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Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Free Throws by Janette Rallison
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Nov 23, 10

bookshelves: eng-420
Read on November 23, 2010

** spoiler alert ** Genre:relationships, sports, high school
Summary: Cami and Josie are BFF's (and yes, the acronym accurately describes their relationship. They are very similar, finish each other sentences, and crush on the same boy. (They are both on the school's basketball team) Cami flirts with him and breaks Josie's heart. They have a verbal duel during the poetry unit in English. They find other people to be friends with. Josie becomes somewhat buddy buddy with Frederick, her acidic science project partner, Cami does likewise with her crazy ESP science project partner. Their fight continues until the biggest game of the season, they are left stranded at a gas station. While they are waiting for someone to save them, they make up and are BFF's once again. Frederick, Josie's acerbic science partner, has a friend (note, attractive) that saves the day and the girls by getting them to the game on time. Josie's happy, the girls are friends again and everything is wonderful again.
Response: Classic high school drama. I tried interviewing my younger sister to see if girls really did fight over the same boys. Apparently, they do! So this story wasn't too far outside the bounds of reality. It was just a silly fun read. I wasn't a jock during high school, still not, so it is a different experience trying to relate with these girls. Still, they have feelings too, so it was not horrible. But it definitely doesn't earn any quality awards. There are much better books out there. This was just good filler stuff. I would recommend it to girls that are in the same situation as the protagonists. Again, not too challenging.
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