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Jess, Sir Harry Smith Community College


The front cover is an automatic hint to what this story features: Basketball! Despite not liking basketball myself, the entire story didn’t just go on about it but it including other things that I can relate to. For example- friendship, family losses, getting over grief, moving, love and trouble! I enjoyed this book greatly because not only is the writing itself amazing, the way it is set out is really cool and I had never seen a book written this way. This book is about a boy called Charlie (age 12) who is getting over the loss of his father. He’s been getting into trouble, lacking in school and has become quite independant. His plan for a relaxed, fun summer drifts away when his mum sends him to his grandparents in Washington for the ENTIRE SUMMER! At first he thought that it was going to be the worst 6 weeks ever but it turns out to be great! His grandad works him hard which teaches him a lesson and thanks to the help of his cousin, he becomes an amazing player at basketball. For Charlie that was the best summer ever: family, teamwork, friends, basketball and love. It ends on a cliff hanger making you question and want to read the next book in the series! I recommend this because it has a great storyline and despite the thickness of the book, it is really easy to read and doesn’t take that long.

Posted on: 26th April 2019 at 04:39 pm

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