The Sixth Man (The Triple Threat, 2) (Hardcover)

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The Sixth Man (The Triple Threat, 2) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 2 in the The Triple Threat series.

New York Times bestselling author John Feinstein delivers a hard-hitting account of prejudice and perseverance on the basketball court.
 
It’s basketball season. And for once, triple threat Alex Myers is not the one in the spotlight. There’s a new new guy in town, and Max Bellotti promises to turn the Lions’ losing streak around and lead the team to a conference title.
 
Alex is psyched, but some of the older guys on the team resent being benched in favor of an upstart freshman. Team morale is rocky at best. And when Max comes out as gay, not everyone takes the news in stride. Snide comments and cold shoulders escalate into heated protests and an out-and-out war with the school board.
 
While controversy swirls around them, the Lions have to decide: Will personal issues sink their season, or can they find a way to stand together as a team?
 
John Feinstein has been praised as “the best writer of sports books in America today” (The Boston Globe). This second installment in his Triple Threat series delivers action and intensity, and a look beyond the headlines of a hot-button topic in sports today.
JOHN FEINSTEIN is the author of many bestselling books, including A Season on the Brink and A Good Walk Spoiled. His books for young readers offer a winning combination of sports, action, and intrigue, with Last Shot receiving the Edgar Allan Poe Award for best young adult mystery of the year. He lives in Potomac, Maryland, and on Shelter Island, New York, with his family.
Product Details ISBN: 9780385753500
ISBN-10: 0385753500
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 4th, 2015
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: The Triple Threat
"Suspenseful and well-dramatized sports action scenes...Solidly drawn, both on and off the court." - Kirkus Reviews

“The realistic social situations are interspersed with sports strategy, practices, and
plenty of action. Fans will cheer for more of Alex’s story as he inches closer to spring and the dugout.” — Booklist