Because of his reputation as a star, along with his ability to manipulate people, Drew is able to do the minimum to get by and charm some teachers into giving him a pass on grades and assignments. This is also where Drew and Urban first meet and get to talk. Drew could not believe it because the man was supposed to have died. I will recommend this book to people who like basketball and mystery. The words used would imply what it meant very easily, which is good for someone who is not familiar with all the terms.
I don't think a non-athlete would like this cause they might lose interest or be confusing. With the summer league championship on the line, just how far is Hutch willing to bend to be a good teammate? When it came to tests and homework Lee did most of the work for Drew. That is, until a washed-up former playground legend steps back onto the court and takes True under his wing. Loaded with action-packed, suspenseful basketball sequences, crisp dialogue, sharply drawn characters, and keen insight into contemporary basketball culture in America, Drews story illuminates the realities and choices facing gifted young athletes. I gave this book a five out of five stars. Characterization: Drew Robinson was an amazing athlete.
Lee is tall and not as skinny with blond hair. From basketball to romance to winning in general. Had to end there for spoilers I recommend this book to people who like sports and suspense. Gilbert, the rich benefactor who treats Drew like a luxury commodity; Drew's teammate and best friend, Lee, content to pick up Drew's off-the-court slack for the good of the game. Lee is a senior on the team with Drew and the two are very opposite in personality. He has just moved to a new school and has just started the basketball season.
One day while drue was working on his game he saw someone who seemed as a ghost. Keep up with all the latest book-related goodies on our blog and interact with authors in our Twitter chats. Michael has his first baseball game he only pitched one inning he struck out everyone he pitched to and they win. He first came to prominence as a sportswriter in. The crystal merchant did not like the idea, but he agreed to do that and also agreed. Plot: The plot throughout the story was about how the main character Drew, was an amazing basketball player but had to learn not to let it all go to his head. He does good but not great, and turns out to be selfish at the end of the game.
What he doesn't have is family -- until the day 12-year-old smart aleck Molly Parker confronts him in a parking lot and claims to be his daughter, the only daughter of Jen Parker, Josh's college sweetheart and the still the only girl he's ever loved. It was about a high school kid that plays basketball and that's kind of where I'm at right now. What he's met is a cautionary tale: The man, who tells Drew to call him Donald, is a former basketball legend who lost everything when he became too invested in the hype surrounding him. Characterization Drew Robinson started off as a person that only focused on the basketball portion of his life. Is cyanosis an insensitive measure of. His idol Derek Jeter, plays the position, and more importantly, so did his father. I learned that you should always stay humble and work hard in school.
Author Lupica co-wrote autobiographies with and and collaborated with screenwriter on Wait Till Next Year and Mad as Hell: How Sports Got Away From the Fans and How We Get It Back. His teacher told Drew and Lee to go back and get Donald and bring him in. He was constantly being watched and looked out for by his friends, teachers, and Mr. Like sense when evil is about to strike. One thing I really liked was that the book taught about basketball terms without flat out saying them.
He hurt his knee falling down some stairs at a club, and he couldn't play again. Pulmonary disease; yes, when pulmonary valve are absent they can cause cyanosis B. It was a very good book to read as coming from someone who loves basketball. Mike Lupica did a good job on explaining the book and keeping you hooked to the book to the point when you don't want to put the book down. After he followed him to his room he knocked on the door.
A solid mix of character-driven realism and basketball action. Some of the scenes were cheesy, of course, but I felt good about teaching it to kids. Gilbert brought drew from Brooklyn, New York to southern California just so he could have Drew on his team. He got suspended for two games, and would be back right before the championship game. The clear message here is that young athletes should not let fame go to their heads, a case made so well by the story that Drew's continued arrogance and poor decision-making is sometimes difficult to believe. Drew went to Morrison park that night an old rundown park nobody went but drew loved going there cause he was alone and cause practice on his game without all the attention on him but tonight it was someone else there on the court drew had never seen before he did the most amazing things with the ball drew had ever seen he never came out from hiding he just watched him amazed from behind a tree.
Synopsis Like the game of baseball, life is quirky and unpredictable, as Shane Hunter discovers in the spring of his sophomore year. When he goes to talk to him, 'Ghost' runs away. Donald had no friends and was shy in the beginning, but at the end of the book he had three good friends and talked about his life. All of which leaves 14-year-old Jake in a Texas-sized shadow, a tall order for any boy, especially one who's merely a freshman. Drew thinks he is a pretty nice principal. When he spots a talented, solitary older player on his neighborhood court late one night, Drew thinks he's seen a ghost.