I absolutely adored this novel even if it did rip my heart out and dribble it around for a while. The game descriptions, the language of the poetry, the family relationships at play--this book has so much to offer! I'd give it to fans of basketball or poetry or just those looking for a good story with a strong emotional impact.
5th - 8th Grade
Tags: Character Driven, Contemporary Fiction, Family Life, Novels in Verse, People of Color, School Stories, Sports, Tear Jerker