Thursday, October 16, 2014

Star of the Team ~ Spotlight


MG contemporary


A girl.

A dream.

An accident.

A dream shattered.

Eleven-year-old Kate Taylor dreams of being the star of her basketball team, Angels. When Kate’s tooth is knocked out at one of the games and her mother, who is also her coach, says she can’t play until the tooth the dentist replants heals, Kate’s dreams are in jeopardy. Add Emily, the new girl at school who claims she’s the best, and Kate faces a challenge to prove that she is the star.

Will Kate succeed? Or will Emily ruin Kate’s plans?


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My Review

Kate’s main passion is basketball. She has big dreams of being the star of her middle-school team, however when an unfortunate mishap comes her way her dreams are halted. Kate becomes downhearted and frustrated but she doesn’t stay down for long. An unwavering spirit, Kate won’t give up. She is determined to figure out a way to get back into the swing of things.  

All I can say is that by the way this book was written, author, Ms. Beverly Stowe McClure, must have played basketball, coached it or at least been involved with the sport. Her knowledge of the game, including the tweens' camaraderie and conflicts, makes the story entertaining and believable.

Star of the Team is a fast paced, fun read, dealing with the ups and downs in a young, athletic girl's life. From peer pressure, wondering where to fit in, having a fiery passion, an unquenchable spirit, all the while dealing with family problems, this read has something for every age-group to relate to.

Bev’s Bio:

Most of the time, you’ll find Beverly in front of her computer, writing the stories little voices whisper in her ear. When she’s not writing, she takes long walks and snaps pictures of clouds, wild flowers, birds and deer. To some of her friends, she is affectionately known as the “Bug Lady” because she rescues butterflies, moths, walking sticks, and praying mantis from her cats.

For twenty-two years Beverly taught children in grades two through five how to read and write. They taught her patience. Now, she teaches a women’s Sunday school class at her church. To relax she plays the piano. Her cats don’t appreciate good music and run and hide when she tickles the ivories.


1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the spotlight, Victoria. Kate thanks you too. :)