Last Shot by John Feinstein
A Final Four Mystery (Final Four Mysteries)

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New York Times bestselling sportswriter John Feinstein exposes the real “March Madness”—behind the scenes at the Final Four basketball tournament.
 
When Stevie wins a writing contest for aspiring sports journalists, his prize is a press pass to the Final Four in New Orleans. While exploring the Superdome, he overhears a plot to throw the championship game. With the help of fellow contest winner Susan Carol, Stevie has just 48 hours to figure out who is blackmailing one of the star players . . . and why.
 
John Feinstein has been praised as “the best writer of sports books in America today” (The Boston Globe), and he proves it again in this fast-paced novel.
 
“A page-turning thriller and a basketball junkie’s bonanza.” —USA Today


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About John Feinstein

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JOHN FEINSTEIN is the author of many bestselling books, including A Season on the Brink and A Good Walk Spoiled. His books for young readers offer a winning combination of sports, action, and intrigue, with Last Shot receiving the Edgar Allan Poe Award for best young adult mystery of the year. He lives in Potomac, Maryland, and Shelter Island, New York, with his family.
 
Published December 24, 2008 by Yearling. 258 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When Stevie Thomas wins a sports writing contest and gets to cover the Final Four college basketball championship in New Orleans, he knows it’s going to be the most unbelievable weekend of his life.

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Publishers Weekly

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Taking center court is 13-year-old Stevie, who—along with Susan Carol, another eighth grader—landed tickets and press passes to the weekend's games by winning a writing contest sponsored by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.

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Publishers Weekly

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Author, journalist, National Public Radio commentator and college basketball junkie Feinstein is in the zone—the comfort zone, that is—with this crisp adaptation of his first book for kids, a page-turner set during college b-ball's championship tournament.

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Stevie and Susan Carol are faced with an important decision: they can either tell the adult reporters who are overseeing them or they can investigate the story on their own.

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Teen Reads

The author, a political and sports reporter for the Washington Post as well as Sports Illustrated and National Sports Daily, has written many bestselling sports-related books.

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Kidz World

Two teenage sports reporters experience blackmail and basketball first hand in Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery.

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