June 27, 2009
Airball: My LIfe in Briefs - by L. D. Harkrader
This is a very nice story about Kirby, a kid who stinks at basketball, but wants to join the team to find out who his father is (makes sense once you start reading). It's funny writing too, kind of like Regular Guy by Sarah Weeks, but with a sports theme. It's kind of like Travel Team because a bunch of losers end up improving at basketball, but this book is shorter and has less actual basketball action. That's one thing I would change about the book: Add more on-court action! Otherwise, it has a good plot, interesting characters, a bit of mystery, scary cafeteria food, and a happy, surprising ending. If you like basketball or sports in general, funny school stories, or realistic fiction with happy endings, give this a try.