Summer Reading Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | July 22, 2014

Nick Harkaway: IMG The Florist-Assassins



The three men lit up in my mind's eye, with footnotes. They were converging on me — and on the object I was carrying — in a way that had... Continue »
  1. $18.87 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Tigerman

    Nick Harkaway 9780385352413

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$17.99
New Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
2 Beaverton Children's Young Adult- General
2 Burnside Children's- Sports Fiction- General
25 Local Warehouse Children's- Sports Fiction- Basketball
25 Remote Warehouse Children's- Sports Fiction- Basketball

Swagger

by

Swagger Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Levi was simple, like a child. It was the best thing about him, and it was the worst, too. 

When high school senior Jonas moves to Seattle, he is glad to meet Levi, a nice, soft-spoken guy and fellow basketball player. Suspense builds like a slow drumbeat as readers start to smell a rat in Ryan Hartwell, a charismatic basketball coach and sexual predator. When Levi reluctantly tells Jonas that Hartwell abused him, Jonas has to decide whether he should risk his future career to report the coach. Pitch-perfect basketball plays, well-developed characters, and fine storytelling make this psychological sports novel a slam dunk.

Review:

"When 17-year-old basketball player Jonas Dolan moves to Seattle, he not only has to earn a spot on a new team, he also needs to spend enough time on the court to impress a college coach interested in giving him a scholarship. When the team's coach is injured, and young Coach Hartwell takes over with a fast-break style that's in line with Jonas's own, the team starts winning — and Jonas finally has a starring role as point guard. But Deuker (Payback Time) provides enough foreshadowing for readers to understand that something is wrong with the new coach, who served beer to players at a party at his apartment and was involved in the accident that landed Coach Knecht in the hospital. The novel includes descriptions of many basketball plays and strategies, which should make this book particularly appealing to fans of the game. The plotting is otherwise somewhat slow — despite short, rapid-fire chapters — but once Jonas (and readers) figure out what's going on with Coach Hartwell, the pace quickens, and Jonas's struggle to do the right thing intensifies. Ages 12 — up." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

High school senior point guard Jonas Dolan is on the fast track to a basketball career until an unthinkable choice puts his future on the line.

Synopsis:

     Jonas Dolan, is a high school point guard phenom whose athletic star is on the rise. When his teammate confides that their charismatic coach sexually abused him, Jonas must choose between honoring and protecting his friend or preserving his dreams of a career in basketball.      Another captivating psychological sports novel from best-selling author Carl Deuker, in which riveting basketball games combine with ethical ambiguities and the issue of sex abuse in sports.

About the Author

Carl Deuker is the popular, critically acclaimed author of Payback Time, Gym Candy (a Texas Lone Star title), and Runner (a Booklist Top 10 Sports Book). He lives with his wife and daughter in Seattle, Washington. Visit his website at www.membersauthorsguild.net/carldeuker.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547974590
Author:
Deuker, Carl
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Subject:
Boys / Men
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s-Sports Fiction-Basketball
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20131131
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 12

Other books you might like

  1. Unsouled (Unwind Dystology) New Hardcover $17.99
  2. Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass) New Trade Paper $9.99
  3. Intuition New Hardcover $17.99
  4. Heir Chronicles #04: The Enchanter Heir New Hardcover $18.99
  5. Throne of Glass
    New Trade Paper $9.99
  6. The Burning Sky Sale Hardcover $7.98

Related Subjects

Children's » General
Children's » Sports and Outdoors » Sports Fiction » Basketball
Children's » Sports and Outdoors » Sports Fiction » General
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Sexual Abuse
Young Adult » General

Swagger New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$17.99 In Stock
Product details 304 pages Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) - English 9780547974590 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "When 17-year-old basketball player Jonas Dolan moves to Seattle, he not only has to earn a spot on a new team, he also needs to spend enough time on the court to impress a college coach interested in giving him a scholarship. When the team's coach is injured, and young Coach Hartwell takes over with a fast-break style that's in line with Jonas's own, the team starts winning — and Jonas finally has a starring role as point guard. But Deuker (Payback Time) provides enough foreshadowing for readers to understand that something is wrong with the new coach, who served beer to players at a party at his apartment and was involved in the accident that landed Coach Knecht in the hospital. The novel includes descriptions of many basketball plays and strategies, which should make this book particularly appealing to fans of the game. The plotting is otherwise somewhat slow — despite short, rapid-fire chapters — but once Jonas (and readers) figure out what's going on with Coach Hartwell, the pace quickens, and Jonas's struggle to do the right thing intensifies. Ages 12 — up." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , High school senior point guard Jonas Dolan is on the fast track to a basketball career until an unthinkable choice puts his future on the line.

"Synopsis" by ,
     Jonas Dolan, is a high school point guard phenom whose athletic star is on the rise. When his teammate confides that their charismatic coach sexually abused him, Jonas must choose between honoring and protecting his friend or preserving his dreams of a career in basketball.      Another captivating psychological sports novel from best-selling author Carl Deuker, in which riveting basketball games combine with ethical ambiguities and the issue of sex abuse in sports.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.