Sunday, June 21, 2009

Ball Don't Lie

Ball Don't Lie Ball Don't Lie by Matt de la Pena

My review

rating: 5 of 5 stars
Thanks Jen for recommending this book. Yes, it's gritty, and maybe more of a boy book than a unisex YA book, but as de la Pena's first novel, I really liked it.

Sticky has been in 4 foster homes, perhaps because he is still holding in the guilt of his mother's suicide. Either way, he feels broken inside, except when he's at Lincoln Rec playing basketball.

de la Pena once again does a good job of taking flawed characters and making the readers root for these boys turning into men.

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