As the Tournament nears, Lonnie learns that some heavy...more
As the last seconds of the game clock runs away Lonnie and Cal must make a choice. Are they willing to blow the chance of a lifetime? You will haft to read the book to find out wh...more
It has a great caste of characters, but the foremost, laconic, tough, and funny Lonnie loves basketball. He gets put on a team that has a chance to get seen by some college recruiters. The reading is smooth, the prose poetic without being difficult or unnatural, but the thing that this book has really got is the wisdom and gradual, unsimplistic way it tackles some coming-of-age issues for young, urban Black America.
It is about the comp...more
“Hoops” by Walter Dean Meyers was a very easy read that really makes you think about yourself and what kind of person you are. This is more of a guy book that is focused on a very talented basketball player that lives in the ghetto that is faced with many bad temptations on his path. I loved this book being a boy that participates in many competitive sports. Meyers does a great job in the book of creating a great theme, portraying the rough environment, and making great relationships in the stor...more
Lonnie is the main character. His dad left him when he was younger. He now lives with his mom who is constantly nagging him to do stuff around the house. Lonnie has recently gra...more
The theme of the story is there will always be tough decision in life...more
The story Hoops by Walter Dean myers begins with a seventeen year old teenager named Lonnie Jackson. He is...more
I'm reading a book entitled Hoops by Walter Dean Myers which is a work of fiction. I thought the author wrote this book because he wanted to show teenagers that you shouldn't be afraid to fight for your dreams, its going to take time to accomplished those dreams. His other reason for writing the book are showing the difficulty personal life of teen's. An important lesson or idea or theme is don't give up on your dreams,don't get caught up with the wrong crowd because it could me cha...more
PASSAGE- Pg 180 Paragraphs 8,9,10 and 11
"Tell me about it, Lonnie," he said. His voice was a whisper. "We got it, didn't we? It was us out there, wasn't it?"
"I knew I couldn't get the shot off," I started, "and when I saw Breeze cut away from . . . Cal, I love you, man. I really do.
"Tell me about the game."
"When I saw Breeze cut away, I didn't know for sure, but I . ....more
Meanwhile Cal is sti...more
The story starts of with a young man named Lonnie Jackson. He is a basketball player from Harlem. Most peop...more
This story is about a High school ball player named Lonnie. He is an amazing basketball player; and dr...more
Maus: A Survivor's Tale was a very moving story more so because I had recently spoken with a family friend who had survived the holocaust. This was very interesting considering how much of what...more
Hoops is a story of Lonnie Jackson. He is a hard nosed, ear to the street African-American male, in his senior year of high school. As Lonnie moves closer and closer to finishing high school, he is faced with trying to think about how he is going to find his own way. Lonnie earns a meager paycheck and shelter over his head by working a smaller hotel in Harlem. Lonnie's father had left him and his mother, and after taking the job at the hotel, Lonnie spent most of his days playing ball wit...more
Rating: 3.73 Stars. Lonnie is a poor teen, growing up in Harlem with a love of basketball. He is faced with the challenges of being poor and being a great athlete.
Summary: Lonnie loves basketball and is ready to play on the city-wide tournament. He is faced with the challenges of being 17 and being on the team.
Main Characters: Lonnie Jackson – 17 year old, loves basketball
Cal – new bask...more
Walter Dean Myers was born on August 12, 1937 in Martinsburg, West Virginia but moved to Harlem with his foster parents at age three. He was brought up and went to public school there. He attended Stuyvesant High School until the age of seventeen when he joined the army.
After serving four years in the army, he worked at various jobs and earned a BA from Empi...more