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Ball Don't Lie

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Ball Don't Lie

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ISBN:
9780385734257
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288pp
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Overview

Sticky is a beat-around-the-head foster kid with nowhere to call home but the street, and an outer shell so tough that no one will take him in. He started out life so far behind the pack that the finish line seems nearly unreachable. He’s a white boy living and playing in a world where he doesn’t seem to belong.

But Sticky can ball. And basketball might just be his ticket out . . . if he can only realize that he doesn’t have to be the person everyone else expects him to be.

A breakout urban masterpiece by newcomer Matt de la Peña, Ball Don’t Lie takes place where the street and the court meet and where a boy can be anything if he puts his mind to it.

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Discuss the setting and the role it played. Describe when and where the story takes place.
Who are the main characters? What problems or conflicts does each character face in the book? Briefly describe each character.
What are the good points of this book? What did the author do well? Tell why you liked the book.
What, if any, were the bad points in the book? What did you feel the author did poorly? Tell why you didn't like the book.
This is where you give a brief summary of the book. Tell about at least two events that took place in the story. Don't give away the ending but give a 20 second synopsis that describes the story.
Without giving away the ending tell whether or not the ending was satisfying. Did the end fit the story?
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Story held my interest 
 
4.0
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4.5
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User Review

Setting
the streets of Venice California This give sticky an extra push to become good at basketball so he get of the streets
Characters
Sticky has been showing up at a gym where he isn't particularly accepted because hes way younger than everybody
Good Points
The whole book is good I like the when sticky finally gets to play
Bad Points
there weren't any real bad points
Do you recommend this book?
Yes
Language
PG
Sexual Content
G
Violence
G
Drug and Alcohol Use
G
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