Kid reviews for Hoops

Common Sense says

A hard-boiled depiction of life in the ghetto.
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Parents say

age 12+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 12 reviews
Teen, 16 years old Written byDetroitLions21 April 3, 2021

Loved this book, I was anticipating reading the sequel as soon as I finished it

What pleased me about this book was how vague it was in regards to its sexual elements. This gritty and realistic book about how a relatable, impoverished, yet moody teen overcame various difficulties to improve his game in basketball was a great read.

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Positive Messages
Positive role models
Teen, 14 years old Written byKannada chan August 26, 2013

hoops

this is about friendships and trust .

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Teen, 13 years old Written byHornsbyMS January 23, 2012

Not for children living in the 21st century

T-E-R-R-I-B-L-E book, a very hard read for a 13 year old who doesn't speak broken english or understand 1981 getto slang. I can't believe this book was given to a 7th grade class to read and take a test on. Written in 1981 using inappropriate getto slang, broken english, drugs, sex, violence, drinking, cheating, beating women, stealing, etc. Can't wait for the next classroom book project.... And they censored Huckleberry Finn for the "N" word......... If the word offends you, don't read this book.

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Violence & scariness
Sexy stuff
Language
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written byWord90210 May 21, 2011

Great Message

The book told a story of an average black male living in Harlem on his way to playing professional basketball.

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Sexy stuff
Language
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Positive role models
Teen, 14 years old Written bydjdamoney3 February 15, 2011

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Sexy stuff
Teen, 13 years old Written byDaijuanjackson January 5, 2010
I love it that all

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Sexy stuff
Consumerism
Educational Value
Teen, 14 years old Written bynuney25 December 30, 2009

it the best book on life becuz it broken down

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Sexy stuff
Educational Value
Positive Messages
Positive role models
Teen, 13 years old Written byvideogamer13579 September 28, 2009

good for teens

this book is good for kids 13 and up cuz they get to know th real world a lil
Teen, 16 years old Written byryan4 May 12, 2009
Teen, 13 years old Written byticha March 27, 2009

Basketball is a good sport for kids

Basketball is the sport i grew up playing.Cause i grew up with two boys and my older sister, but while being the youngest in the family
Teen, 13 years old Written bykeaira April 9, 2008
Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008