Game by Walter Dean Myers

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Drew Lawson knows basketball is taking him places. It has to, because his grades certainly aren't. But lately his plan has run squarely into a pick. Coach's new offense has made another player a star, and Drew won't let anyone disrespect his game. Just as his team makes the playoffs, Drew must come up with something big to save his fading college prospects. It's all up to Drew to find out just how deep his game really is.


About Walter Dean Myers

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Walter Dean Myers is the New York Times bestselling author of the first Michael L. Printz Award winner, Monster, and the current National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. He's been writing since he was a child, and he's now considered one of the preeminent authors for young people. He lives in Jersey City, New Jersey, with his family. You can visit him online at
Published January 21, 2009 by HarperTeen. 240 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Sports & Outdoors, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Drew Lawson is a basketball player in Harlem with “big-money dreams.” He’s not about gangs or running the streets, just ball, and he hopes he has more to him than those lost to the streets, enough to carry him to a Division I university and on to the NBA.

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But after Patti’s drug dealer/pimp threatens to chop off his limbs with a chain saw and leave him to “these four rabid badgers that I keep… in a shack,” he has second thoughts.

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“Hey,” says one, “want to play a game of horse?” setting the stage for a war of words in which the boys propose ever more improbable shots, taking the one-upmanship, swagger, and style inherent to the game to delirious extremes.

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The stage production of The Perfect Game is scheduled for performances in Bonita Springs, Florida, just south of Fort Myers February 21-23, 2013, in time to enjoy before March Madness - watch here for further information but mark calendars now.

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Having played both the Xbox 360 and Wii games, I think the Xbox version probably edges out as the better of the two, but playing on the Wii is much more fun, if only because you can wield your Wii remote as a neutrona wand and zap away.

Sep 17 2009 | Read Full Review of Game

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The Book Report NetworkSign up for our newsletters!High school senior Drew Lawson has dreams.

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Convinced that Jack faked his death, Jocelyn and Noah pair up to uncover the clues that will hopefully lead to Jack’s whereabouts.

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