes drinking and drinking to excess is a normal part of 'becoming a man,' or fitting in with the 'in-crowd.' Chris Serbo is a high school senior and is an excellent football player, but once his coach and a caring teacher become aware of his way overboard drinking, they push him to admit he has a problem and seek treatment. Chris has to keep a journal while in treatment and the beginning of each chapter is a journal entry that triggers a memory of Chris' painful and embarrassing battles with alcohol. He looses his girlfriend and friendships as he sinks further and further into addiction. A multitude of young people (both male and female) will identify with Chris' obsessive drinking/partying as he tries to find hope and meaning in his very lonely life. He battles all who try to help him and just continues on a downward spiral of denial about his dependency. The teen audience will find the book an easy and interesting read. The accompanying questions will open some of their eyes to examine their own behaviors as well as the behaviors of their friends when it comes to excessive and problem drinking. This book is a REAL page turner!! (Feedback about this item is really appreciated and I invite you to become a follower to receive notices of SALES. FREEBIES and new items posted). Thank You!!