My Young Adult Novels

Offensive Foul

“David H. Hendrickson has written a sequel worthy of his spectacular novel, Offside. Offensive Foul is filled with heart.”
—Leslie Claire Walker, author of The Faery Chronicles

“Rabbit Labelle is back in David H. Hendrickson’s Offensive Foul, and everything’s cranked up a notch. Tougher family issues. Racism bubbling over. And a powerful first love caught in the middle. Love this saga!”
—Terry Hayman, author of Chasing the Minotaur

“Hendrickson has scored again. Offensive Foul is another great book full of sports excitement and racial conflict. Rabbit Labelle’s speed and agility shine on the basketball court, but he risks losing his place on the team when he stands up for what’s right. Rabbit is just as fast to put everything on the line for his friends as he is with the basketball. I enjoyed this book immensely.”
—Rebecca Shelley, author of Dragonbound: Blue Dragon

“High school football star Rabbit Labelle returns in a page-turner with plenty of food for thought. Racial conflict, family discord, and a girl­friend. Offensive Foul has all that, and, of course, basketball. David H. Hendrickson sinks a three-pointer at the buzzer with this winning addi­tion to Offside. Don’t miss it.”
—Dory Crowe, author of Dark Secrets

Offside

“This coming-of-age tale of a young country boy from Maine who must adapt to a new life in the city is a perfect choice for high school students of all reading abilities. The quick pace of the story keeps the reader springing after “Rabbit” Labelle as he encounters all kinds of people in his new environment. Especially meaningful to us as a school are the book’s themes of bullying, alienation, friendship, and family, as these offer much to talk about in discussion groups.”
Anastasia Mower
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Lynn English High School

Cracking the Ice

“A compelling, civil rights tale of a young man’s coming of age on the ice. Hendrickson personalizes history with unforgettable characters.”
Jewell Parker Rhodes, author of 2011 Coretta Scott King Honor book, Ninth Ward

“I started Cracking the Ice and could not put it down. Jessie Stackhouse’s generosity, hope and intelligence touched my heart”
Joyce Carol Thomas, National Book Award and American Book Award winner

“Hendrickson’s debut novel paints a gripping account of a courageous young man rising above evil.” Booklist