FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A fun, realistic, sometimes poignant story about two teens and the ups and downs of their relationship. Written from alternating perspectives, this book shows how petty differences can be overcome.
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Janette Rallison had a brief but memorable basketball career in Junior High. She decided not to pursue basketball as a career, however, after scoring a basket for the opposing team. (They really shouldn't switch sides during half time as certain players find this confusing.) Shortly thereafter Janette took up dance, an activity which takes an equal amount of talent, but has the added advantage of uniforms with sequins. Besides, no one keeps score at a dance recital.
Ms. Rallison is also the author of Fame, Glory, and Other Things on My To Do List and All's Fair in Love, War, and High School. She lives and works in Chandler, Arizona with her husband, five kids, two cats, a dog, and an assortment of lizards that the kids keep dragging inside.
Gr. 4-7. High-school freshmen Josie and Cami are longtime best friends, but they are both vying for love and fame. They both like Ethan, but Josie liked him first, so when he starts flirting with Cami, Cami feels guilty flirting back (but does it anyway). Both girls play basketball, but Josie is a natural talent, while Cami works twice as hard and still blows her free throws. Their basketball team's MVP will get a chance to play with WNBA star Rebecca Lobo at an upcoming game, and both girls are in the running for the honor. This is light entertainment, short on characterization but full of myriad awkward moments in romance. Told in alternating narratives from Josie and Cami, this novel captures the tension of a best friendship gone sour from jealousy, and provides a believable happy ending that will please middle-school girls. Debbie Carton
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Book Description Turtleback Books. Library Binding. Book Condition: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2721943705