From the #1 bestselling author of HeatTravel Team and Million-Dollar Throw comes a feel-good basketball tale reminiscent of The Blind Side.

Forced to live on his own after his mom dies and her boyfriend abandons him, 12-year-old Jayson does whatever it takes to get by. He will do anything to avoid the foster care system. Besides, his real home has always been the beat-up basketball court behind the projects in the North Carolina hills, and his family has always been his friends and teammates. He manages to get away with his deception until the day he gets caught stealing a new pair of basketball sneakers. Game over. Within a day a social worker places him with a family from the other side of town, the Lawtons. New home, new school, new teammates.Jayson, at first, is combatative, testing the Lawtons' patience at every turn. He wants out, yet the Lawtons refuse to take the bait. But not everyone in Jayson's new life is so ready to trust him--and even Jayson's old friends give him a hard time now that he's attending a school full of rich kids. It's on Jayson to believe that he deserves a better life than the one he once had. The ultimate prize if he can? A trip to play in the state finals at Cameron Indoor Stadium–home to the Duke Blue Devils and launching pad to his dream of playing bigtime college ball. Getting there will be a journey that reaches far beyond the basketball court.

In the tradition of uplifting stories like The Blind Side, Fast Break has all the family-friendly sports action Mike Lupica has become known and loved for.

Praise for Fast Break

"Eager fans will find this a slam-dunk. A must-purchase."–Booklist

"Lupica's announcer-like delivery will have you breathless, on the edge of your seat, cheering."–Florida Times-Union

"Fast Break is the perfect middle-grade read for fans of basketball. With so much attention to detail in each game, readers are practically with the characters on the court. Lupica has done it again."–VOYA 

 


Genre: Children's Fiction

Used availability for Mike Lupica's Fast Break

Hardback Editions

August 2016 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Fast Break (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Mike Lupica
ISBN: 0-606-39313-7 / 978-0-606-39313-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
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November 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Fast Break
Author(s): Mike Lupica
ISBN: 0-399-25606-7 / 978-0-399-25606-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Philomel Books
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January 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: Fast Break
Author(s): Mike Lupica
ISBN: 0-14-754227-8 / 978-0-14-754227-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Philomel Books
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Paperback Editions

August 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fast Break
Author(s): Mike Lupica
ISBN: 1-101-99783-4 / 978-1-101-99783-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Puffin Books
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Audio Editions

November 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Fast Break
Author(s): Mike Lupica
ISBN: 1-101-92581-7 / 978-1-101-92581-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
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November 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Fast Break
Author(s): Mike Lupica
Publisher: Listening Library
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November 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Fast Break
Author(s): Mike Lupica
Publisher: Listening Library
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Kindle Editions

November 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Fast Break
Author(s): Mike Lupica
Publisher: Philomel Books
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