Tuesday, May 01, 2018

#BookTour: Hooper by @geoffherbach #Giveaway @Jeanbooknerd

About the Book:

From Geoff Herbach, the critically acclaimed author of the Stupid Fast series, comes a compelling new YA novel about basketball, prejudice, privilege, and family, perfect for fans of Jordan Sonnenblick, Andrew Smith, and Matt de la Peña.

For Adam Reed, basketball is a passport. Adam’s basketball skills have taken him from an orphanage in Poland to a loving adoptive mother in Minnesota. When he’s tapped to play on a select AAU team along with some of the best players in the state, it just confirms that basketball is his ticket to the good life: to new friendships, to the girl of his dreams, to a better future.

But life is more complicated off the court. When an incident with the police threatens to break apart the bonds Adam’s finally formed after a lifetime of struggle, he must make an impossible choice between his new family and the sport that’s given him everything.

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Recommended Age: Young Adult 
Genre: Sports
How I Acquired this book: Author
Overall rating: ★★★★★
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About the Author:
Geoff Herbach is the author of Hooper and the award-winning Stupid Fast series, as well as Fat Boy vs. the Cheerleaders. His books have been given the Cybils Award for Best Young Adult Fiction and the Minnesota Book Award, selected for the Junior Library Guild, and listed among the year’s best by the American Library Association, the American Booksellers Association, and many state library associations. In the past, he produced radio comedy shows and toured rock clubs telling weird stories. Geoff teaches creative writing at Minnesota State University, Mankato. He lives in a log cabin with a tall wife. You can find him online at www.geoffherbach.com.
WEBSITE: https://www.geoffherbach.com/
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1234979.Geoff_Herbach
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/geoff.herbach

Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: Its more than basketball! 

Check out author's other books? Yes
Recommend this book? Yes

Notes and Opinions: This was pretty interesting I received a package in the mail from UPS and Amazon and thought it was one of the three books that I had ordered a few days before. But to my surprise, this book showed up. With no note. So I am not sure even know who sent it to me.  But thanks to whoever did because this book was great.  I then realized it was for a tour lol oops. Well glad I figured it out because this was a great book! 

In this coming of age book, we find everything from family issues, being profiled and more. It was a real eye-opener about how people are treated and how you should treat others.  I really enjoyed the basketball aspect of it even though I am not someone who follows sports. This is a book that would get boys to read.  It makes you feel and wonder what is going to happen along with loving the characters and the story as a whole. 

No words can fully make you understand how amazingly magic this book is. If you haven't read it you should asap!! 

Go Into This One Knowing: More than perfect. 

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