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Slam Dunk

3.86  ·  Rating Details ·  28 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Sixteen-year-old Salvador "Slam" Amaro thinks being the assistant coach of the Brookfield High School girls' basketball team will be an easy gig. Show up, run a few drills and pad his resume so he can win a spot on the Ontario Provincial Under-17 team. Bu
ebook, 174 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by Orca Book Publishers
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Ann Valdez
I gave it a 3 star because there were a few things which were too unrealistic. First, a 17 year old student being the assistant coach and taking over the team when the head coach is absent is rather absurd. The music sponsor listening to his iPod during the game or practice informs me life must be different in Canada. Finally, Inez dad being in the school gym during practice with a beer and no one booting him out or stopping him from entering in the first place was just too much. The plot was go ...more
Dec 11, 2015 Landen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Slam Dunk by Kate Jaimet, was a great book. This book was about a kid who had a dream of making the provincial team and having a chance to get to play for the Ontario team. He was also an assistant coach for a girls basketball team. He went through issues there with his star player Inez who had a difficult life. Also he went through a tough time to get to try to play for the teams and went thorough a series of events to get there. Read more to find out more.

I personally really liked this book i
Mattehw Ezell
16 year old "Slam" wants to be assistant coach for the girls basketball team. He thinks that it will help him get a better spot on the Under - 17 basketball team he is trying out for. But when he gets to the gym and coach is going over the plays that coach wants them to run it's like he can't remember anything. Even worse when he can't find his star player for the girls basketball team and they are in the semi - finals. Read Slam dunk to figure out if "Slam" gets drafted on the team and if he ge ...more
Hudson Gray
Apr 25, 2016 Hudson Gray rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Slam Dunk was a very good book. I really liked the mix it f sports and a mystery. The book was about Slam, who decides to help coach a girls basketball team but quickly finds himself in a mystery, while at the same time trying to make an all-star team for himself. The book was very entertaining and I would recommend it to anyone who likes sports or action.
Dec 17, 2014 Donya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
IT is so good. The author keeps your attention trough out the whole book there isn't one dull moment. I feel like the main character is just some average person that I know not someone that is fictional. THe book also gives a lot of good life lessons trough out it. I recommend this book to anyone really, you don't have to like or play basketball to understand it.
Colton Sampson
Oct 19, 2012 Colton Sampson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought it was a really good book. I like how it should that you never know what people are going through so be nice to ever one. I think it is a good book and it is ease and a fast read.
would be enjoyed by either boys or girls...another Orca Sports umm...slam dunk
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I grew up by reading Japanese Manga: Slam Dunk. However, reading this kind of sport-Canadian-youth-novel was first time. I have to say, they are very different, but they all highlight-family, relationship, team work, and ego. I like it. Again, I was reading for my job. But I like it.
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Kate Jaimet spent 13 years as a daily news reporter before turning to fiction and freelance magazine writing. Her critically-acclaimed comedy Dunces Anonymous was a finalist for the Ottawa Book Award and the Silver Birch Fiction Award. Her books in the Orca Sports series -- Break Point, Edge of Flight, and Slam Dunk -- draw from her experience as a reporter to tell fast-paced, gripping stories for ...more
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