This gives me a reminder when a kid was the 1 ranked in his class and challenged Michael Jordan. The doctors at camp believed it, and he could have left camp if he wanted to, but his passion for basketball and his true friendship held him back. Coach Powers had been picking on Danny and ruining his Summer. There is a camp called Right away where the best players in the Northeastern part of the U. This reminds me of my brother Chris. Trivia About Summer Ball. An example of an internal trait is when Danny was tempted to leave the camp. I would also recommend it to any sports fan because I feel like they would like this book.

I like to go into the mind of characters and fully know who they are and why they react to certain situations in that particular way they did and I can do that with Danny. Danny is entering summer after winning the biggest game of his life, so f I have always been a fan of sports books, especially by Mike Lupica. I think this book was really good, mainly because I luv sports books. To ask other readers questions about Summer Ball , please sign up. Preview — Summer Ball by Mike Lupica. Plot Summary The book starts with Danny getting into a fight with his best friend Tess, right before he goes away to summer camp with his friends. Also, summer season is court season, but until school gets out I needed something that would make me feel like I was apart of basketball.

He started off as a win all type of person and later changed to a don’t be a cocky person. Apr 18, Brendan rated it really liked it.


I have always been a fan of sports books, especially by Mike Lupica. Danny also meets his coach, Ed Powers, a tough former college coach who takes an immediate dislike to Danny. This study guide contains the following sections: Recommendation I would recommend this book to a lot of people. Also the book always puts you at the edge of your chair because you really want to know what happens next.

The reason I would also recommend it for wummer because it might inspire them to overcome the obstacles just like Danny had to do. Chapters 3 and 4. Chapters 7 and 8. Summsry trivia or quizzes yet. Bby 23 and Another theme in the story is to never give up that things can keep getting better. Copyrights Summer Ball from BookRags.

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He goes to a basketball camp for the summer with his friends. People who like getting through challenges. Richie had turned down their offer way early. But unfortunately for the guy This book was a pretty interesting book overall. If you are a basketball fan you will understand and like this book better than others.

Matt M Good to hear man. While they are there Tess convinces him not to leave.

He is not happy right away because he gets separated from his friends. His dad, being shorter than six foot and a former NBA star, told him to not worry about his height and if he plays all out then his height will not matter.

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My favorite part was probably when they played the final game and won. Everything Danny did was wrong.


Oct 02, Keanw rated it it was amazing Shelves: I would recommend this book to people who are in middle school, and to like this book you have to know a lot about basketball and if you don’t like basketball you also won’t like the book. His longevity at the top of his field is based on his experience and insider’s knowledge, coupled with a provocative presentation that takes an uncompromising look at the tumultuous world of professional sports.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Order our Summer Ball Study Guide. Danny was never a quitter, and he never will be.

Jun 02, Samuel added it. Richie’s basketball success came in spite of p,ot under 5’10” tall and this summer finds Danny worrying about his own short stature. Danny goes to a summer basketball camp but finds out he is the smallest usmmary there. I recommend this book to people who like sports. What could have been improved in the story was the pace of the story.

This is my favorite part because it shows how he is tough and can face obstacles that he will go through in life.