Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 10 to 13
- Grade: 4 to 8
- Reading age: 7 to 10
Renna Rashad is not only captain, she's also de facto coach of her basketball team. But when a rival from an opposing team takes a vacant spot on the team, Renna faces some tough choices she wasn't prepared for. It starts with a shove in the hall, then a slight on the team's on-line blog, followed by exclusion from a team social event, and finally an uncalled-for move on the court that leaves her injured.
Will Renna admit she's the target of bullying before her beloved team is torn apart?
About the author
Steven Barwin is a middle school teacher. He is the author of Hurricane Heat in the Orca Sport series and several Lorimer Sports Stories novels, including Fadeaway, Rock Dogs, SK8ER and Icebreaker, which was chosen as a Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids and Teens selection.
"Everyone involved in team sports should read this book."
Washington State University Pullman