The Final Four

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Penguin, Mar 1, 2012 - Young Adult Fiction - 272 pages
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"Volponi, a multiple award-winning author, keeps the tension high from the first to last page ...The Final Four is definitely a winner." —VOYA, starred review

March Madness is in full swing, and there are only four teams let in the NCAA basketball championship. The heavily favored Michigan Spartans and the underdog Troy Trojans meet in the first game in the seminfinals, and it's there that the fates of Malcolm, Roko, Crispin, and M.J. intertwine. As the last moments tick down on the game clock, you'll learn how each player went from being a kid who loves to shoot hoops to a powerful force in one of the most important games of the year. Which team will leave the Superdome victorious? In the end it will come down to who has the most skill, the most drive, and the most heart.

"Volponi nails it when it counts in this dynamic story." —Booklist, starred review

"Volponi adroitly renders authentic and inspired basketball action." —The New York Times Book Review



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I liked as to rate it as a four star specially because i like to play basketball and it was intresting about what happened back then in college and what nicknames college basketball teams had and how good they were and why they made it to this point to where they were at in the NCAA tournament.

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This book kept me entertained. If you like a great sport story then you need to check this book out. The chapters alternate between four main characters which I thought was different but it worked very well. It takes place during March Madness. The championship is against the underdog Troy Trojans and the Michigan State Spartans. The game is the most thrilling one in history and the winner will be determined by who has the most determination along with heart. 

Contents

CINDERELLA CRASHES FINAL FOUR BALL
CHAPTER ONE
CHAPTER TWO
CHAPTER THREE
HOPE OF TROY HASTROJANS STREAKING
CHAPTER FOUR
CHAPTER FIVE
CHAPTER SIX
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
CHAPTER NINETEEN
CHAPTER TWENTY
CHAPTER TWENTYONE

CHAPTER SEVEN
CHAPTER EIGHT
CHAPTER NINE
PAYING THE PRICE OF AMATEURISM
CHAPTER TEN
CHAPTER ELEVEN
CHAPTER TWELVE
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
MONEY BALL SHARED BY ALL BUT PLAYERS
CHAPTER TWENTYTWO
CHAPTER TWENTYTHREE
CHAPTER TWENTYFOUR
CHAPTER TWENTYFIVE
CHAPTER TWENTYSIX
CHAPTER TWENTYSEVEN
CHAPTER TWENTYEIGHT
PHENOM FACES PASTAND A FRESH START
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About the author (2012)

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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