Summer Ball by Mike Lupica

Genre: Sports Fiction

Age Level: 12 and up

# of Pages: 244 p.

RAC Book: Yes

In this sequel to Travel Team Danny Walker and his friends go to a summer camp to play basketball for the summer. Danny is nervous from the start because even though their travel team ended up winning the championship there are always people who want to knock you down. When he arrives at the camp he learns that his name was left off the bunk list and he has to room with the younger kids. He takes this news surprisingly well considering the fact that he has issues with people thinking he is younger than he is due to his height. The rival from the championship game, Rasheed, is at camp and they are placed on the same team. Early on in the camp Danny learns that Rasheed and their team coach believe Danny has no place on a basketball court.

Danny Walker has many obstacles in this book considering his success in the previous one. The degree to which his coach dislikes him is amazing considering his ill treatment of Danny begins almost immediately. As Danny struggles with confidence, bullies, and even a homesick younger roommate he considers some drastic measures for escaping but ends up fighting his battles whether her wants to or not. The sports action is as good as ever in this book and fans of sports fiction will enjoy it. The fact that not everyone comes around to Danny’s way of thinking is a good reminder to readers that you will never get along with everyone and you just have to make the best of it. A good sports read.

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7 Responses to “Summer Ball by Mike Lupica”


  1. 1 Andrew Cordero November 19, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    This book has to be like the best book I have ever read! I recommend this book to all people!

  2. 2 Ace March 11, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    just wanted to let all my fellas know you gotta read this book alright bye

  3. 3 diego April 18, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    i think that the book is amazing

  4. 4 Anonymous October 12, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Best book ive ever read and ive read a lot of books

  5. 5 Nick February 16, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    i read this book as a report and i abosuloutely loved it. sports is my life and i love them more then anything

  6. 6 horsenut2319 February 16, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Love the book! A must read for all sports lovers.

  7. 7 jimmy johns March 7, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    this book is horrible jk loved it!


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