The CrossoverGraphic Novel - 2020
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ChristchurchTeens Apr 14, 2020
Short and punchy - The Crossover tells the story of Josh and his family in rap, as he reveals what he's all about: basketball, his dad, and basketball. Incredibly readable, easy to pick up and put down, and clever.
A dynamic sports novel in verse, the author uses rap to capture the fast moving action on the basketball court.
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I've seen him launch it from thirty feet before, ALL NET. That boy is special, and it doesn't hurt that Chuck "Da Man" Bell is his father. And mine too. JB bounces the ball back to me. JB's a shooter, but I'm sneaky and silky as a snake ___ ... pg. 27
I love this game like winter loves snow. pg. 31
A simple basketball move
in which a player dribbles
the ball quickly
from one hand
to the other.
As in: When done right,
a crossover can break
an opponent's ankles.
As in: Deron William's crossover
is nice, but Allen Iverson's crossover
was so deadly, he could've set up
his own podiatry practice.
As in: Dad taught me
how to give a soft cross first
to see if your opponent falls
then hit 'em
with the hard crossover.
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Josh Bell, known as Filthy McNasty to those on the court, is one of top two players on his middle school basketball team. The other player is his twin brother, Jordan. The two are expected to become big stars as their father was an amazing basketball player before he retired, known to his fans as Da Man!
Filthy and Jordan are ready for an epic year on their team, taking them all the way to playoffs, when things are complicated by a new girl, who captures Jordan's eye and their father's heart problems.
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