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Shooting Stars

3.89 of 5 stars 3.89  ·  rating details  ·  497 ratings  ·  133 reviews
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From the ultimate team—basketball superstar LeBron James and Buzz Bissinger, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Friday Night Lights and Three Nights in August—a poignant, thrilling tale of the power of teamwork to transform young lives, including James’s own.
Published September 8th 2009 by Penguin Press HC, The (first published August 29th 2009)
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Ross Williams
Shooting stars is a book about Lebron James and his rough childhood and how he overcame adversity to get to the place where he is now. This book was written by Buzz Bissinger and Lebron James himself. This book told about how to fight through adversity even from a young age and how important relationships with your teammates and the people off the court are as well. Lebron James doesn't come from anything at all. His mother had him at 16 years old as a high school student. Lebron was deeply infl ...more
Matt Gumularz
This book is about four boys who meet through Basketball in the city of Akron, Ohio. They end up going to the same High School, Saint Vincent- Saint Mary, to try and win a State and National championship. It talks about how some boys who aren't even related, can become as close as brothers through the game of basketball. What I liked about this story is how they started off as being an underdog, to being ranked the Number 1 team in the Nation! Why I connected to is because they never gave up, n ...more
Kai Brumaghim
I read Shooting Stars by LeBron James. This is a sports book and memoir. This book is about LeBron James a young high school superstar basketball player and his team. It shows how they won their games lived their high schools lives with all the hype of how good they were. Also it shows how LeBron James started his career to becoming arguably the best athlete on earth today. This book takes place in the mid 2000's in Akron, Ohio. Thats were the high school they played at was. Really the only true ...more
The Shooting Stars Written by LeBron James tells of kids who had a great bond coming from ohio joined the same basketball team. This cocky group of kids were very talented and had a dream of winning the national championship. Although their first attempt was a loss they strived again but time was limited.

I found this book fairly interesting.There were several things i Liked about this book and some dislikes. I enjoyed the book because it was very informative of James past. for example i was able
Aquil Thompson--king
In this book the main character is LeBron James. It was about his life growing up in a hard upraising in Akron, Ohio. He was well known for his athletiv ability in two sports in basketball and football. But in high school he finally decided to commit basketball with help from multiple mentors. He was probably the biggest high school athlete to ever come, and that also brought problems for LeBron and his family. But he had a maturity at a young age that nobody could think of and nobody could take ...more
Ayub Sayed
This book is about LeBron's life growing up in the hard streets of Akron. LeBron was birthed by a sixteen year old single mother who was not capable of raising him. LeBron did not have a stable home until the age of twelve and moved twelve times between the ages of five and eight. LeBrons's mother signed LeBron to play for a local team as a kid and LeBron grew up with his four other teammates and went to the same school as them and played together even in high school. LeBron faced many ups and ...more
Makai Freeman
The book Shooting Stars by LeBron James is an memoir about his life and what he has been through to get where he is now in life. It was an very interesting book to read and get to learn what he has been through and the help he has gotten also the hard work and determination that he gives himself. In the beginning of this book he talks about how him and his mother did now have a lot and how they always had to move from place to place because of the jobs his mother had. She always made sure that h ...more
Ziear Simmons
Shooting Stars by Lebron James and Buzz Bissinger is a Sports Autobiography of the journey NBA All Star Lebron James took to become who he is today. The story begins with Lebron stating that he wants to do something to put his little town Akron on the map because no one ever really talks about it,he said he doesn't know what but he wants it to be big. The story progresses by Lebron explaining how he did not have the best upbringing and he often had to stay with friends but he always seemed to fi ...more
Panos Voulgaris
Whether or not you are a basketball/Lebron James fan, you will enjoy this book written by Lebron himself and Buzz Bissinger. The book captures the inspiring story of Lebron James who grew up in Akron, Ohio with a single mother. They were very poor, and at times struggled to find an affordable place to stay for even a single night. The odds were stacked against Lebron who was surrounded by people doing illegal activities (go figure). This is when basketball came into play for Lebron James. Basket ...more
Buzz and LeBron’s book Shooting Stars has a big purpose. The purpose is that no matter where you come from and no matter your skin color you can achieve big things if you put your mind to it. LeBron proved this when he was growing up. He could have easily have fell the wrong way and could have got involved with drugs, but he didn’t let that happen. I think that the theme of this book is that your dreams can be reached if you work at what you want. I say this because in the book LeBron always kn ...more
Fernando Davila
Shooting Stars by Lebron James and H.G Bissinger is an autobiography about Lebron James and what he went through in middle and high school basketball. As a kid Lebron played basketball with an AAU program that was ran by a coach that goes by the name of Coach Dru. The team was really good and they decided they will all take their talents to the same high school and play with each other. They all made a decision to go to a christian school that’s called St.V where they won two state and one natio ...more
Jamir Mallory
The shooting stars book by Lebron James book is a very inspirational book. This books breaks down Lebron James life and all the adversities that he had to overcome. Lebron James grew up in Akron, Ohio. He's been raised there since birth. Lebron James was destined to get him and his mother out of the slums of Ohio and that he did.

