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By Rachel Sarah, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Poignant tale of Polish immigrant teen's struggle to fit in.

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This is a compelling coming-of-age YA novel about basketball, prejudice, privilege, and family. Hooper is raw, funny, and honest, and about so much more than basketball. There are many layers here about class, racial injustice ("being white and rich makes you think you have the keys to the whole damn world"), and what loyalty in friendship and family means. Teens will love all the basketball adrenaline-filled scenes on court, the short chapters and rocking chapter titles, and especially Adam's emotional insight and humor.

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