01 April 2018

After the Shot Drops; Randy Ribay

After the Shot DropsAfter the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Going to a private school can lead to a disruption on friendships no matter the reason for changing schools, but in this case it's not just the idea that Bunny has going to the "rich" school that upsets Nasir, it's also that he's left their basketball team for a better funded one, which will kill any chances they have of winning any game. It's the loss of both that upsets him. For Bonny, it's the opportunity to possibly get seen by scouts and into a good school, but life at the school isn't easy and he does miss Nas' friendship.

This is less a book about basketball than it is about friendship and what one friend will do for another, even when it appears that the friendship isn't going to survive a change (like transferring to another school). Neither Bunny nor Nas are one note characters, they feel very real and complicated. What's equally wonderful is that the girls are just as real, just as complicated.

ARC provided by publisher.

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