I know the state title is mine. The title I’ve wanted for so long, but could only dream of. The title I won so many times in so many ways on those dusty trails all summer long.
And then I realize.
I’m still on one of those morning runs, and State is three months away.
Bobby Reyes’ debut novel, Bolder Dreams, follows the ups and downs of a cross country season – the thrill of victory, the frustration of loss, and the enduring pursuit of perfection – to capture a state title.
The story follows Baxter Reeves, a typical high school teenager, though his goals aren’t so typical. He’s one of the best cross country runners in the state of Colorado, and he has ambitions to be a state champion, a feat he hopes will win the affections of those around him.
But any race worth winning isn’t that easy.
Fortunately, Baxter’s unique crew of friends, as well as a coach who serves as his mentor, help him through the most challenging cross country season of his life
Not to mention blood-pumping mile repeats, enduring tempo runs, and of course, late-night shenanigans with friends.