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Throughout the novel "Gym Candy," Mick continues to blow his chances to stop things before they become irreversible. What chances along the way does Mick have to stop using performance-enhancing drugs? Why does he not take these chances?

Mick uses performance enhancing drugs in order to maintain an edge on the football field. Part of the reason why he does this is to help handle the pressures that weigh on him. What are these pressures that Mick has to contend with? What ways, aside from drugs, could Mick have handled his pressure? Why does he decide to use performance-enhancing drugs?

Discuss the theme of downfall as it relates to Mick and his father in the novel "Gym Candy." Why does Mick's father fail as a football player? Why does Mick resolve to be better than his father? When Mick begins using drugs, is his downfall unavoidable? Why...

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