Coach Carter

Coach Carter

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by Jasmine Jones
     
 

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When former Richmond High School basketball legend Ken Carter agrees to take over his alma mater's floundering team, he has the players sign a contract that demands good grades, perfect class attendance, and suits on game days. With Coach Carter at the helm, the Oilers' record soon stands at 12 and 0. But when the coach learns that some members of his team are

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When former Richmond High School basketball legend Ken Carter agrees to take over his alma mater's floundering team, he has the players sign a contract that demands good grades, perfect class attendance, and suits on game days. With Coach Carter at the helm, the Oilers' record soon stands at 12 and 0. But when the coach learns that some members of his team are cutting class and failing academically, he locks them out of the gym, incurring the wrath of the players, the school, and the community. Coach Carter's determination to adhere to his convictions puts his philosophy and his players' trust to the ultimate test.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060772529
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/14/2004
Series:
Amistad Series
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
270,857
Product dimensions:
4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.37(d)
Lexile:
650L (what's this?)
Age Range:
13 - 12 Years

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4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In my opinion the book 'Coach Carter' by Jasmine Jones was a great book. It was filled with suspense throughout the entire book. Especially while the Richmond High Basketball team played their games. Jones was able to make the book seem realistic and in many ways i could relate. One way was dealing with all of the stress that comes from playing highschool ball. I know how sressful that can be. Another good thing that the author did was make you believe that if you try hard enough you can acheive anything. (Practice makes perfect.) I also liked the personality that was given to Coach Carter. He took over when Coach White retired and he was strict, determined, and at the same time caring. He never gave up on his players and he always believed in them. He helped them deal with all of their problems even the ones that werent related to basketball. I liked the way Carter was able to give powerful speeches that helped his players get motivated. There was only one negative part in the book. I thought that they should have told more about Coach Carters life before he moved. There really wasnt anything else about this book that i didnt like.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading the book 'Coach Carter'. My favorite character is Timo Cruz. Timo is my favorite character because he never gives up. At the beginning of the book the Oilers came into the season with bad attitudes. That all changed when Coach Carter came in. It changed by the players really figuring out who they are. They realized that grades come before basketball. When Timo's cousin was shot and killed after being kicked off the basketball team, Timo's reality began to sink in. A couple days later Timo went back to the Richmond Oilers. The team's motto became 'One triumphs, we all triumph,one struggles we all struggle. The whole team had failing grades. Coach Carter put a lock down on the gym until the grades were raised. This forced the team to forfiet 3 games. Once the team's grades were raised, they were able to play. The team continued to win throughout the season. They were able to get a low seed in the basketball tournament. They fought the odds and won the tournament. I really enjoyed this book and found it to be inspirational. I encourage others to read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love this book. i love the work, disipline, heart thumping action. from bball to parties. i loved this book and movie soooooooo much:-)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the movie so i decided to get the book and i loved it just as much. I love how coach carter disiplines his players and i am amazed on how much they changed throught the season. (especially Timo Cruz) I also know about the setting because i was born, grew up and live in Richmond.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw the movie and it is my favorite movie of all time. This book is just like it--one of the greatest books of all time. Anyone can read it and will love it. It teaches a lesson for everyone, and has a great message. It has a great line, 'One person struggles, we all struggle. One person triumphs, we all triumph.' It's great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I read this book I was very interested because it relates to discipline and reality,also sports. If you were someone who is interested in reading about life situations and sports this would be a definite book to read and I would recommond this book to everyone who likes to read. My favorite part was when Coach Carter has a lockout because of grades because this showed me not life is all about sports. The only problem with this book is that the words in the book is the exact same as the words in the book and I thought the authors should have atleast changed part of the dialogue, but overall this would be a definite book I would read and people should read this if they liked to read great books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very good and i hope that all the kids read the book. the reason i enjoyed is because i can relate to it
Guest More than 1 year ago
the book is excellent the way the coach had names for all of his plays and the cool thing bout it it is the plays were described as his sisters anbd it is really coo. good book highly recomened.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just saw the movie a couple days ago, and it was one of the bets I've ever seen in my life. If the book is as good as the movie, i will have to read it.