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Publisher, Date:
New York : Philomel Books, c2012.
Description:
292 p. ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Fifteen-year-old Drew "True" Robinson loves being the best point-guard prospect in high school basketball, but learns the consequences of fame through a former player, as well as through the man who expects to be his manager when True reaches the NBA.
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LCCN:
2011047155
ISBN:
9780399252273 (hbk.)
0399252274 (hbk.)
9780399252273
0399252274
9780399252273
0399252274
Other Number:
774146254
System Availability:
15
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
15
Control Number:
962762
Call Number:
[Fic]
Course Reserves:
0
# Local items in:
7
# System items in:
7
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#1 New York Times bestseller Mike Lupica makes his return to the basketball court! There's a reason teammates call him "True." Because for basketball phenom Drew Robinson, there is nothing more true than his talent on the court. It's the kind that comes along once in a generation and is loaded with perks--and with problems. Before long, True buys in to his own hype, much to the chagrin of his mother, who wants to keep her boy's head grounded--and suddenly trouble has a way of finding him. That is, until a washed-up former playground legend steps back onto the court and takes True under his wing. In this age of street agents promising riches to kids barely out of elementary school and college programs being taken down because of recruiting violations, True Legend is a resonant and inspiring novel in the Lupica tradition. ***"The perfect trifecta of deep knowledge and portrayal of the history and culture of basketball, keen insight into the obstacle course of motivations and temptations facing a talented young man, and perfect-pitch sports writing. . . Lupica is the greatest sportswriter for middle-grade readers, and this book, True Legend, is a reminder of his dominance."*** #151; VOYA , starred reviewnbsp; #147;Lupica scores another winner with this cautionary tale. . . . Loaded with action-packed, suspenseful basketball sequences, crisp dialogue, sharply drawn characters, and keen insight into contemporary basketball culture in America, Drew's story illuminates the realities and choices facing gifted young athletes." #151; School Library Journal "Written in a fluid mix of slightly distantnbsp;exposition and terse dialogue, the tale features plenty of suspenseful, expertly depicted hoops action alongnbsp;with choices both wrong and, ultimately, right made in the face of glittering temptations." #151; Booklist nbsp;
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