Bad Shot

Bad Shot

by Sylvia Taekema


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12-year-old Cody loves basketball. When a new well-off kid Nick arrives at school and starts giving Cody pointers, Cody lands a spot on the team. Despite Nick's help, Cody still feels anxious all the time. Cody's performance gets worse until his one big shot at a basket goes into his own team's net! Cody soon realizes that Nick's help isn't what he needs to succeed. To play better, he knows he has to become more self-reliant and work on his basketball skills on his own terms.

Set against the backdrop of a struggling small town, Bad Shot touches on the emotional realities of performance anxiety, socioeconomic status, and bullying.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781459411616
Publisher: Lorimer & Company, Ltd.
Publication date: 08/01/2018
Series: Lorimer Sports Stories Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.60(h) x 2.00(d)
Age Range: 9 - 10 Years

About the Author

Sylvia Taekema works as a supply teacher and as a volunteer in programs for children at school, church and in the community. Her first novel, Seconds, was nominated for a Silver Birch Express Award. Sylvia lives in Ontario, Canada.

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