Rucker Park Setup (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Sep 18, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 160 pages
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Rucker Park—a place where basketball’s 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 didn’t 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?

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I read Rucker Park Setup by Paul Volponi. It is about Mackey a 19 year old basketball player who is going through an emotional journey as he is dealing with the death of his best friend JR the author ... Read full review

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The book Rucker Park Setup by, Paul Vaoponi was probably the best book I've read so far this school year. the book mostly takes place in Rucker Park, where pro ballers go during summer. It's mainly ... Read full review

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Paul Volponi is the author of the critically acclaimed young adult novel Black & 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.

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