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Contributor(s): Lupica, Mike (Author)

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ISBN: 1101997834     ISBN-13: 9781101997833
Publisher: Puffin Books
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: August 2016
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BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Family - Adoption
- Juvenile Fiction | Sports & Recreation - Basketball
- Juvenile Fiction | Family - Orphans & Foster Homes
Dewey: FIC
Age Level: 10-UP
Grade Level: 5-UP
Lexile Measure: 840(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.9" H x 5.4" W x 8.2" (0.60 lbs) 288 pages
Features: Ikids, Price on Product
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 177134
Reading Level: 5.2   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 9.0
 
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Publisher Description:
From the #1 bestselling author of Heat, Travel Team and Million-Dollar Throw comes a feel-good basketball tale reminiscent of The Blind Side.

Forced to live on his own after his mom dies and her boyfriend abandons him, 12-year-old Jayson does whatever it takes to get by. He will do anything to avoid the foster care system. He manages to get away with his deception until the day he gets caught stealing a new pair of basketball sneakers. Game over. Within a day a social worker places him with a family from the other side of town, the Lawtons. New home, new school, new teammates.

Jayson, at first, is combatative, testing the Lawtons' patience at every turn. He wants out, yet the Lawtons refuse to take the bait. But not everyone in Jayson's new life is so ready to trust him. It's on Jayson to believe that he deserves a better life than the one he once had. The ultimate prize if he can? A trip to play in the state finals at Cameron Indoor Stadium-home to the Duke Blue Devils and launching pad to his dream of playing bigtime college ball. Getting there will be a journey that reaches far beyond the basketball court.

Eager fans will find this a slam-dunk. A must-purchase.-
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Lupica's announcer-like delivery will have you breathless, on the edge of your seat, cheering.--Florida Times-Union

 
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