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Fast Break

Mike Lupica

From the #1 bestselling author of Heat, Travel Team and Million-Dollar Throw comes a feel-good basketball tale reminiscent of The Blind Side. Forced to live on his own after his mom dies and her boyfriend abandons him, 12-year-old Jayson does whatever it takes to get by. He will do anything to avoid the foster care system. Besides, his real home has always been the beat-up basketball court behind the projects in the North Carolina hills, and his family has always been his friends and teammates. He manages to get away with his deception until the day he gets caught stealing a new pair of basketball sneakers. Game over. Within a day a social worker places him with a family from the other side of town, the Lawtons. New home, new school, new teammates.Jayson, at first, is combatative, testing the Lawtons' patience at every turn. He wants out, yet the Lawtons refuse to take the bait. But not everyone in Jayson's new life is so ready to trust him--and even Jayson's old friends give him a hard time now that he's attending a school full of rich kids. It's on Jayson to believe that he deserves a better life than the one he once had. The ultimate prize if he can? A trip to play in the state finals at Cameron Indoor Stadium-home to the Duke Blue Devils and launching pad to his dream of playing bigtime college ball. Getting there will be a journey that reaches far beyond the basketball court. In the tradition of uplifting stories like The Blind Side, Fast Break has all the family-friendly sports action Mike Lupica has become known and loved for. Praise for Fast Break "Eager fans will find this a slam-dunk. A must-purchase."-Booklist "Lupica's announcer-like delivery will have you breathless, on the edge of your seat, cheering."-Florida Times-Union "Fast Break is the perfect middle-grade read for fans of basketball. With so much attention to detail in each game, readers are practically with the characters on the court. Lupica has done it again."-VOYA From the Hardcover edition.

From the #1 bestselling author of Heat, Travel Team and Million-Dollar Throw comes a feel-good basketball tale reminiscent of The Blind Side. Forced to live on his own after his mom dies and her boyfriend abandons him, 12-year-old Jayson does whatever it takes to get by. He will do anything to avoid the foster care system. Besides, his real home has always been the beat-up basketball court behind the projects in the North Carolina hills, and his family has always been his friends and teammates. He manages to get away with his deception until the day he gets caught stealing a new pair of basketball sneakers. Game over. Within a day a social worker places him with a family from the other side of town, the Lawtons. New home, new school, new teammates.Jayson, at first, is combatative, testing the Lawtons' patience at every turn. He wants out, yet the Lawtons refuse to take the bait. But not everyone in Jayson's new life is so ready to trust him--and even Jayson's old friends give him a hard time now that he's attending a school full of rich kids. It's on Jayson to believe that he deserves a better life than the one he once had. The ultimate prize if he can? A trip to play in the state finals at Cameron Indoor Stadium-home to the Duke Blue Devils and launching pad to his dream of playing bigtime college ball. Getting there will be a journey that reaches far beyond the basketball court. In the tradition of uplifting stories like The Blind Side, Fast Break has all the family-friendly sports action Mike Lupica has become known and loved for. Praise for Fast Break "Eager fans will find this a slam-dunk. A must-purchase."-Booklist "Lupica's announcer-like delivery will have you breathless, on the edge of your seat, cheering."-Florida Times-Union "Fast Break is the perfect middle-grade read for fans of basketball. With so much attention to detail in each game, readers are practically with the characters on the court. Lupica has done it again."-VOYA From the Hardcover edition.
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From the #1 bestselling author of Heat, Travel Team and Million-Dollar Throw comes a feel-good basketball tale reminiscent of The Blind Side. Forced to live on his own after his mom dies and her boyfriend abandons him, 12-year-old Jayson does whatever it takes to get by. He will do anything to avoid the foster care system. Besides, his real home has always been the beat-up basketball court behind the projects in the North Carolina hills, and his family has always been his friends and teammates. He manages to get away with his deception until the day he gets caught stealing a new pair of basketball sneakers. Game over. Within a day a social worker places him with a family from the other side of town, the Lawtons. New home, new school, new teammates.Jayson, at first, is combatative, testing the Lawtons' patience at every turn. He wants out, yet the Lawtons refuse to take the bait. But not everyone in Jayson's new life is so ready to trust him--and even Jayson's old friends give him a hard time now that he's attending a school full of rich kids. It's on Jayson to believe that he deserves a better life than the one he once had. The ultimate prize if he can? A trip to play in the state finals at Cameron Indoor Stadium-home to the Duke Blue Devils and launching pad to his dream of playing bigtime college ball. Getting there will be a journey that reaches far beyond the basketball court. In the tradition of uplifting stories like The Blind Side, Fast Break has all the family-friendly sports action Mike Lupica has become known and loved for. Praise for Fast Break "Eager fans will find this a slam-dunk. A must-purchase."-Booklist "Lupica's announcer-like delivery will have you breathless, on the edge of your seat, cheering."-Florida Times-Union "Fast Break is the perfect middle-grade read for fans of basketball. With so much attention to detail in each game, readers are practically with the characters on the court. Lupica has done it again."-VOYA From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

MacLeod Andrews

Length:

5h 57m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:10


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:41


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:27


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:24


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:42


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:42


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:37


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:18


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:20


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:10


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:55


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:53


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:47


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:08


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:07


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:07


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:22


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:08


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:48


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:43


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:18


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:18


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:35


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:35


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:54


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:34


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:53


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:58


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:18


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:19


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:37


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:03


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:15


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:40


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:35


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:44


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:05


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:27


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:55


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:58


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:17


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:46


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:18


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:53


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:59


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:54


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:00


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:43


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:37


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:10


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:52


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

00:26