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Throwing Stones
Kristi Collier
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Throwing Stones

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Can Andy live up to his brother's basketball legacy?

When Andy Soaring's older brother, Pete, died in World War I, Andy's life changed forever. Now, five years later, Andy is fourteen and beginning to feel the weight of his brother's legacy, especially when he holds Pete's basketball in his hands. Andy dreams of leading his high-school team to the Indiana state tournament,
ebook, 208 pages
Published September 19th 2006 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (first published 2006)
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The novel that I read was "Throwing Stones" which was written by Kristi Collier. The novel was about a boy named Andy whose brother died in World War I, Now Andy is fourteen and now he wants to take on his brothers legacy so he starts to play basketball to follow in his brothers footsteps. His all-time dream in the novel was to lead his High School's basketball team to victory in the big tournament, the same as his brother did. He thought that if he becomes a basketball star he could relieve hi ...more
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Throwing Stones by Kristi Collier

Andy wants nothing more than to make the varsity team, outshine his brother, and be a hero to his father. And he is good, really good at shooting baskets. But when school starts, there’s Ben; both are freshmen, both have starting positions on the same varsity basketball team, and both like the same girl.

Unfortunately, Andy’s dream of being a small-town hero is threatened when he is sidelined by an injury. When he starts writing a high-school sports column for t
Graysen Drezek
It was a great book. I kinda didn't like how he broke his arm and couldn't play, but then when he came back he wasn't that good. After he gained back his greatness on the court it was good. It was also sad when he told us that his brother died in the army. It said he was also a great basketball player himself. I lked how he got in the free throw contest and almost one. Overall i would rate this book as a 10.O
May 30, 2013 Dy'talzha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was amazing ! It was because it felt as if I was in the book with the characters as the moments were happening. Plus the fact that I like basketball the only thing that was weird in the book that the rules from the 1800s , they were a little confusing . But I'm glad in the end Bennie and Andy were friends. Also I like that the author had went step by step on how Andy was processing in the book . From when he broke his arm , to when he caught the sheriff with the alcohol. The book was a ...more
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Oct 10, 2014 Trevor Waggoner rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book I would recommend this book to anybody. his book talks about a young boy that lives in a small town in Indiana. This book would be good for anyone that has watched or played basketball this would be a good book for them. This book is written by Kristi Collier. The climax of this book is one of the best climax I have read.
Donovan Prease
Sep 23, 2015 Donovan Prease rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I recommend Throwing Stones by Kristi Collier because of how well written the book was and it keeps you entertained.
Feb 28, 2008 Jean rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first person account of Andy Soaring’s Freshman year playing basketball, living on a farm near a quarry, competing with his brother and still grieving for his older brother, Pete, who had died during WWI as a soldier but of influenza. Themes of family, grief, teamwork, honesty, basketball, scholarship, friends, and community.
Feb 22, 2012 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book for the middle school boy. Set in 1920s, small town Indiana. Unique perspective.
Dec 02, 2010 Logan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought it was so good I could read it and it would still be fun to read.
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