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Transcript of Night Hoops
Took place in about 2000's
While trying to prove that he is good enough to be on his high school's varsity basketball team, Nick must also deal with his parents' divorce and the erratic behavior of a troubled classmate who lives across the street.
Nick: Main character
Coming of Age
"SOMETIMES LIFE ON THE COURT CAN BE JUST AS IMPORTANT AS LIFE OFF THE COURT." Front Cover of Book
By Carl Deuker
Takes place somewhee in the state of Wahington, it mainly takes place in his house and at school.
Mom: Mom of Nick
Trent:Faces hardships Nick's neighbor
Scott: Nick's Brother
Zack: Trent's brother
Nick's coming of age is that he started to things on his own, by his dad divorcing Nick's mom, he must learn to do things by himself and take care of his own problems even off the court as well as on the court.
"There are moments in ourlives when you know you've got go in one direction or another" Page 117
The theme of this book is teamwork. Nick and his team have to overcome their likings and disliking and learn to work together as a team
Deuker, Carl. Night Hoops.
New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company,2000
In this book, a kid named Nick Abbot loved to play basketball but he lived in a neighborhood that was very poor and couldn’t afford to have the best hoops at their park. So, his dad built him a court in his backyard so he could play on it. Nick wanted to be the best basketball player that he could become so every day he practiced on that hoop. For a while he didn’t play because he experienced some bad times like his parents getting a divorce and he started to hang out with the wrong people. Then suddenly his nieghbor Trent starts playing basketball with him and slowly the relize what imitading duo they can become both off and on the court.