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Playing Without the Ball

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Some might think Jay was cheated. By his mother, who walked out when he was 9. By his dad, who took a job a couple thousand miles away and let him stay above a bar in a one-room apartment. By the basketball coach, who saw his talent but chose youth over determination. And even Jays not sure whether this last year of high school in the small town of Sturbridge, Pennsylvania, will add up to anything. But just when senior year seems a waste–kissing the wrong girls, offending the right ones, playing basketball on a church league with other “rejects”–life begins to click again. The church league gives him some of the best basketball hes ever played, and the right girl gives him a second chance. Jay may not know what he wants next out of life, but hes beginning to get a clue about how to play the game.

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Abandoned by his parents, and overlooked by his school basketball coach, Jay's senior year seems a waste--playing basketball on a church league with other "rejects." However, things begin to click when the church league offers him some of the best basketball he's ever played, and the right girl gives him a second chance. (August)

About the Author

Rich Wallace is the author of two other books set in Sturbridge: Wrestling Sturbridge and Shots on Goal.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780440229728
Author:
Wallace, Rich
Publisher:
Laurel Leaf
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Basketball
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Basketball
Subject:
Pennsylvania
Subject:
Family problems
Subject:
Social Situations - Abandonment
Subject:
Basketball stories
Subject:
Social Issues - Abandonment
Subject:
Family
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
Band 3
Publication Date:
20020813
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Young adult
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
6.88x4.02x.66 in. .23 lbs.
Age Level:
13-17

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"Synopsis" by , Abandoned by his parents, and overlooked by his school basketball coach, Jay's senior year seems a waste--playing basketball on a church league with other "rejects." However, things begin to click when the church league offers him some of the best basketball he's ever played, and the right girl gives him a second chance. (August)
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