*Book picture from Goodreads.com
Books written in verse can wear on me. I thought the first book I read by Ellen Hopkins was fresh and interesting. I was not as pleased with the second one. It cannot feel forced, and it has to fit the story. This title was great. The basketball- playing narrator also has rhythm in his language, so the format fits well. It is fresh, and the story is surprising and interesting. I highly recommend this one for teens, basketball players or not. Like all books in verse, it is a quick, easy read, but this one really hooked me and kept me interested throughout!