Basketball is a passport. For Adam Reed, this means basketball can take him anywhere. Before basketball, Adam moved from Poland to the United States. Adam's mom died, and his father left him. His adoptive mom, Renata, brought him to Minnesota, where his only friend is Barry Roland, and where Kase Kinshaw calls him the Refugee. Adam does not like to talk about his life before basketball-it gives him nightmares, an inky blackness chasing him in his dreams.
On the court is where Adam finds happiness. Because of basketball, he meets Carli Anderson, who smells like honey and shoots a basketball with feathery fingertips. When Adam is invited to join a select AAU team, with all-stars like Devin Mitchell and Khalil Williams, everything changes. And Adam finds what he's always wanted: a family.
This great new life, though, is more complicated. Like so many times before, Adam sees how easy it is to lose what you love. After an off-court incident threatens Adam's basketball career-and his new family-he must decide what matters to him most. Fall 2018 Complete Trade Catalog
Age Range: From 13 to 0
Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books, February 2018
Product Dimensions: 8.3 L × 5.5 W × 1.1 H
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