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The Resource Second-string center, Rich Wallace

Second-string center, Rich Wallace

Label
Second-string center
Title
Second-string center
Statement of responsibility
Rich Wallace
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As his own self-confidence grows, seventh-grader Dunk learns to be supportive both on and off the basketball court when his friend Jared goes through a difficult time, even though Jared's failure would provide Dunk more opportunities to prove himself
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Storyline
Writing style
Review
Cornell "Dunk" Duncan and his team from Dunk Under Pressure (2006) return for another in the Winning Season series. They are seventh-graders now.Dunk hopes for a place on the team, and gets his wish as back-up center. He might be only second string, but he gets to play. Jared, first-string center, is enduring the first stagesof his parents' divorce, and it interferes with his play and makes him late to games and practice.Jared confides in Dunk, and Dunk is "there" for him. After much practice and a false start, all ends well with a win and Jared's dad promising to get an apartment in town. Some of the dialogue sounds like 1950s high-schoolers rather than modern New Jersey middle-schoolers, and the scant plot is never allowed to get in the way of the sports action. However, for reluctant readers and sports fans, this, like the rest of the series, is a strong choice. (Fiction. 8-12) (Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2007)
Awards note
A Junior Library Guild selection
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
311655
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wallace, Rich
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 9 up
LC call number
PZ7.W15877
LC item number
Sec 2007
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Winning season ; 10
Series volume
0010
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  • Basketball
  • Friendship
  • Family problems
  • Self-confidence
  • Basketball
  • Friendship
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Self-confidence
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Second-string center, Rich Wallace
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
115 p.
Isbn
9780670061501
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006038731
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm79256335
  • (OCoLC)79256335
Label
Second-string center, Rich Wallace
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
115 p.
Isbn
9780670061501
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006038731
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm79256335
  • (OCoLC)79256335

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