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  • Setting
  • you ready to get whooped shorty?
  • Theme
  • I couldn't get over your looks 
  • "Summer Ball" by Mike Lupica is a realistic fiction about basketball camp
  • Text To Text Connection
  • Lets go! We won the tournament even though they said we couldn't.
  • The book takes place in Right Way Basketball Camp. Danny who is the smallest one there overcomes his adversity and beats Lamar in the camp championship. He does this by stealing the ball from him with 5 seconds to go.
  • Universal Conflict
  • I could play soccer, but I'm a basketball player
  • The realistic fiction novel, Summer Ball, by Mike Lupica reveals that there is always good in someone, you just have to get to know them and get over what they look like.
  • Mood
  • In the book, Fast Break, by Mike Lupica, the main character is very poor. He gets over this obstacle and carrys his team to win a huge state tournament at University of North Carolina. In both books, they overcome thier adversities to win a basketball tournament even thogh one is a lot more important. Both of the boys are doubted by others and have to prove that they can accomplish their goal even though they are poor or short.
  • The conflict in the book is man vs. man between Danny and his coach who do not like each other. Coach Powers is always getting on him and is unfair about his playing time. Danny has to prove that he deserves more by working as hard as he can to play the way his coach wants him to.
  • *Kicks ball*
  • Danny passed the ball between the defenses legs but his teammate wasn't looking and didn't catch it. Then, the coach got mad at Danny, but an NBA player came over and said good pass. This part made me feel happy and relieved because the coach stopped blaming it on him after that. The mood in this part was relieving because I started feeling bad for Danny because of his poor treatment from his coach. I felt so much better when the NBA player proved his coach wrong.
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