The humorous and heartwarming debut novel by Magnificent Mya Tibbs author Crystal Allen about one boy’s abiding love of bowling and his struggle to emerge from the shadow of his basketball star brother—now with a fresh new cover look!
Thirteen-year-old Lamar Washington is the maddest, baddest bowler at Striker’s Bowling Paradise. But while Lamar’s a whiz at rolling strikes, he always strikes out with girls. And Lamar’s brother, Xavier the Basketball Savior, is no help. Xavier earns trophy after trophy on the basketball court and soaks up Dad’s attention, leaving no room for Lamar’s problems.
Until bad boy Billy Jenks convinces Lamar that hustling will help him win his dream girl, plus earn him enough money to buy an expensive pro ball and impress bowler Bubba Sanders. But when one of Billy’s schemes goes awry, Lamar ends up damaging every relationship in his life. Can Lamar figure out how to mend his broken ties, no matter what the cost?
*Reprint from original release in 2011
ISBN/EAN: 0063234467 / 9780063234468
Publisher: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Publish Date: December 05, 2023
Target Age: 8-12