Nothin' but Net

Nothin' but Net

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by Matt Christopher
     
 

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When thirteen-year-old Tim Daniels gets a chance to go to basketball camp, he is faced with trying to be accepted by the popular players and remaining true to his friend who has become the butt of practical jokes.  See more details below

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When thirteen-year-old Tim Daniels gets a chance to go to basketball camp, he is faced with trying to be accepted by the popular players and remaining true to his friend who has become the butt of practical jokes.

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Thirteen-year-old Tim might be short, but he's a whiz on the basketball court. When his dad suggests sending Tim to basketball camp, Tim's thrilled—this will be a great chance to get in shape, improve his game, and meet some new friends. But when he finds out that his friend, the awkward, nerdy Billy, will be going to camp, too, Tim's nervous, especially when Billy becomes the brunt of some fairly harmless practical jokes. Billy takes them too seriously, though, and soon Tim's torn between loyalty to his friend and trying to fit in with the popular kids at camp. Tim's ultimate choice will be no surprise to anyone, and the moral gets extremely heavy-handed at times, especially at the end. Riveting basketball game sequences, though, provide enough action to keep sports fans reading. One disappointment is that although girls do attend the basketball camp, they appear in the novel only as potential love interests at dances, and when they do come into the plot, they are silly at best and catty at worst. It would have been nice to include at least one scene in which the girls are shown as athletes on par with the boys. 2003, Little Brown, Ages 9 to 12.
— Norah Piehl

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316094030
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
12/19/2009
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
733,866
File size:
241 KB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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

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Nothin' but Net 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
you'll like it (:
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tim Daniels and Billy Futterman go to b-ball camp. Not highly recommended.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Tim Daniels was going to a basket ball camp called Camp Wickasakee. Tim was an avid point guard but his friend Billy, who was going to the camp with him, wasn't too good at basket ball and he as a big guy . Tim thought that people would pick on him if he were friends with Billy . Camp Wickasakee has intercamp games against other camps. This book is awesome because the book has a lot of basket ball moments.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book I¿m reviewing is Nothin¿ But Net written by Matt Christopher. I give this book four stars. This is a great book. This book is about a kid named Tim Daniels and his friend Billy Futterman and how he learns his friends do matter. A problem in the story is that Billy isn¿t that good at basketball, but Tim is very good. Tim¿s parents decide that he is going to go to a basketball camp. When they get there the camp pulls some pretty mean jokes on them. Will Tim stick by his friend? I¿d recommend this book to anybody who likes sports. You should read all of Matt Christopher¿s books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book talks about how Tim Daniels want tobecome a basketball player and some alone time. But when he finds out Billy Futterman (tim's best friend) is going its a big change in his expience at camp.