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Ron is watcher, it seems. He watches his pick-up basketball team-five guys trying to fit together on the court. He watches Dawn on the dance floor, and that tiny star tattoo on her shoulder. He watches Darby run, her short legs all sweat and muscle. He watches his friends veer off-and up-into popularity. He watches his dad move in with his grandmother and make do. But hes more than a watcher: Hes a hustler on the court, a free-thrower, a poet, a poker player, a rule breaker, a loving grandson, a runner, and a ruthless competitor in those eight laps around the track-the 3200 meter. In nine interwoven stories, award-winning author Rich Wallace brings a small-town high school to life through the sharp, spare voice-and the heart-pounding defeats and triumphs-of an athlete.

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About the Author

Rich Wallace is the author of three other books set in Sturbridge, Pennsylvania: Wrestling Sturbridge, an ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults; Shots on Goal; and Playing Without the Ball.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440238447
Publisher:
Laurel Leaf
Subject:
Sports
Author:
Wallace, Rich
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - General
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children s-Sports Fiction-General
Subject:
sports;short stories;realistic fiction
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20051108
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
6.98x4.22x.42 in. .16 lbs.
Age Level:
from 12

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Children's » Sports and Outdoors » Sports Fiction » Basketball
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