Tuesday, August 6, 2013

"Game Changers" by Mike Lupica

About the book: Ben McBain and his friends are still living large off their incredible football season.  But almost immediately, it’s time to play basketball.  The guys must move on.  Ben is considered the best point guard in the league, and now that Shawn O’Brien has joined their team, they are a shoo-in to win it all.  Chase Braggs is the new kid in town.  He’s a point guard, like Ben.  He’s fast, strong, and determined to win, like Ben.  But Chase likes to talk on the court and show off.  Definitely NOT like Ben.  Refusing to let his team down, Ben hits the courts hard to practice.  But Ben’s revilary with Chase seems to take the fun out of playing ball with his best friends.  Can Ben become a better play maker out on the court without losing his love of the game? (inside book cover)

Review: Game Changers is aimed at the middle school reader.  This book was easy read and somewhat predictable in its ending.  It is the second book in a sports series by Mike Lupica. 

The book deals with rivalry between schools and their sports and trying to show good sportsmanship.  The author does a good job of dealing with the topic of sportsmanship and I believe any young person interested in sports will thoroughly enjoy this book.  I like the way he brought the main character to the point of realizing that he needed to be a team player and not the superstar. (reviewed by P.Howard)

DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy of Game Changers was provided by Scholastic in exchange for our honest review. Opinions expressed are solely those of the reviewer.

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