Learning the Game

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Scholastic, Oct 1, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 217 pages
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It isn't how you play the game -- it's how you let the game play you. When Nate's team commits a crime, all of his loyalties are tested -- and questioned. A bold hardcover debut.

Over the hot, Indiana summer, Nate's high school basketball team practices on a local court off a row of fraternities. One day after practice, one of the team members suggests breaking into a frat house and looting its contents. Nate goes along with it -- a move he instantly regrets. Soon all of his loyalties are being tested -- with his brother, a town outcast who might be blamed for the crime; with his girlfriend, who he tries to confide in; and with his teammates. A phenomenal novel in the tradition of Chris Crutcher, Rich Wallace, and Walter Dean Myers' SLAM.

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I think it was a very interesting book, about basketball and about life. You can't just go through life without just doing 1 thing. You have to do other things to become successful. Read full review


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Kevin Waltman was born in Bedford, Pennsylvania, but spent an extended adolescence in various locations throughout Indiana. After coming to the painful realization that he would never become starting point guard for the Indiana Pacers, he moved to Tuscaloosa to pursue a degree in creative writing at the University of Alabama, where he finished his first PUSH novel, Nowhere Fast.

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