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By author: Jeff Rud
Selling Points: Basketball, stereotypes, peer pressure
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Mar/01/2008
Lexile Level: HL670L
Fry Reading Level: 4.0
Pages: 176
Fiction Ages 10+
Price:  $9.95
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I marched toward Stillman, who was at the far free-throw line, standing with the ball on his hip. "What exactly is your problem?" I said, looking directly into his black eyes.

"Just you," Stillman replied, an irritating smirk forming at one corner of his mouth. "I thought you were supposed to be a basketball player, not one of the funny boys of the drama department.

Fifteen-year-old Kyle Evans has been a jock for years—a triple threat basketball player who can dribble, pass or shoot with considerable skill. But once he decides to try out for the school musical production at Sainsbury High, Kyle finds there is much more to life than hightops and hookshots. Conflicting priorities cause problems between Kyle and his coaches, teachers, teammates and friends. And when his buddy Lukas becomes the target of homophobic hatred, Kyle is left with some difficult choices to make.

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Rated "excellent"


Resource Links "The Year's Best", commended  CA  2008
Rainbow List, commended  US  2009
CCBC Best Books, commended  CA  2009


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