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Fiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 176
Themes: Basketball, stereotypes, peer pressure
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/Mar/2008
Fry Reading Level: 4
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Fifteen-year-old Kyle Evans has been a jock for years—a triple threat basketball player who can dribble, pass or shoot with considerable skill. But once he decides to try out for the school musical production at Sainsbury High, Kyle finds there is much more to life than hightops and hookshots. Conflicting priorities cause problems between Kyle and his coaches, teachers, teammates and friends. And when his buddy Lukas becomes the target of homophobic hatred, Kyle is left with some difficult choices to make.

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Rated "excellent"

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CCBC Best Books  | 2009 | Commended
Rainbow List  | 2009 | Commended
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