Life, Love and the Pursuit of Free Throws

About the book: Josie loves hottie Ethan Lancaster, the captain of the basketball team, but she never can do or say the right thing in front of him. So how can it be fair that Ethan is only interested in her best friend, Cami, when Cami isn’t even trying for his affection? Or is she? 

Cami dreams of winning her basketball team’s coveted MVP award, and earning the chance to take the court during a special halftime demonstration with WNBA star Rebecca Lobo, but her best friend, Josie, is a better player. So how can it be fair that Josie is a shoo-in for the honor if she is barely interested in basketball in the first place and isn’t even trying to be the best? Or is she? 

Told from two points of view, this novel of freshman life, love, and the pursuit of free throws displays the same delightful humor as Janette Rallison's other comedies.

My review: This book is cute. I liked the way that it shows the ups and downs of young girls in high school. I thought that Janette Rallison did a great job of really getting into the head of young girls and showing how they really feel conflicted sometimes. I also thought that she did a great job with showing just how insecure these girls can really feel. It reminds me that sometimes it seems easy to see just what's going on in someone's life and think that everything is perfect for that person, but we really can't see what they are feeling and we can't know everything that they are going through.

The plot of this one was cute, it's written for a high school audience, but the plot was well done enough that even adults will enjoy reading it. I love Janette Rallison's books, and this book is one that her fans will enjoy reading again and again!

I was able to get a free copy of this book as one of Amazon's deals of the day.

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