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Author Fink, Mark.

Title Stepping up / by Mark Fink.

Imprint Lodi, NJ : WestSide Books, c2009.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Children's Fiction    j FINK,MAR    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 215 p. ; 22 cm.
Summary Ernie Dolan, 14, is plagued by the curse of the average. Nothing about him stands out, except his stutter. Only best friend Mike Rivers sees him at his best. Then, at a competitive basketball camp, Mike excels while Ernie is - average. When Ernie blunders in the first pickup game, Rick Craig, obnoxious camp hotshot, nicknames him "Choke." This sets the tone for Ernie's first week. As Mike hangs with Craig and the jocks, he and Ernie are on the outs, yet Ernie finds new allies. Then things change dramatically when Ernie morphs from outcast to hero, risking his life to save three camp mates from near tragedy. His funny, heartwarming story unfolds against the backdrop of exciting, authentic basketball action while touching on typical teen issues of friendship and the near-deadly consequences of peer pressure--Book jacket.
Subject Basketball camps -- Juvenile fiction.
Peer pressure -- Juvenile fiction.
Teenage boys -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Basketball players -- Juvenile fiction.
Basketball camps -- Fiction.
Peer pressure -- Fiction.
Teenage boys -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Basketball players -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Young adult fiction.
ISBN 9781934813034

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