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Life is made for giving back to people, and not being selfish. However, he slacked off in high school, didn’t work and didn’t even pa. A superstar basketball player in high school, Drew was crowned to be the next greatest thing since basketball genius Stephen Curry. I also liked that the book is more than just basketball. Puffin Books; Reprint edition (May 21, 2013), Reviewed in the United States on December 18, 2012. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. May 21, 2013 I choose to read this book because the book is about basketball. It was a very good book to read as coming from someone who loves basketball. It is about a kid in high school named Drew and he is an amazing point guard. Drew was cruising right along, taking all of the glamour and the benefits of the life he was living, even though he wasn't supposed to receive any. There’s a reason teammates call him “True.” Because for basketball phenom Drew Robinson, there is nothing more true than his talent on the court. It's another best seller by Mike Lupica. His best buddy, Lee, would do it. Donald helped him come out of his shell, and I really liked to watch how Drew changed and progressed, good and bad, throughout the story. That is, until a washed-up former playground legend steps back onto the court and takes True under his wing. This book will keep you at the edge of your seat no matter what part of the story beginning, middle , and also the end. Drew, also known as True because his game was too true, was given everything. This book is perfect for all readers who are into sports or are looking for a good book about hard work, determination, and practice. Throughout the book he shows the challenges, and the perks of this. I also liked that the book is more than just basketball. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. He is on his way to college basketball. He's an older guy that ends up becoming friends with the main character, Drew. Including king gadsen, who was competing with Drue for that number 1 spot, he plays for park high. A superstar basketball player in high school, Drew was crowned to be the next greatest thing since basketball genius Stephen Curry. But all he cares about is basketball. It was about a high school kid that plays basketball and that's kind of where I'm at right now. his best friend Lee is also a baller. If you like this book, make sure you check out his others. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Children's Black & African American Story Books, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. His best buddy, Lee, would do it. Drew. *This format is not eligible to earn points towards the Reader Rewards program, Sep 04, 2012 If things work out, he will be scouted by the best colleges and after the minimum one year of college play, he'll head to the pros. His longevity at the top of his field is based on his experience and insider's knowledge, coupled with a provocative presentation that takes an uncompromising look at the tumultuous world of professional sports. Drew, the main character really made the book very interesting along with Legend. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. I rated this book 5 of 5 because it is a really good book that has good theme and really shows how the game of basketball is. Basketball is my passion and it was fun reading a story about it. Ok so this book is all about sports is what you would think when you read the title but no because it is also about friendship and loyalty and being grateful for what u got. The words used would imply what it meant very easily, which is good for someone who is not familiar with all the terms. Wonderful story and great read for 7 year old, Reviewed in the United States on December 14, 2015. True Legend was published in 2012. I gave this book a five out of five stars. It's an inspirational story about how to overcome fear and self-doubt. *This format is not eligible to earn points towards the. By clicking Sign Up, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to Penguin Random House's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Even his mom’s job was given to her because of the amazing way he played. Mike Lupica lives in New Canaan, Connecticut, and is the host of. I never would have read this by choice, but when I accepted my current teaching position, I agreed to teach sports literature. You wish this book didn't have a ending when i was at the end of the story i wish that there was more to the book. Lee is tall and not as skinny with blond hair. . Then to make matters worse, True has to worry about a "somehow-washed-up" playground legend. Today he is a syndicated columnist for the New York Daily News, which includes his popular "Shooting from the Lip" colum. Lupica is the greatest sportswriter for middle-grade readers, and this book, True Legend, is a reminder of his dominance.”*** —VOYA, starred review  “Lupica scores another winner with this cautionary tale. This book is written by Mike Lupica, a famous American newspaper columnist who has written multiple stories about sports alike. This is the best basketball book I have ever read and I recommend to anyone who is a basketball fan. Loaded with action-packed, suspenseful basketball sequences, crisp dialogue, sharply drawn characters, and keen insight into contemporary basketball culture in America, Drew’s story illuminates the realities and choices facing gifted young athletes.” —School Library Journal“Written in a fluid mix of slightly distant exposition and terse dialogue, the tale features plenty of suspenseful, expertly depicted hoops action along with choices both wrong and, ultimately, right made in the face of glittering temptations.” —Booklist   — Awards, Sign up for news about books, authors, and more from Penguin Random House, Visit other sites in the Penguin Random House Network. Summary- This book is a great novel about a boy with “hoop” dreams. Urban back in his day was supposed to be one of the best players ever but his head got too big and thought nothing could stop him so he wasn’t going to school and let his life get away from him. It was about a high school kid that plays basketball and that's kind of where I'm at right now. Summary- This book is a great novel about a boy with “hoop” dreams. Jon and Drew both show similar characteristics on the court and watching Jon in the past helped understand how Drew played. He is the top recruit for high school basketball. He didn't confront the police because he wanted to just get away from his past, his ruined brilliant career. Because of his outstanding play, he becomes a bit arrogant, but learns from the best about why not to fall down that road. He does not put his full potential into school like he does in basketball. Throughout this book, he gets a reality check that life is bigger than basketball. Drew was a very interesting character. Drew is a really good basketball player, he's a junior at Oakton Academy. This book relates a lot to Glenbrook North because about 10 years ago, we had a basketball player named Jon Scheyer who is basically a legend now. Other than that, I give it a 4 out of 5 stars! This book takes the view point of a junior in high school basketball star. One signpost the author uses is words of the. Goodreads Members Suggest: Favorite Very Quick Reads. Start by marking “True Legend” as Want to Read: Error rating book. The words used would imply what it meant very easily, which is good for someone who is not familiar with all the terms. One day while drue was working on his game he saw someone who seemed as a ghost. Lupica is a very good author who can be understood well and is very talented at injecting details into his stories. Drue Robinson is a junior is his high school, and the best player in his district. But Drew doesn't follow that until he realizes that he needs to make a change before it is to late. The book True legend by Mike Lupica is a book full a action drama and mystery. There’s a reason teammates call him “True.” Because for basketball phenom Drew Robinson, there is nothing more true than his talent on the court. . Drue must change and he goes through a series of trials. With all of this attention, Drew becomes engulfed in his own self-confidence.

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