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Shot Clock

By JK Sooja, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Basketball action and police brutality mix in uneven story.

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Exciting basketball and police brutality are strong themes in this unevenly written sports story. On the one hand, all of the basketball action in Shot Clock is phenomenal, detailed, and incredibly vivid. There are numerous game situations, plays, strategies, hits and misses, victories and losses. On the other hand, however, the general narration, how time passes, and the overall flow of the writing is a little messy. Relationships and locations aren't described well or often at all. There's a lot of dialogue, and sometimes it can be hard to follow from scene to scene. However, the story is strong, the messages are positive, powerful, and important, and the main character is unique in that he isn't the star basketball player but still manages to be the star of the team.

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