Fast break

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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. Besides, his real home has always been the beat-up basketball court behind the projects in the North Carolina hills, and his family has always been his friends and teammates. 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--and even Jayson's old friends give him a hard time now that he's attending a school full of rich kids. 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.

In the tradition of uplifting stories like The Blind Side, Fast Break has all the family-friendly sports action Mike Lupica has become known and loved for.

Praise for Fast Break

"Eager fans will find this a slam-dunk. A must-purchase."- Booklist

"Lupica's announcer-like delivery will have you breathless, on the edge of your seat, cheering."- Florida Times-Union

" Fast Break is the perfect middle-grade read for fans of basketball. With so much attention to detail in each game, readers are practically with the characters on the court. Lupica has done it again."- VOYA

From the Hardcover edition.

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ISBN:
9781101997833
9781101925812
9781101925836
9780399256066
9780605949430
9781101925843
9780698175570
Reading Level:
MG
Level 5.2, 9 Points
Lexile measure:
840L
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subject_facet Basketball -- Fiction, Basketball stories, Basketball stories, Juvenile, Children's audiobooks, Foster home care, Foster home care -- Fiction, Foster home care -- Juvenile fiction, Homeless persons, Homeless persons -- Fiction, Homeless persons -- Juvenile fiction, Orphans, Orphans -- Fiction, Orphans -- Juvenile fiction, Race relations, Race relations -- Fiction, Race relations -- Juvenile fiction
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