Not very well written and/or translated. The story seems to start part way through and is a disjointed. The narrator's little "daydream" of the boy getting up and playing basketball doesn't read well either. The idea of commonality with other children that the author is trying to convey, while laudable, didn't, in my opinion, work.
It is also unclear what age the book is geared for. The content is too old and graphic for traditional picture book readers while the format seems too young for those older children who might benefit from reading it.
The illustrations, however, do convey the story well.