September 12, 2006
Last Shot - by John Feinstein
Basketball lovers and NCAA fans, here's your new favorite book. Set at the NCAA finals tournament, this mystery focuses on two teenage writers who have been chosen by Sports Illustrated to be sports writers for the weekend, and follows them as they rush to solve a crime they learned about by accident. This story is very realistic, is a true mystery, and gives the reader a great inside view of college basketball. If you love reading the sports section and realistic mystery novels, you really need to pick up a copy of sports writer John Feinstein's Last Shot. I don't really care for college basketball one way or the other, but this book had me hooked from the very beginning, and I simply couldn't put it down. The writing is fresh and funny, and the characters are so believable you'll think you've known them for years. Some of the concepts are a bit advanced, targeted for ages 10 and up, so keep that in mind.