Middle school and life on and off the basketball court are what four friends deal with in this satisfying conclusion to the 4 for 4 series. Here are four very different boys dealing with family, friends, school, and sports, told in a believable and accessible style.
Jackson, Gig, Isaac, and Diego, four sports-loving friends who have always stuck together, are getting used to the routines of middle school: detention, tons of homework, and a bit of drama where girls and school dances are concernedthere’s a lot on their plates.
One thing the boys are looking forward to, however, is basketball season. The court may be unpredictable, but it’s nothing compared to their lives. Jackson’s mom is marrying her boyfriend. Isaac and Diego may not even play basketball, because they have so many other things going on. And Gig is worried about his father, who is still stationed in Afghanistan.
Here is a story about how life, like sports, can be unpredictable, frustrating, and exhilarating. Take Your Best Shot by John Coy is part of the 4 for 4 series, an action-packed middle grade series for young readers about four boys from diverse backgrounds who deal with family, friendship, and school situations.
“This appealing story about friendships rings true ... Coy's fourth book in the '4 for 4' series nets a win.” -Children's Literature
|Publisher:||Feiwel & Friends|
|Series:||4 for 4 Series , #4|
|Product dimensions:||5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)|
|Lexile:||710L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
John Coy is the aware-winning author of picture books (including Night Driving, illustrated by Peter McCarty), young adult novels, and the 4 for 4 middle-grade series. He live in Minneapolis and travels to schools nationaly and internationally.
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The last book in the 4 for 4 series, this book easily stands alone. Four childhood friends are now in middle school, living for basketball and knowing that their years of playing together will make this year's team a winner. But middle school can mean trouble with teachers due to differing expectations and the boys need to step up to the plate in order to ensure playing time. When the best player, Isaac, is offered the opportunity to play for a different team, Jackson is sure his team will stay together. But changes are on the horizon. A good middle-grade read about loyalty, teamwork, and the angst which sometimes comes with middle school. Thanks to Puget Sound Council for this review copy.