Center Court Sting

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CENTER COURT STING Trash talking leads to trouble on the basketball court.... Forward Daren McCall is quick with an insult, quick to take offense, and quick to blame anyone but himself for his troubles. So when center Lou Bettman accuses him first of bad-mouthing him, then of vandalism, Daren turns the tables and insists that Lou is out to get him. The team splits into two camps, those who believe in Daren's innocence and those who take Lou's side. The fight heats up when Daren falls victim to an outrageous act. ...

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CENTER COURT STING Trash talking leads to trouble on the basketball court.... Forward Daren McCall is quick with an insult, quick to take offense, and quick to blame anyone but himself for his troubles. So when center Lou Bettman accuses him first of bad-mouthing him, then of vandalism, Daren turns the tables and insists that Lou is out to get him. The team splits into two camps, those who believe in Daren's innocence and those who take Lou's side. The fight heats up when Daren falls victim to an outrageous act. But did Lou retaliate, as Daren suspects, or is someone else trying to teach Daren a lesson?

Daren's tendency to blame everyone but himself when anything goes wrong causes problems with his best friend, with a young neighbor who idolizes him, and with one of his basketball teammates.

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Children's Literature - Emily Ferren
Written in contemporary style, this fast paced sports action paperback moves the reader through a season with the Rangers-a basketball team reported to be the best in the league. Daren blames everyone but himself when the Rangers go through a slump, including a teammate, his best friend, and a young neighbor. Daren finally realizes he is part of the problem and learns to be a real team player. The dialogue is realistic. The action will be sure to please any young sports fan. Christopher scores another win.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316142052
  • Publisher: Hachette Book Group
  • Publication date: 10/28/1998
  • Pages: 152
  • Sales rank: 453,289
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 570L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author

Matt Christopher is the best selling name behind more than 100 sports-themed books for young readers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2008

    Great book for basketball lovers!

    Daren McCall is a middle school basketball player for the Rangers who loses his temper on the basketball court. Daren's temper causes technical fouls which upsets his team. Daren and his teammate, Lou Bettman, argue and fight. As the season goes on the whole team starts to break apart. Read this book to find out what happens.I found this book fun to read. Great book for 5th and 6th graders.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2008

    Ups and Downs

    I think that they have ups and downs and if they do that one more time the team is going to braek up and it will be a mess.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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