There are many things that I like about this book. One of the things that I like about the book is that it breaks down his entire life from earlier childhood all the way
James P
The book Shooting Stars, by LeBron James, is the best autobiography I have ever read. The best thing about this book is that it keeps the reader involved. LeBron actually started off as a normal kid, most likely giving the reader a connection with him. He moved a lot as a kid, which personally, I had a connection with him in that way. Overall, it is about four boys who met by playing basketball. They worked hard and started to get recognition throughout the country. They came up with one goal- t ...more
Isaac Collins
The author's purpose for writing the book is to show all of the things that this team had to overcome. Everyone doubted these boys when they were freshman playing varsity because they were "too young" or "too immature" for the competition. But they ended up winning the state title their freshman year, sophomore year, runner-up junior year, and state and national champions their senior year.
The theme of this book is be who you are because everyone knew how good they were and tried offering them a
This book is about NBA star LeBron James growing up in high school with his four good friends and their journey they had from their freshman year to their senior year at St. Vincent-St. Mary high school. It's starts out with five great friends who have been playing basketball together since they where ten years old LeBron, Romeo,Sian, Dru, and Wille. They all new they've eres going to be something special in 7th grade when the qualified for the national championship tournament in Memphis. Then t ...more
Daje-Ameen Matthews
Daje-Ameen Matthews 11/15/15

Shooting stars is by Lebron James and Buzz Bissinger is a sport book about Lebron James life and his teammates lives as young basketball stars.This book talks about the rough times Lebron went through.Lebron James had suffered losses in his life from basketball games and even family.He had teammates that were like his brothers .His teammates went throughout middleschool to highschool with him.Lebron loved his grandmother because she took care of him and taught
this was A very good novel, only becasue it was about my favorite player Lebron James. this novel was about a basketball star, named Lebron James, that told his chil hood and how he became who he is today.I know thats my favorite player but there was a lot of things i didnt know about Lebron, for example, how his mom was to poor to raise him and he had to stay with his grandmother. i dont how he is in the nba after living like that as a child, i wouldnt be able to do it. Lebron James became my f ...more
Shooting stars by LeBron James and Buzz Bissinger is a book about how perseverance, hard work and teamwork can pay off. LeBron and the rest of the fab 4 +1 go from a team of high school students, into a nationally ranked team! I would definitely recommend this book, including but not limited to, anyone who enjoys non fiction, or a great story!
This book is about Lebron James life and childhood. His life was hard living in a small apartment and only a mom. He would always ride his bike around Arkon Ohio. He loved the burgers from his favorite place swensons he loved the aroma too. He later in the book made book he meet some friends Little Dru,Willie,Sian.
Cole Davis
This book is about a high school team that become best friends and play together with the best player in the NBA today. I love to play basketball and learning new things about the game everyday. Im not a good reader but this book really caught my eye. I was a high school basketball player that loves the game so I wanted to read about a great team. It was how inspiring because they were mostly the only black people in their school because they went to a private school and it was frowned apon that ...more
Jalil Edwards
Shooting Stars by Lebron James and Buzz Bissinger is a sport book about kids from Akron, Ohio who met on a youth AAU team an became good friends all the way to high school.They were close friends and would do anything for each other.

