When Matt's online friend, Free Throw, finally comes to Bragg Creek for a visit, the first thing they do is get a team together for the summer basketball league. Unfortunately, Matt's archenemy has had the same idea...
JACQUELINE GUEST is a Metis writer who lives in Bragg Creek, Alberta. She is the author of 10 previous Lorimer novels, including Hat Trick, Free Throw, Rookie Season, and A Goal in Sight, which are Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice selections, and the SideStreets novels Lightening Rider, Racing Fear and At Risk. A Goal in Sight was also nominated for a Golden Eagle Award.
"This thoughtful and action-packed novel will appeal to both boys and girls who like basketball. The book could also be used in classrooms to raise awareness of some of the mobility issues that people in wheelchairs face. Recommended."
"What makes this book readable is the constant reminder that games and sports should be fun...this little book has a positive message, which young people need to be taught and retaught."
"A hard-hitting, action-packed story of competition on and off the basketball court. For sports enthusiasts, particularly basketball players, this is a great novel. For those of us just interested in a good story, author Jacqueline Guest provides enough off-court interest in her unique Thoreau family characters to capture the reader's interest."
"Good story for sports fans. Wonderful message about not underestimating people with handicaps. Loved the way bullying was dealt with."