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: capturing 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 of which he hopes to win the affections of all of those around him.
But any race worth winning isn't that easy.
Fortunately Baxter's got a crew of unique friends to help him through the most challenging cross country season of his life, as well as a coach who serves as his mentor.
There are those blood-pumping mile repeats, enduring tempo runs, and of course, late-night shenanigans with friends.