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Book ISBN: 9780440938842
Author(s): Walter Dean Myers
Document type: Mass Market Paperbound
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Hoops - Must Read Basketball Novel
"When I stood up and took my warm-up jacket off, everybody from our neighborhood stood up with me. There was a roar that made even the players on the floor look over to see what was going on..." Do you want to find out what happens next? Well then read this novel to see for your self.
This book is about a young basketball player, Lonnie, that has the potential to become a superstar in the NBA. The team he plays on is from Harlem, New York and with some help from his coach, Cal, he leads his team to the championship.
The book Hoops by Walter Dean Myers is a great novel for 7th to 9th grade readers. I couldn't believe the ending and I thought it would go a totally different way. I was asking myself when this & that were going to happen; and so many other questions. I thought it was even more exciting at the end because there is basketball envolved so its like watching the last seconds of a game tick away. I thought the theme of this book is a great life leason and it can be found on page 183. "I know I can't win all the time, but I got to keep myself in the game, got to keep my game together, so at least I have a chance. I think the theme is you can't always win but you still have to try and give it your best shot. I think this because Lonnie is use to winning all the time and then he loses something at the end.(Can't say what so read and find out)
Mrs. Shaffer (Amazon.com)
Basketball and Life Lessons
Lonnie is a seventeen-year-old basketball player from Harlem. He wants to do something with his life but he hasn't really thought much beyond high school and basketball. This summer there is a huge tournament for teams throughout the city. Lonnie and his friends form a team, and are assigned a coach, a man named Cal whom Lonnie thinks is a worthless drunk. At first Lonnie even refuses to play, but then changes his mind and joins the team.
As the team starts practicing for the tournament, Lonnie ends up spending a lot more time with Cal, who is harder on him than on anyone else on the team. Lonnie comes to realize that Cal, a former NBA player who ruined his career by gambling, really thinks his basketball game has promise. Maybe it even has enough promise to get him noticed by college scouts.
I liked that the characters in this story all had faults; it made them much more engaging. You usually expect the coach in a story like this to be wise or to have learned from his mistakes, but Cal was still fighting his demons, which made him much more real.
A. Luciano (Amazon.com)
This story is about seventeen-year-old Lonnie Jackson who is a terrific basketball player who participated in a citywide basketball tournament of champions. Lonnie's coach Cal knows he can make it to the NBA if he doesn't pressure it. Cal knows because he once? Had A chance. Could Lonnie and his teammates blow a chance of a lifetime.
Hoop's is one of the best basketball books I've read yet. It will thrill you as you read through this book's pages at a time. This book will leave your moth wide open and surprised by the end of the book. Since this book was so good I would rate this book at the top.
Not Appropriate for Teens
This was on the board approved list for my school and I read it in hopes of teaching it to my class. Sex, drugs, cheating, stealing and alcohol...there is a good message, but it is hidden pretty deeply. I would let students read this if they are advanced in maturity and had a good set of values, otherwise I would not want my teens to read this.
D. J. Burn (Amazon.com)
The book i read is called HOOPS by Walter Dean Myers. HOOPS is a good book about a boy named Lonnie trying to get to the NBA. It shows how difficult it is to get to the NBA. I think you should read HOOPS because it will give you knowledge of what you have to go thruogh to get to the NBA. Hoops is for all basketball lovers. If you want to learn more about HOOPS then read the book.
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