True Legend by Mike Lupica

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 3 Critic Reviews



#1 New York Times bestseller Mike Lupica makes his return to the basketball court!

There's a reason teammates call him "True." Because for basketball phenom Drew Robinson, there is nothing more true than his talent on the court. It's the kind that comes along once in a generation and is loaded with perks--and with problems. Before long, True buys in to his own hype, much to the chagrin of his mother, who wants to keep her boy's head grounded--and suddenly trouble has a way of finding him. That is, until a washed-up former playground legend steps back onto the court and takes True under his wing.


About Mike Lupica

See more books from this Author
Mike Lupica is a New York Times bestselling author of several books for young readers. His New York Daily News column is syndicated nationally. Mr. Lupica lives in Connecticut with his wife and their four children. You can visit Mike Lupica at
Published September 4, 2012 by Puffin. 320 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for True Legend

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Not yet 16, Drew “True” Robinson has been treated like a star since some of his first forays onto the basketball court.

Jul 18 2012 | Read Full Review of True Legend


TRUE LEGEND is a gritty, yet touching, story about friendship, loyalty, teamwork, sacrifice, second chances and the value of an education --- but most of all, it’s a moving story about the love of the game of basketball.

Sep 27 2012 | Read Full Review of True Legend

We spend a lot of time talking about how we need more diverse characters in ALL kinds of books for kids – regular school stories and adventures and mysteries, and not just historical novels and basketball books.

May 10 2013 | Read Full Review of True Legend

Reader Rating for True Legend

An aggregated and normalized score based on 239 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review