Hooper

Geoff Herbach (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$10.99  $10.11
Publisher
Katherine Tegen Books
Publish Date
August 13, 2019
Pages
352
Dimensions
5.2 X 8.0 X 0.9 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062453129

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About the Author

Wee Wisconsin boy, Geoff Herbach wanted to play for the Green Bay Packers or join The Three Stooges. His tight hamstrings left him only writing. Now he writes YA novels, including the award-winning Stupid Fast series, and teaches at Minnesota State, Mankato where he blows his students' minds with tales of football and comedy glory, none of which are true. Visit www.geoffherbach.com for more information about the author, his books, and much more.

Reviews

"Lessons on small-town politics and what it means to be a good friend abound in this well-plotted work."--Booklist
"Herbach's ability to expand the narrative from solid game play to confronting racial injustice is remarkable. No one here is perfect, and their failures make readers cringe yet root for success. Hoops and so much more."--Kirkus Reviews
"There's much to love in this sports tale. Fast-paced play-by-plays vividly depict the speed and beauty of the game. Adam's backstory is heartrending and with immigrant mistrust and nonviolent protests in the national spotlight, this is a timely and realistic teen drama and swish--nothin' but net."--School Library Journal
"This sports/school/domestic drama checks all the boxes. What could be another boilerplate basketball novel benefits from a tight cast of well developed secondary characters who surpass their expected stereotypes."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Funny, gut-wrenching, and spilling over with heart, Hooper is an uplifting breath of joy, and gives us all cause to be hopeful. I loved it!"--Andrew Smith, Michael L. Printz Honor and New York Times Bestselling author of Winger and Grasshopper Jungle
"Fresh, funny, thoughtful, subversive, and totally absorbing. Book of the year!"--Robert Lipsyte, Margaret A. Edwards award-winning author of The Contender
"Hooper is a slam dunk! A sports novel with incredible action and tons of heart. I challenge you not to fall in love with these terrific, flawed characters, and just try to put this one down once you start. Impossible."--Bill Konigsberg, Award-Winning Author of Honestly Ben
"Raw, funny, and deeply honest, Geoff Herbach gifts us a story about the messiness of life and the importance of talking about it--ultimately showing us how to not only trudge through it, but to soar."--Gae Polisner, author of In Sight of Stars and The Memory of Things
"Author Geoff Herbach has a remarkable ability to create characters who make us laugh and think, sometimes within the same sentence. Read Hooper and let your self be changed."--John Coy, author of Gap Life
"Geoff Herbach captures rural-urban rivalries and the challenges of finding a home."--Minneapolis Star Tribune