Then they finished the season on a 3-0 run beating Hansborough, Hartford, and Scotford. Danny made his move down the middle and once agin he got double teamed. Overall the book was great and really made basketball fun and brought the sport to me in a different perspective. Danny finds out there are tryouts for the travel basketball team and wants to join, all he does is practice till it gets to dark and his parents tell him to come in for the night. But throngs hard work they become good. Because of the made up characters and the made up plot.
His teammates put Danny on their shoulders. The first problem that Danny has is that he is short for his age, not only that but his biggest problem is that he did not make the middle school travel basketball team and he is upset about that. That is why I only gave this book 3 stars. It also shows him balancing academics and a social life. The Vikings started out with a really rough season losing a lot of games, but something tragic happened. Some even embrace their own struggle, which brings a challenge to something they are passionate about.
I highly recommend this book to everyone, especially if you love basketball. The Warriors haven't been in the lead since Danny's first basket that made it 2-0. Even though his mother and father are divorced they came together to help their son. Basketball at camp was going to be like real ball. They did not have enough players, and he was having a hard time finding more.
His parents are divorced because his dad was at a bar and got drunk and When I read the book Travel Team by: Mike Lupica I was shocked because it was best book I have ever read. He was wide open for an instant until Da-Rod came over. His dad decided to create his own team, with all the other players who didn't make the cut for the Vikings. Danny's friend Ty Ross came back into the game for the fourth quarter and as soon as he did, Danny set him up for three straight baskets. Mike Lupica is one of the most prominent sports writers in America. This book is about a young basketball player named Danny Walker.
He became the youngest columnist ever at a New York paper with the New York Daily News, which he joined in 1977. Also, he has a little light on top of the house shining on the basket so he can see at night. He is the best player at his school St. Also being another sports book, I enjoyed reading it throughout the night. Mike Lupica does an excellent job of connecting the story with real life incidents that anyone might face and basketball. Towards the end of the game, the game came down to this, Vikings 37, Warriors 33. With the enjoyment of basketball I stumbled upon this book in class and thought it was interesting.
The only aspect of this book that I believed needed some work was the author's vocabulary. I would say if you do play basketball then you would like this book more than I do. I've read a lot of books by him, and he is by far my favorite author. This was definitely the least interesting part of the book. Despite his anger and discouragement, he is able to coach the Warriors, and he is overjoyed by this. His knees were completely shot, he said, swelling up with new sprains all the time. In the story, Danny Walker, the main character, gets cut from the town travel team because he is too short.
They then won a couple of games and eventually made playoffs. For fans of The Bad News Bears, Hoosiers, the Mighty Ducks, and Mike Lupica's other New York Times bestselling novels Heat, The Underdogs, and Million-Dollar Throw, here is a book that proves that when the game knocks you down, champions stand tall. It didn't matter where he was or who he was playing with, he was always the last one on the court. How he had been put in the front row, front and center of every class picture taken. He is also known as one of the best basketball players in his school, Middletown. Sometimes I would find myself lost and 50 pages later I would come back. Off the court Danny's dad was the coach, but on the court Danny was.
It kept me entertained the entire time I read in a good way. A vocabulary list featuring 100 words every high school graduate should know words selected by the editors of the american heritager dictionaries published by houghton mifflin harcourt publishing company. After This book is about a young basketball player named Danny Walker. His dad does not live with Danny and his mom. He plays it everyday in his driveway. He's written Summer Ball, Travel Team, Miracle on 49th Street, Heat, The Big Field, the million dollar throw, the million dollar strike, the million dollar throw, the million dollar shot, and the Comeback Kids series, which cons … ists of Two Minute Drill, Hot Hand, Long Shot, and Safe at Home.