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Night Hoops - by Carl Deuker (Paperback)

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Highlights

  • Nick Abbott and Trent Dawson have nothing in common but basketball.
  • 12 Years
  • 8.1" x 5.4" Paperback
  • 224 Pages
  • Young Adult Fiction, Sports & Recreation

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About the Book



Nick Abbot knows he can handle being on the varsity basketball team, but Trent Dawson, the troubled boy from across the street, is also on the team. In their nightly practices, they begin to work out their differences to form an uneasy friendship.



Book Synopsis



Nick Abbott and Trent Dawson have nothing in common but basketball. Or so it seems. But as the basketball season progresses, their lives become unexpectedly intertwined. In this story of an unlikely bond, award-winning author Carl Deuker explores that dark and confusing place between loneliness and friendship, between faithfulness and betrayal. Filled with gripping game play, the novel will leave readers wondering how much they themselves would reach out to a kid like Trent.



Review Quotes




"Once again Deuker strikes a happy balance between issues and action, examining topics such as parental pressure and the edgy realtionship between play makers and their less gifted teammates while transporting his readers right into the bleachers with vivid play-by-plays." --Bulletin * "The author perfectly captures the swirl of ideas in the adolescent mind. . . . Deuker delivers a story that features rounded characters dealing with real problems, set against the backdrop of a varsity basketball season. . . .This is an excellent novel."--SLJ, starred review "Deuker adds further luster to his reputation for top-flight sportswriting matched to uncommonly perceptive coming-of-age stories." --Kirkus Reviews --




About the Author



Carl Deuker is a celebrated author of "top flight sports writing matched to uncommonly perceptive coming of age stories" (Kirkus Reviews). He describes his younger self as a classic second stringer: "I was too slow and too short for basketball; I was too small for football, a little too chicken to hang in there against the best fastballs. So, by my senior year the only sport I was still playing was golf." He was a teacher for many years in the Seattle area, where he now lives with his wife. carldeuker.ag sites.net/bio.htm
Dimensions (Overall): 8.1 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inches (W) x .6 Inches (D)
Weight: .52 Pounds
Suggested Age: 12 Years
Number of Pages: 224
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Sub-Genre: Sports & Recreation
Publisher: Clarion Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Carl Deuker
Language: English
Street Date: September 7, 2009
TCIN: 11537130
UPC: 9780547248912
Item Number (DPCI): 248-07-5961
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.6 inches length x 5.4 inches width x 8.1 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.52 pounds
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