Synopses & Reviews
Rucker Parka place where basketballs greatest pro players go up against street legends. Best friends Mackey and J.R. have waited their whole lives to win the basketball tournament here. But when the day of an important game arrives, J.R. is fatally stabbed. While Mackey didnt wield the knife, he feels responsible. Now he has a score to settle, but the killer is watching his every move. Mackey is determined to finish the final game of the Rucker Park Tournament on his own terms. The question is, can he do it?
Lots of sports action and suspense will keep readers turning the pages of this gritty, streetwise tale. KLIATT
Best friends Mackey and J.R. have waited their whole lives to win the basketball tournament at Rucker Park, where their favorite pro ballers squared off against street legends. But the day of their big game, J.R. is fatally stabbedand its Mackeys fault, even though he didnt wield the knife. Now Mackey has a score to settle, but the killer is watching his every move.
Mackey and J.R. have waited their whole lives to win the basketball tournament at Rucker Park. On the day of their big game, J.R. is fatally stabbed. Mackey has a score to settle, but a killer watches his every move. Original.
About the Author
Paul Volponi is the author of the critically acclaimed young adult novel Black and White. From 1992 to 1998, he taught adolescents on Rikers Island in New York City to read and write. Mr. Volponi worked at a day treatment center like Daytop teaching students and helping them prepare for the GED. Mr. Volponi lives in New York City.