How Lamar's Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy by Crystal Allen

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Thirteen-year-old Lamar Washington is the maddest, baddest, most spectacular bowler at Striker's Bowling Paradise. But while Lamar's a whiz at rolling strikes, he always strikes out with girls. And his brother, Xavier the Basketball Savior, is no help. Xavier earns trophy after trophy on the basketball court and soaks up Dad's attention, leaving no room for Lamar's problems.

Until bad boy Billy Jenks convinces Lamar that hustling at the alley will help him win his dream girl, plus earn him enough money to buy an expensive pro ball and impress celebrity bowler Bubba Sanders. But when Billy's scheme goes awry, Lamar ends up ruining his brother's shot at college and every relationship in his life. Can Lamar figure out how to mend his broken ties, no matter what the cost?

From debut author Crystal Allen comes an unforgettable story of one boy's struggle to win his family's respect and get the girl of his dreams while playing the sport he loves.

 

About Crystal Allen

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Crystal Allen is the author of How Lamar's Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy, which was named to the Florida Sunshine State Award master list, was a Junior Library Guild selection, and received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. The Laura Line is her second novel. She currently lives in Sugar Land, TX, with her husband, Reggie, and two sons, Phillip and Joshua. You can visit her online at crystalallenbooks.com.
 
Published February 22, 2011 by Balzer + Bray. 293 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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Sucked into "business" with a crooked classmate, bowling fanatic Lamar Washington makes good money faking his skills, but when a disruptive prank reveals his new friend Billy’s duplicity, he realizes how wrong it was to aim to be “the smoothest baddest dude” in Coffin, Ind.

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Lamar's father lavishes much of his attention on Lamar's older brother, "Xavier the Basketball Savior," and after Xavier, who has stopped taking his anger medication, beats up Lamar, Lamar retaliates by pulling the fire alarm at Xavier's big game.

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The consequences for Lamar's bad prank are very real, and as Lamar suffers, the whole community suffers as well.

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