A dream shattered.
Eleven-year-old Kate Taylor dreams of being the star of her basketball team, Angels. When Kate’s tooth is knocked out at one of the games, and her mother, who is also her coach, says she can’t play until the tooth the dentist replants heals, Kate’s dreams are in jeopardy. Add Emily, the new girl in school who claims she’s the best, and Kate faces a challenge to prove that she is the star.
Will Kate succeed? Or will Emily ruin Kate’s plans?
What people are saying:
From Joe’s Book Reviews:
This novel is action-packed from the get-go. I think that Beverly Stowe McClure is half author, half sportscaster, and half star basketball player. (I hope you caught a little humor there.) But what I said is absolutely true. … Speaking of humor, that’s another quality of the book: it is laced with humor along the way to the championship game. And Kate struggles with staying true to her good values or being narrow-minded and negative. … There are lessons to be gathered from this novel. They reveal themselves in a subtle way as you read the book, lessons that I hope all my grandchildren know such as: life is a team sport.
From Darby Karchut:
As with all of McClure’s books, the characters are well-rounded and multi-layered. Kate, her family and friends, and even Emily, her enemy (or is she?) all portray typical pre-teen behavior, both enduring and frustrating. Simon, in particular, is a delight. I love his willingness to try new things, even if he isn’t very good at them – a great lesson for all of us.
From Literary Classics Book Awards & Reviews:
Author Beverly Stowe McClure continues to captivate young audiences with her book, Star of the Team, which speaks to girls on many levels. Her ability to portray the myriad of hopes, fears and frustrations of her young characters is a big part of what makes McClure an exceptional writer. Fans of McClure’s writing will not be disappointed with this book which will appeal to young readers, even those who may not follow basketball.
L. J. Bryant