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eBook Players ePub

by Joyce Sweeney

  • ISBN: 0761452362
  • Category: Literature and Fiction
  • Subcategory: Teens
  • Author: Joyce Sweeney
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Skyscape; Reprint edition (August 30, 2013)
  • Pages: 226
  • ePub book: 1341 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1469 kb
  • Other: docx lrf txt lrf
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 203

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Joyce Sweeney certainly knows how to keep the reader engaged. Joyce Sweeney makes it clear that loving to win is important, but she created characters who knew it was more.

Joyce Sweeney certainly knows how to keep the reader engaged. Loving and caring about each other made them a winning team.

Corey’s high school basketball team begins the season poised for the all-city championship, and when Noah joins the team, the title really seems to be in reach.

Eighteen-year-old Corey sees a threat to his dream of winning the basketball championship when he discovers that the new player on his team is a girl-stealing, friend-framing, team-destroying force of evil.

Players By Joyce Sweeney. The book players is a book about a basketball team the st. Philips badgers. The main character senior Corey Brennan is looking for someone to feel graduated senior Robbie who played center. The plot of the book is for the varsity player and team captain Corey Brennan to win the Miami all city trophy In the championships. Setting in the book is in a pretty small town. With a varsity team that needs a fill Players By Joyce Sweeney.

Joyce Sweeney is the author of fourteen books for young adults. Her novel Center Line won the first-annual Delacorte Press Prize for a First Young Adult Novel. Many of Sweeney’s works have appeared on the American Library Association’s Best Books for Young Adults list. Her novel Shadow won the Nevada Young Readers’ Award in 1997, and Players was chosen by Booklist as a Top 10 Sports Book for Youth and by Working Mother magazine as a Top Ten for Tweens

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Critically acclaimed author Joyce Sweeney's books have been chosen as Best Books for Young Adults (ALA), Best .

Critically acclaimed author Joyce Sweeney's books have been chosen as Best Books for Young Adults (ALA), Best Books for the Teen Age (NYPL), Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers (ALA), and as Top Ten Sports Books (Booklist). An honest, warm, and funny novel, Headlock will make wrestling fans of the skeptical, and Joyce Sweeney fans of everyone.

JOYCE SWEENEY is the author of more than a dozen novels for young adults, including the highly praised Headlock and The Guardian. She lives in Coral Springs, Florida,with her husband, Jay, and her cat, Phantom. MACMILLAN NEWSLETTER. Author on the Web. Joyce Sweeney. Joyce Sweeney Holt Books for Young Readers Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). About the Author: Joyce Sweeney has written many novels for young adults, including Takedown and Waiting for June. She teaches creative writing and has also published poems, short stories, and articles in a variety of magazines.

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Corey’s high school basketball team begins the season poised for the all-city championship, and when Noah joins the team, the title really seems to be in reach. But then a series of tragic circumstances begins to knock players off the team. Corey believes it’s more than just coincidence, and all signs point toward Noah and his unflinching ambition to be the star. Can Corey overcome his own weaknesses and save his team from sabotage? Or will he be the next target?

Comments

Zacki Zacki
I thought Ms. Sweeney did a great job of holding my interest by keeping the story moving forward. I worked in sports for many years and also thought she touched on some great aspects of a team and each player's individuality within a team. The fact that she made Corey, the protagonist, a sensitive softy (in many respects) and not a jock star player in the stereotypical sense was refreshing. There is a scene (I don't want to spoil it) where I, as the reader, knew what Corey was up to, but the antagonist, Noah, did not. She did a beautiful job of building Noah's character until that point (e.g., relaying his ego) so that the scene (e.g., Noah's cluelessness as to what Corey was up to) was believable. I was glued to the pages for the conclusion. Lots of tension and some good action. I was curious to know how the final showdown between Corey and Noah affected the other characters. And the author shared this with us in a natural way as a part of the main story, not as an epilogue. That was quite well done.
Arashilkis Arashilkis
Great suspense and humor!
Wrathmaster Wrathmaster
To say this book is a page-turner would be an understatement. Set in a Catholic high school, the basketball team is determined to win the Miami All-City trophy. What should be an easy task, suddenly seems unattainable when new kid Noah is added to the roster. His moves are good, but his intentions aren't. After all, basketball isn't a one man show. When mysterious things begin to happen to his teammates--tampered medications, a gun in a locker, and the sudden departure of a key player--team captain, Corey, is the last to realize that Noah is behind it all. The book will keep you hooked up until the final buzzer, when Noah's launches a last ditch effort to get back at the squad. Joyce Sweeney certainly knows how to keep the reader engaged.
--Reviewed By Kerry O'Malley Cerra
Camper Camper
A fast-paced story with a genre of its own: Coming-of-Age Sports Mystery. How can a perfect year begin with disaster following disaster for the St. Phillip’s HS basketball team? How can Corey Brennan pull the team together using their strengths and weaknesses to win? Joyce Sweeney makes it clear that loving to win is important, but she created characters who knew it was more. Loving and caring about each other made them a winning team.
It's so easy It's so easy
. . . to enjoy this book. But if you are one, you'll like it even better. When Noah, a transfer from another school, tries out for the Corey's school team, he seems like a dream come true -- a high scorer to complete the roster and help them win the championship. But Corey's best friend, Luke, suspects there's more to Noah than that. And by the time Corey begins to realize that Luke may be right, it may be too late to save the team . . . and Luke. Diabolical Noah is a great character -- just when you think he couldn't be any more horrible, he tops himself! But just as important are the relationships between the team members. And readers will find sinister plots, setups, and car chases enough to keep them turning pages until it's over. I read it in one night! Bet you will too. Also, check out Sweeney's Free Fall, for the same kind of exciting story.
Shazel Shazel
Even though I'm not a sports fan, I couldn't put down PLAYERS. It's full of action than never let me down and suspense that kept me reading long past bedtime. It's also funny. I laughed at the jibes, the selfish older sister, and her messed-up wedding.
When I was in high school, a long time ago I'll admit, there were four groups of boys: jocks, brains, [drug users], and everybody else. I was a brain. After reading PLAYERS, I understand the down-side of being a jock--the pressure to win, the fear of injury, being passed over, and jealously.
If you're a jock, you'll identify with Corey, the team captain, bravely struggling to win on the court and off. If not, you'll develop more compassion for the "cool" jocks. Even though they enjoy the pleasure of being able to have any girl they want, their lives probably aren't any better than your own. Read PLAYERS and see if you agree.
The ending is the best part of the book. I couldn't read it fast enough. You won't believe what the bad kid does.