The Final Cut (All-Star Sports Stories: Basketball)

The Final Cut (All-Star Sports Stories: Basketball)

The Final Cut (All-Star Sports Stories: Basketball)

Four friends who share a love of basketball have to go through tryouts for the school team. Slowly it becomes clear that they may not all make the team.

Review
"Any youngster who has been involved in this kind of situation will identify with the characters' obsessive interest in evaluating the competition and enhancing their own chances of making the team. For better or worse, the self-image of adolescent boys is often closely tied to their success in sports and one of the strengths of the book is the openness with which Bowen examines this issue. There is a particularly moving passage in which the protagonist's stepfather recounts his experience in being cut from a school team in a manner that makes it clear that the incident still bothers him.... the novel is briskly paced and would be a good bet for use with sports-minded reluctant readers." - School Library Journal "If you are a sports fan or just love sports books, you should check out the new AllStar SportStory series by Fred Bowen.... Bowen is a natural when it comes to writing sports stories and informing his readers about...

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