Shot Clock

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The Sabres, two-time AAU National Champions, led by basketball phenom Dante Jones, are holding their annual tryouts. Recently, Dante was shot by a police officer in Oasis Springs, leaving the community to mourn. Tony aims to make the Sabres in the hope of carrying on his best friend’s legacy. Unfortunately, Tony doesn’t make the team. Instead, he accepts the coach’s offer to join as the team statistician after noticing many flaws in the Sabres’ first game. The Sabres have a shaky start to the season, but with Tony pointing out the team’s weaknesses and helping them improve, the Sabres win the AAU National Championship. On their journey to winning the championship, the Sabres and the Oasis Springs community rally together and fight for justice. The plot of the book was entertaining and kept the reader engaged. The author wrote intriguingly about the Sabres games with several nail-biting moments. The author placed the reader in the characters’ shoes, allowing them to experience the character’s emotions. The characters were realistic, and the dialogue was dramatic and powerful. This book is perfect for teens who have an interest in basketball. I would recommend this book, as it left me turning the pages for hours.

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Author Caron Butler, Justin A Reynolds
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 304 pages
Publisher HarperCollins
Publish Date 06-Sep-2022
ISBN 9780063069596
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Issue January 2023
Category Tweens