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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User Review  - Joshua Williams - Goodreads

This book was fictional. Targeted to the sporty type kids, and those who like mystery of the sort. It was one of the best I've read. It had a great plot to it, and it just had great detail. The book ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alexa - Goodreads

The book that I read is “Rucker Park Setup” by Paul Volponi. The book mostly took place at the basketball court at Rucker Park but it also had some parts where it was in front of Mackey's apartment ... 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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