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Slam Dunk (Going for Gold)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  103 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Talented thirteen-year-old Ashlee Carson is the Tribeca Saints' topscoring point guard. Ashlee is smart, too, but her mom worries that basketball is going to get in the way of her bright academic future. Ashlee will do anything for a chance to win a place on the National Youth basketball team -- even if it means defying her mother and enlisting the help of her estranged fa ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published November 15th 2007 by Kingfisher
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Arshia Zehra
Dec 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
An Amazing Book!
We should always follow our dreams...although be careful that u shldn't hurt other ppl along the way! :)
Loved The Book! A Must Read! :D
Lauran Bailey
Nov 01, 2017 rated it liked it
This book was an okay book.There wasn't very many suspenseful parts in the book. It was kind of exciting but not that much. The mom in the book is very strict about everything that Ashlee does. I feel bad for Ashlee because her mom gives her no free time to do anything even on a Sunday. Ashlee's dad was a famous basketball player for the Heat. He left Ashlee and her mom. You wont believe what her does for Ashlee.
Dec 08, 2009 added it
Author (last): King
Author (first): Donna
Title: Slam Dunk
Place of Publication: Boston, MA
Publisher: Scholastic
Date: 2007

Hook: Have you ever had something you absolutely love, but there's something standing in your way?

Opinion: I have, and the main character of this book and I go through a similar situation.

Content: Ashlee Carson, a thirteen year old girl is an amazing point guard. She has such a passion for basketball and has the potential to get were she wants to get, the WNBA. Her mother, on th
This is not even all that great. I mean yeah I kinda like basketball but not to the point where I make it my life. For example I wouldn't choose to play basketball over taking a test that affects my future. Now that I think about it maybe I did learn something from this book... Never love something so much to the point where it becomes your life, because it may affect you in the long run... Just thinking about what she did really makes me upset... Any ways I rate this book like at least a ...more
Nov 06, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult, sports, girls
Thirteen-year-old Ashlee Carson is a talented basketball player, but her mother thinks she should concentrate more on school. Ashlee desperately wants to earn a spot on the National Youth basketball team. She even recruits the help of her deadbeat dad, a former professional basketball player. Even if her mother will never forgive her for choosing sports over her education, Ashlee has to do everything in her power to achieve her goal.
Soffi Olson
Oct 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
I would recommend this book to girls and boys if you love basketball and sports.
Omg so good reminds me of me and any one who tries their hardest
Jan 11, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: athletic girls 13 and under 9 and up
Recommended to Megan by: myself
Jun 09, 2009 rated it really liked it
I also like the way the book is made because it shows how hard it can be to be the basketball star in your school.
Ailbhe Killalea
Sep 01, 2016 rated it liked it
I loved the book it had a really likable character that you can relate to
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Donna King is a pen name for best-selling author Jenny Oldfield.

Jenny was born and brought up in Harrogate, Yorkshire, she says that even as a child she wrote stories and made tiny books, complete with illustrations. At school her favourite subjects were English, although she preferred creative writing to comprehension, and Art.

Jenny went on to study English at Birmingham University, where she did
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