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A powerful novel about friendship, basketball, and one teen's mission to create a better life for his family in the tradition of Jason Reynolds, Matt de la Pena, and Walter Dean Myers.     Bunny and Nasir have been best friends forever, but when Bunny accepts an athletic scholarship across town, Nasir feels betrayed. While Bunny tries to fit in with his new, privileged peeA powerful novel about friendship, basketball, and one teen's mission to create a better life for his family in the tradition of Jason Reynolds, Matt de la Pena, and Walter Dean Myers.     Bunny and Nasir have been best friends forever, but when Bunny accepts an athletic scholarship across town, Nasir feels betrayed. While Bunny tries to fit in with his new, privileged peers, Nasir spends more time with his cousin, Wallace, who is being evicted. Nasir can't help but wonder why the neighborhood is falling over itself to help Bunny when Wallace is in trouble.When Wallace makes a bet against Bunny, Nasir is faced with an impossible decision—maybe a dangerous one.Told from alternating perspectives, After the Shot Drops is a heart-pounding story about the responsibilities of great talent and the importance of compassion....

Title : After The Shot Drops
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ISBN : 9781328476876
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 336 Pages
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After The Shot Drops Reviews

  • Randy
    2019-05-16 10:32

    Hey, I wrote this book, too!

  • Kelly Gilbert
    2019-04-30 09:46

    A gripping, heart-pounding story with incredible characters who were complex and funny and heartbreaking and real. I wanted to underline so many lines, and I wanted to stay in Bunny and Nasir's world forever. Suspenseful, powerful, complicated and deeply moving.

  • Bee {Quite the Novel Idea}
    2019-05-08 04:49

    I want it. I want it noooow.

  • Parker Peevyhouse
    2019-05-25 11:29

    A gripping book about friends figuring out what they owe each other. What do you do when a friend makes it big and leaves you behind? How do you help a friend who keeps getting himself deeper and deeper into trouble? This story wrestles with these questions in such realistic and heartbreaking ways. Plus, wow is there a lot of basketball talk and some seriously in-depth game descriptions!I really appreciated the dilemmas these characters faced: how to find a way to fund their education, what to do for friends who are facing eviction, when to look out for their own needs and dreams and when to sacrifice for someone else... I'll be worrying about the fate of these characters for a long time. I can't wait for everyone to discover how good this book is.

  • Dee Price
    2019-05-01 09:45

    Bunny and Nasir have been best friends and teammates forever but when Bunny gets an opportunity to play at a better school, Nasir feels left behind. Bunny tries hard to hold on to the friendship but Nasir's new crown and a shocking turn of events may shatter their bond forever.This fast-paced and realistic story was a compelling read from start to finish.I received this book an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Shelly
    2019-05-08 06:47

    I wasn't sure what to expect with this one but I really liked it. After the Shot Drops had a slow beginning but compelling characters that definitely made some elements of the plot worth the wait. I loved Bunny and Nasir and their complicated friendship is something that I don't read in YA often. Full review to come!

  • Dawn Ferencz
    2019-05-25 05:47

    I thought this book was beautifully constructed, and the characters, their families, and their dreams were fully fleshed out. I also loved that while Nasir and Bunny are not perfect, they are kind souls.

  • Kathy
    2019-05-03 03:53

    Excellent! Lots of basketball, friendship, family and much more in this book.

  • Tara
    2019-05-01 06:46

    Reminded me a little of Black and White (Volponi) with the alternating perspectives, best friends, basketball. Will appeal to the same readers.

  • Dan
    2019-05-22 11:34

    More thoughts soon

  • Jaclyn Zarrella
    2019-05-05 04:31

    Powerful story about friendship and belonging. Wonderful storytelling through two perspectives!

  • Ms. Yingling
    2019-04-25 03:59

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus

  • Sam Fisher
    2019-05-15 04:43

    Fisher, SamAfter the Shot Drops Review Randy Ribay’s After the Shot Drops is engrossing and enjoyable, but it is not without a few flaws. The books follows two main characters, Nasir and Bunny, who live in the low-income area of Philadelphia in the present day. The book follows Nasir and Bunny’s relationship after Bunny switches to a private school to further his basketball career, leaving his best friend feeling ignored. The book switches between both character’s point of view to understand their relationship and opinions of each other. Throughout the whole book, we see both characters struggle with money, loyalty, and their future when trying to see where their ties are in the world. The strongest area in After the Shot Drops is its characters. Nasir and Bunny’s views of each other are fleshed, and so is there struggles in everyday life. When we learn about Nasir’s resentment towards Bunny, we understand his viewpoint, as he used to be Bunny’s best friend until Bunny switched schools without his knowledge. We understand the impact this would have on his character as their relationship is given through backstory of how they played together as kids on the basketball court. None of the characters’ actions seem out of place when they have a crossroad of what to do in the plot. When Bunny tries to reconnect with Nasir by going to his house, it is understandable action because he misses his friend as there is no one like him at his new school. The writing in the story is a little simple for my taste, but I understand that I may be higher than its demographic’s reading level.Though that may be the case, my main issue of the book comes from how direct the writing is. Little information about characters is told indirectly but mainly through the character or someone else telling you this information directly. This type of writing can lead the reader to feel that a character said something not because it was felt, but because the Author wanted to convey a message. For example, in the beginning of the story we learn about Bunny’s relationship with his father, and instead of learning about their relationship through subtleties of dialogue, we learn this information through Bunny talking directly to the reader, even giving a metaphor. This kind of storytelling could take me out of the character’s life and make me feel like ideas were being yelled at me rather than being shown. Then again. This writing style may be on purpose for lower-reading levels. Another thing I feel this book excels at is conveying truths about real life, not in the way shown above. The book paints a clear picture of what it is like to struggle day-to-day to pay the rent and prosper in low-income areas of America. The book also lets readers understand the struggles of living as a black person in America who is struggling to face the economic and political discrimination in his life. This is shown in how Bunny acts around his white peers in the new private school or when he finds outs about something changing in a community's business (can’t specify as I would like not to spoil). Also, the story makes these characters understand what it's like to live with these issues in their life, giving important revelations to these characters throughout there arcs. Overall, I would have to give Ribay’s After the Shot Drops a 4 out of 5 stars as it conveys important messages about life in America, has superb characters with a plot that supports their arcs, but can struggle with how to convey suddlty in the points it wants to make.

  • Alicia
    2019-05-05 10:57

    Reviewing for professional magazine, see review there.

  • Jessica Taylor
    2019-05-17 04:36

    I can't wait to read this!