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Download ↠ Hooper by Geoff Herbach è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ê From Geoff Herbach the critically acclaimed author of the Stupid Fast series comes a compelling new YA novel about basketball prejudice privilege and family perfect for fans of Jordan Sonnenblick Andrew Smith and Matt de la PeñaFor Skills have taken him from an orphanage in Poland to a loving adoptive mother in Minnesota When he’s tapped to play on a select AAU team along with some of the best players in the state it just confirms that basketball is his ticket to the good life to new friendships to the girl of. This book really showed how love and sports can give you experiences that you have ever had Something that really stood out to me was how the author used metaphor in the phrase Basketball is my passport Metaphors are used in to basically connect two things that you wouldn't usually connect When the Adam says basketball is my passport he really is saying that all the experiences places he's gone and his role models have all come from basketball The author wants us to know that his experiences are his passport what's taking him around Now of course really Retina had brought Adam into the US and some may say that Retina is his passport but it is really basketball But what does this all mean It means that basketball is where he can take his mind off things meet influential people he never would have met Traveled to places he never would have traveled view spoiler Championships he never would have won hide spoiler

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From Geoff Herbach the critically acclaimed author of the Stupid Fast series comes a compelling new YA novel about basketball prejudice privilege and family perfect for fans of Jordan Sonnenblick Andrew Smith and Matt de la PeñaFor Adam Reed basketball is a passport Adam’s basketball. psst want fun stuff on Hooper check out my stop on the blog tour for a giveaway and 4 starsI'm not a basketball fan or a sports fan in general But I did really enjoy Hooper A lot than I expected toAt first it came off as a kid playing basketball to be successful but this grew so much into thatIt's honestly uite understated kind of like Nina LaCour's We Are Okay in the way that there are a lot of things being said without actually saying anything For one Adam is an immigrant from Poland and so part of the narrative revolves around what it's like for him to be an immigrant and not have a perfect grasp on English thing like hearing MVP as envy pee which gave me a laughI did think that there was a little hitch here because at the beginning this barrier was really emphasized and by the end it was never mentioned Although it's great that the communication barrier is down and Adam is talking to people even if its not perfectly I feel like he could still encounter a few things that he wasn't too sure of I definitely wanted to see growth but I did think it was almost too fast in the language aspectThere's also commentary about justice not only with Adam's best friend who is getting into some trouble that wasn't really his fault but also with his teammate Khalil who is also getting into unwarranted trouble because of racismI really liked how all of the storylines weaved together There was the thing between Adam and his best friend possibly getting expelled but there was also something about Adam blowing off his best friend And his best friend staying with Adam's family And Adam's mom feeling neglected as wellIt really all comes through in a great big circle as the subplots intertwine and I really enjoyed that about this bookIt talks about so many realistic things justice friendship immigration family and I thought that this was the best aspect of the bookIt was real and although Adam definitely isn't perfect at the beginning and still not perfect at the end he really learned a lot about life throughout the book He finds courage and he faces bullying and it all really comes full circleI also really enjoyed how developed the side characters were both Adam's adopted mom Renata and his best friend Barry and his love interest Carli and his teammates and even the guy who bullies him They all really contributed to what made this book feel so whole and completeIt was easy to read and I sped through it in a couple of days Of course there's sporty stuff in there but even as a non sporty person I could really appreciate the base of this story It's not really about basketball although basketball is cool or what it's like to be a Polish immigrant It's about growth and learning and figuring out how to do what is rightOverall I really enjoyed this one and think that anyone looking for a nuanced read or readers who love basketball will enjoy Adam's story in Hooper Thank you so much to Jean Book Nerd Blog Tours and Harper Collins for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest reviewBlog | Instagram | Twitter

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Hooper by Geoff HerbaHis dreams to a better futureBut life is complicated off the court When an incident with the police threatens to break apart the bonds Adam’s finally formed after a lifetime of struggle he must make an impossible choice between his new family and the sport that’s given him everythin. E ARC from Edelweiss PlusAdam Reed born Sobieski is fairly happy with his adoptive mom Renata living in Minnesota He hangs out with his uirky friend Barry who has a hard life of his own living with his mom Tiffany in a local trailer park Adam has some anger management issues and does not talk a lot because he didn't get adopted until he was 11 and he doesn't feel that his English is that good He freuently runs afoul of Kase Kinshaw a jerk who calls him Duh and gives him a hard time at school When his basketball skills bring him to the attention of fellow player Carli Anderson and her father he gets an opportunity to try out for the Fury travel team Carli helps him not only with improving his basketball skills but is nice about driving him places when Barry's car falls apart She also encourages him to talk and to interact with his new teammates so they don't think he is stuck up and the two eventually start dating When Renata starts dating a neighbor with two young daughters Adam is concerned that it will end with her being unhappy although he rather likes Michael and enjoys playing with his daughters Throughout the course of the book we learn about Adam's neglected childhood in Poland and watch as he improves his basketball skills and tries to get a handle on his internal rage so that he has a chance to attend collegeStrengths Herbach is a brilliant brilliant writer He understands what his audience wants and he delivers sports romance interpersonal problems humor He has the best ability to write a slightly off kilter voice of any author I can think of Adam's English isn't broken exactly but his voice is so distinctive that I could HEAR it The basketball details are interesting and Carli is fantastic She is a better player than Adam although recovering from injuries and she has a fantastically eual relationship with him Adam's anger and his problem interacting with others is realistically protrayed as is Renata and her difficulties Adam makes a few comments about his black teammates that are insensitive and I appreciated that these were fully discussed Teens do sometimes make comments that show a lack of understanding and the other players don't just react to Adam they show him the error of his ways in a slightly angry fashion which is also realistic and he is able to understand what he did wrong and change his views We need of this in teen literature Enjoyed this tremendously Herbach's Stupid Fast Fat Boy vs the Cheerleaders and Anything You Want which is definitely YA are all fantasticWeaknesses While I understood the genesis of Adam's social difficulties it might have helped to have a tiny bit of explanation about how childhood trauma can lead to issues of anger and failure to connect with others Not sure how you would work them in What I really think While Adam is an older high school student Herbach is circumspect in language and situations enough that this is perfect for middle school students who want of a challenging read