There are several things i like about this book. This story is very exciting because they stayed together since fourth grade all the way to high school. They helped lebron James through tough times when his mother had him at sixteen and no father around.

In conclusion
Cole Greer
Shooting Stars was a very good book. In 5th grade I did the wax museum on Lebron so I new a lot about him and his life. The theme of this book was that you can always achieve something even if the odds aren't in your favor.

The style was from Lebrons high school to his future. It showed what he went through as a kid and all the popularity he had as a high schooler and being the best basketball player in his class.

I liked this book a lot but it didn't give me a lot of information that I already k
Glenn Hagan
I am a huge fan of LeBron. This book was very interesting and I enjoyed it a lot. LeBron had to go through a lot like growing up in the rough parts of Akron, moving house to house, and having his mother raise him all by herself. LeBron brought people into his life that helped him on his way to the top. LeBron's story is the american dream. He grew up on the streets and is now on the top of the sports world. This book taught me about brotherhood and loyalty. LeBron is my role model so I really ap ...more
Matt Ziccarelli
The book Shooting Stars is a biography about Lebron James. Buzz Bissinger is the author of the book and he does an ok job with the book. He does a good job when he is in high school explaining on how his coach was and how the team was and so on. Though I feel he could have gone more into his early life his time grade school and how he grew up in the hood. One reason, I say this is because isn’t that his story him in a bad town and him overcoming all the bad things and how he wound up in the NBA. ...more
Julian Morris
This book was about LeBron James and his life living in Akron ohio. While living there he began to play basketball and met knew friends. Their relationship grew stronger everyday they hung out with each other. They went on to play AAU together and then played high school ball together. Then they went on to win state championships.

I like that the book is on basketball because that is my favorite sport. Also I like that this book shows how LeBron had a deep relationship with his friends and teamma
Ben Klayer
First of all, for those literary nuts expecting a beautifully-written memoir: Look somewhere else.

I'm not sure how involved Buzz Kissinger was with this project. But, from what I can tell, most of these words were actually written by Lebron James. The grammar is sketchy, repetitive language is used numerous times, and some parts are hard to follow. Especially while describing the physical basketball games.

So what is the appeal of this book?

Easy. The "reality" mindset of America. We love stories
Bryce Rausch
This book was pretty good, better than I thought, anyway.

What I expected was, "My four teammates from highschool are awesome and this is their chance to maybe get some decent jobs since I'm Lebron James and have more power than He-Man (Who only has it by the Power of Greyskull)."
But, Buzz Bissinger's presence was very obvious and welcomed in this book and I actually got a pretty enticing story of Middleschool to Senior Year basketball with Lebron.
However, it was clear in the second half of this
Devin Munroe
Apr 11, 2010 Devin Munroe added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Ms. D'Orazio
I really liked the book Shooting Stars because it's a story about the loyalty between Lebron James and his friends. Lebron was a regular kid in Akron living with his mom who struggled to support them. Lebron first started playing basketball at the age of nine on a team called the Hornets where he met Little Dru, Sian, and Coach Dru who grew to be some of the most important people in his life. They instantly connected with each other and later would be known as the Fab Five. As time went on they ...more
Daniel Liu
Growing up in the small town of Akron, Ohio, five kids face the everyday challenges of poverty, drugs, gangs, and violence in the streets of Akron. But the one thing that keeps them off the streets and away from such negativity in the community is the game of basketball. This is the story about the life of Lebron James and his four best friends (Little Dru, Sian, Romeo, and Willie) playing for their dreams of one day making it out of the projects and playing on a team for a Division 1 schoo
The Shooting Stars were a bunch of kids from Akron, Ohio (LeBron James and his best friends) who first met on a youth basketball team when they were ten and eleven years old. LeBron was the only child of a single mother he grew up without a father and had moved over a dozen times by the age of ten. Willie McGee had left both his drug-using parents in Chicago to be raised by his older brother in Akron. Dru Joyce was short, but outspoken and a perfectionist, and his dad ended up coaching the group ...more
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