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Bad Shot

By Sylvia Taekema

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Series: Lorimer Sports Stories

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12-year-old Cody loves basketball. When a new well-off kid Nick arrives at school and starts giving Cody pointers, Cody lands a spot on the team. Despite Nick's help, Cody still feels anxious all the time. Cody's performance gets worse until his one big shot at a basket goes into his own team's net! Cody soon realizes that Nick's help isn't what he needs to succeed. To play better, he knows he has to become more self-reliant and work on his basketball skills on his own terms.

Set against the realistic backdrop of a struggling small town, Bad Shot touches on the emotional realities of performance anxiety, socioeconomic status, and bullying.

Awards

Winner - CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens - 2018

"Bad Shot is a good read for all young readers, in particular athletes similar to main characters Cody and Nick. It serves as a reminder to focus on getting one's head back in the game rather than getting caught up in the drama between players."

- Andrea Boyd, CM: Magazine

"This novel is an easy read for basketball fans, and incorporates good messaging about being a supportive friend, having good family relationships, and the power that comes with confidence."

- Patricia Jermey Resource Links

SYLVIA TAEKEMA works as a supply teacher and as a volunteer in programs for children at school, church and in the community. Her first novel, Seconds, was nominated for a Silver Birch Express Award. Sylvia lives in Chatham, Ontario.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 128 pages
Publication Date: 15th August 2017
ISBN: 9781459411616
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Electronic book text, 128 pages
Publication Date: 15th August 2017
ISBN: 9781459411661
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  JUV032020, JUV039230, JUV039240
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 10 To 13

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