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Coach Carter

4.38 of 5 stars 4.38  ·  rating details  ·  168 ratings  ·  46 reviews
When former Richmond High School basketball legend Ken Carter agrees to take over his alma mater's floundering team, he has the players sign a contract that demands good grades, perfect class attendance, and suits on game days. With Coach Carter at the helm, the Oilers' record soon stands at 12 and 0. But when the coach learns that some members of his team are cutting clas ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published December 14th 2004 by Amistad (first published December 1st 2004)
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I gave this book a 4 star rating because it was a okay book.
Great book for reluctant readers. The topic is engaging. The characters are likeable - though not well-developed. Some offensive language for the tender-hearted.
this book was heart-warming, i honestly loved this book, because coach carter has a new method to get along with the basket players
Timothy Simmon
I think that coach carter was a very serious book about how a basketball team of young teens live in Richmond Virginia. They where very childish and un mature but coach carter teaches them to become respectful young men that he knows they can be even though they live in a bad neighborhood. This book had me on the edge of my seat because it was jut so interesting and suspenseful. They wen on a twelve game winning streak and just because they didn't do there wok when coach carter specifically said ...more
Perry Wong
The book was really good.I like this book because there is a lot of vocabulary that i didn't know but now i know the words.
Xavier Hill
Jan 31, 2013 Xavier Hill marked it as to-read
Once I seen this book on the shelf and picked it up, I figured this was going to be a book I liked .To make it better the author picked a very good cover. It showed me that I would have a lot to relate to in this novel.
The book is basically about a small city basketball team that wasn’t doing so good until coach carter returns to the school and begins coaching again. While the catchy part about the book is that the carter isn’t really a normal coach. It’s not all about winning with him; it’s mo
Daisy Alavez
I think this is a very interesting book. It has some good quotes that could help in life. I think that that me and the class all enjoyed it.
I liked how it was realistic but at the same time it didn't seem so real, and i really liked that because i don't really like reading realistic books. I liked how it has suspense.
The book was very inspiring cause it teaches us that no matter how hard it is you can also succed. It is a very good book to read so i recommend the book.
Tam Dao
Coach Carter is a fantastic book, you'll enjoy. The story line is simple, and Coach Carter teaches these boys to become better than what they are right now.
i thougt it was a good book
I really liked this book but it had a lot of cursing in it. The plot was really good.
Aden Sachs
Coach Carter by Jasmine Jones
5 of 5 stars by Aden Sachs
read September 5, to October 3, 2014

Basketball being my favorite sport, I loved this story about a small town basketball team. This story written by Jasmine Jones had me sitting on the edge of my chair, making me feel as if I was apart of the team. Jasmine Jone's true story of famous basketball player, coach Ken Carter and his team on their journey to the state play-offs, is a book I would recommend to any sports fan interested in rooting f
Joseph Pickering
Coach Carter
Jasmine Jones

Coach Carter is about a coach that gets a job in Richmond, CA. Richmond is in a bad part of Los Angeles where only 6% of students graduate high school. Coach is determined to improve Richmond's record in basketball and in the classroom.

Coach Carter is a good book because Coach is showing these boys more about character then basketball. This is what I think the morale of the story is that sports is not the only thing in life. A thing that proves this is that Coach makes
Andrea Chavez
Coach Carter by Jasmine Jones was a very good book. Coach Carter was an amazing coach, he was always helping the students and he made them get good grades to play again. He was always supporting the team and the boys. I like books that have morals and this one teached me that if I work harder I can accomplish all my goals. I hope to see the movie someday to see if it’s as good as the book. I think Jasmine put effort on this book and this book is worth reading.
What i like about this book is that there are a lot of intense words in this book.I like the action in this story/movie.My favorite character in the book it have to Kyra because i think she has a lot of things going on in her life with Kenyon.When Kyra said that she was going to have a baby,then when she told Kenyon,he freaked out.Kenyon doesn't want the baby,but they don't know what to do with the baby.
i thought it was good. in the end Richmond didn't win the game against ST. Francis like all of the dumb movie who let the when at the end of the game and the story was good cruz gave up doing drugs and being in gangs
Emma Kennedy
Coach Carter has intriguing characters and an original story-line.
I think coach carter is a good book.But its not good enough for me but the movie is better to me.
This book was very good it taught me a
lot of life problems and how to get out of prblems
i really really liked this book it was easy to read and it was exciting i just loved it!
I like this book and it teaches you about lifeskills and basketball.
I like the book and how the story went.
Haley Lin
The book was amazing and it was fun to read.
Kevin Nguyen
This book is AMAZING! Ken Carter was a great coach in the book he turned a group of boys into men. I like this book because it’s based on a true event and normally when you read book or watch movies the ending is all ways either the good guy wins or a buzzer beater in this case. My favorite part of the book is when "Timo Cruz" said "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Y ...more
Coach Carter is a very good book based on a true story. People who are reading this or want to read this book should know its ways of telling what going on what make a team. Coach Carter has taken a team of basketball players to make them from boys to men. These boys have been doing things such as ditching school or just selling drugs to make money, even a person dies in the team from messing with drugs but then had came back to coach because he was scared that would happen to him.

These boys u
Andrea Henderson
In Coach Carter former basketball star and alumni Ken Carter becomes the new basketball coach at Richmond High School. He us a strict, and disciplined man nd believes you should work for what you want especially his basketball players. I Can relate to this because my parents are strict and makes me and my siblings work hard to achieve our goals.

This book is amazing, it is very creative and visual. Once you read about what these young basketball players go through on a daily basis outside of the
Tommy Yonemura
I chose to read Coach Carter because I really love basketball and I knew I would like it the first time I grabbed it, and how this Coach can lead a fallen basketball team to become not just better basketball players, but better students.

When I was reading this book it felt very inspirational and mind blowing. It was a page tuner, it justs gives you urgency to see what happens next. This book had alot of drama, having to deal with the struggles of the players in their life and how they are able t
The title of this book is , adapted by. Jasmine Jones. This book is originally a movie but Jasmine Jones the author wrote it as a book. The main characters are Coach Carter and the Richmond, Oilers basketball team. The setting of this book is in the Richmond gym. This book has a great message and is based on a true story. It all started when Coach Carter took the job as the Richmond basketball coach. He knew he had work to do because the team was out of control. After winning several games, Coa ...more
This book Coach Carter was original made into a movie based on a true story and then adapted into a book. It is basically the movie in written form.
I know this may sound crazy but in the book I feel more emotion. Even though I can’t see it like in the movie the dialogue is very strong and you feel more emotion when you read it as appose to when you see it or hear it. What surprised me about the writing of the book was that I thought it painted more emotion then the actually acting of the movie.
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