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Throwing Stones

Kristi Collier

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Can Andy live up to his brother's basketball legacy?
 
When Andy Soaring's older brother, Pete, died in World War I, Andy's life changed forever. Now, five years later, Andy is fourteen and beginning to feel the weight of his brother's legacy, especially when he holds Pete's basketball in his hands. Andy dreams of leading his high-school team to the Indiana state tournament, as his brother did before him. If only Andy could be a basketball star, maybe he could ease his parents' sadness, and, more important, feel like he truly belongs to his family. But when Andy lets pride get in the way--over a girl, no less--all bets are off.

Set against the backdrop of Prohibition, this stunning novel tells of one boy's search for answers--and the perfect free throw.

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Throwing Stones
Chapter One 
 
"You want to see a naked girl?""What?" I spun my head around so fast the muscle in my neck popped, sending shards of pain rocketing down my shooting arm. My best friend, Ham, smirked and sat against a boulder that flanked the edge of the abandoned quarry. He kicked his feet out in front of him and propped one bare foot on top of the other."I said ..." Ham paused, letting his words linger. He looked like he hadn't a care in the world, but he was sucking the life out of a blade of alfalfa grass. "Do you want to see a--""I heard you," I said quick
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  • Kristi Collier

  • Kristi Collier is the author of Jericho Walls. She lives in Bloomington, Indiana.
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