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Mike Weaver was a teenage boy with a bad case of unrequited love for cheerleader Alicia Harris and dreams of playing for his school's varsity basketball team. Suddenly, though, Mike's world is shaken up by the arrival of Alicia's cousin, Pepper, with whom he learns what love is really all about.

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Mike Weaver was a teenage boy with a bad case of unrequited love for cheerleader Alicia Harris and dreams of playing for his school's varsity basketball team. Suddenly, though, Mike's world is shaken up by the arrival of Alicia's cousin, Pepper, with whom he learns what love is really all about.

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High school sophomore Mike Weaver experiences a year full of basketball, unrequited love, and new romance, and plays matchmaker for two of his friends—with not-so-great results. Even as he becomes one of Lankford High's star basketball players, his romantic life experiences fits and starts. His crush on the beautiful Alicia has been a well-known joke since freshman year, but Alicia's cousin, Pepper, becomes someone Mike really can enjoy talking to and just hanging around with. Classmate Steve also likes Pepper and is willing to try anything to get her. Meanwhile best friend Chris, a freshman, suffers a major crush on senior Erin, and new student Travis really likes Mike's friend Karen, who does not want Travis for a boyfriend. When Mike discovers Alicia is spreading nasty rumors about him, just as he figures out what and who he really wants, he loses Pepper. Hot basketball action mixes with high school soap opera in a book written by a teen—Chin was eighteen at the time. The dialogue and action ring true, right up to the abrupt, too neat ending. The romance from the boys' point of view is just great, though, and teens should enjoy the fast-paced story. The book is a little pricey for a trade paperback, but librarians who are looking for more teen authors to include in their collections might want to give this one a try. VOYA CODES: 3Q 3P J S (Readable without serious defects; Will appeal with pushing; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2001, PublishAmerica, 214p,
— Kat Kan
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588511669
  • Publisher: Publish America
  • Publication date: 7/1/2001
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.49 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2002

    A very good read!

    When I first picked up this book, I didn't know what to expect. This book draws you into it within the first page and keeps you wanting more. I read it in only 2 days because i couldn't get enough of it. It truly is a very, very good read

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