Athlete vs. Mathlete

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Scholastic Canada, Mar 1, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 172 pages
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Can these twin brothers find a way to get along?

Owen lives to hit the hardwood during basketball season, while his fraternal twin brother Russell is all about his Masters of the Mind team. The two of them couldn't be any more different if they tried.

Trouble starts when a new coach takes over the basketball team. He wants Russell's height at centre court and Russell's surprising skills soon threaten Owen's court time; the family athlete suddenly finds himself in the unfamiliar and unpleasant position of riding the bench.

Meanwhile, Russell is ready to lead his Masters of the Mind team to victory at Regionals. But when Arthur Richardson the Third bullies his way onto the team with an eye on Russell's leadership spot, Russell realizes that the only way to save his season is to get Owen's help with a strategy to take back the team.

When the dust settles, the Evans twins know they have more in common than they'd ever imagined and they're ready to face the future as brothers and friends.


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A good read, but kind of vague. The boys are each very different personalities, and I appreciate that, but the story itself doesn't really dive deep into the characters' emotional background. I love the problems each face, and the jealousy Owen experiences. I feel like Russell is a clueless klutz, but it goes great with the storyline. 

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good book

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W.C. Mack was raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she is certain her parents unwittingly cursed her writing career with a happy and stable childhood. Luckily, happiness did not impede her ability to write! She is the author of Hat Trick, Line Change, Breakaway and After All, You're Callie Boone. She lives in Portland, Oregon. Visit her online at

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