Josh and Jordan Bell are identical twin basketball phenoms, ruling their 8th grade team. They are following in the footsteps of their father, a former professional basketball player, their hero and role model. Josh’s life has always been simple – basketball and family – but things are changing. Jordan starts spending most of his free time with a girl instead of with Josh on the court. Tension continues to arise between Josh’s parents over mysterious health concerns that are not shared with the twins. Josh funnels all of his frustration and confusion into his game, but begins to realize that basketball may not be the answer to every question.
Why It's Worth Reading:
Josh shares his passion for basketball and love of his family in short, verse chapters that are engaging and compelling and will draw in even reluctant readers. The basketball descriptions are realistic and regular. The characters are interesting and diverse, and the chapters are so quick and short - you just fly through the pages. If you like Walter Dean Myers, you will love The Crossover.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
PublicationDate: March 18, 2014
Awards/Lists: Featured on the Bookends blog
Does our library have it? Yes!