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The Outside Shot by Walter Dean Myers
The Outside Shot

Panye6, June 5, 2007

Lonnie Jackson in The Outside Shot by Walter Dean Myers makes a lot of difficult decisions. He first gets a basketball scholarship to play a Monteclare State in Indiana. Lonnie is originally from Harlem, ?Everything had its place. I never figured mine to be in no Indiana, though? Lonnie dreams of being a NBA player one day. His first step is Monteclare, where he meets his friends, a girl, a coach, and a mental kid.
He meets his soon to be new friends Colin, Juice, and Sly, in their dorm room where they will all be staying. They are all red shirt freshman. Which means they sit out one year and practice with the team and try to develop more.
In an American History class he meets his new teacher who doesn?t like athletes, and a girl named Sherry who's determined to be a track star. They first meet by her asking Lonnie to be a part of a study about black athletes. Her independence attracts Lonnie, but their on-off relationship is driving him crazy.
Lonnie also experiences a lot of struggles in the book. For example he had to work with one of his patients named Eddie. Eddie doesn?t talk much but once Lonnie picks up a basketball Eddie talks and plays one-on-one vs. him and makes a couple baskets. Eddies mom is way over protective and Lonnie can?t stand her. She questions everything he does, and thinks all the kid needs is not so much attention. I recommend this book
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