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Last Shot by John Feinstein
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Oct 09, 2009

it was ok

When I first picked up this book, I expected it to be a book describing amazing shots and the on and off-court controversy of a basketball player. However, this book disappointed me because it was more of a mystery than a basketball novel. The author spent most of the book discussing what happens to Stevie Thomas and Susan Anderson, the main characters of the book. The two won a nationwide contest to attend the Final Four basketball game occurring in New Orleans, where they will be considered as working journalists. However, they overhear a shocking statement by a coach of one of the teams, and are suddenly intertwined in the mystery of their lives. To me, parts of the book seemed boring, and I thought that the author didn't do a very good job trying to combine basketball with mystery. It could have been better though, if he described it from player's point of view. Overall, I was disappointed because of the lack of basketball elements, but I think that this would be a good book to anyone who likes a nice mystery.

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ranya I thought the book was set up to be a mystery. I felt that the basketball part of the story is just to set the setting up

Terrance Thornton I agree with you in that I thought the book was about amazing shots. I was very surprised when it became a mystery. I on the other hand was thrilled by the mystery so there I have to disagree with you. The mystery part of this book in my opinion captures your attention more than any basketball game could. I am glad the author put so much detail into the mystery. This book was far from boring in my opinion because when Stevie and Susan over hear the conversation about throwing the game, I couldn't put the book down until I knew what was going to happen. The author did an amazing job of combining basketball with a mystery. I will agree that there could have been a little more detail in the basketball games but the book was still amazing.

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