Julian Pryce was once the star center of the Tornadoes. But when he joins a new team after his family moves, he suddenly finds himself riding the pine. It turns out the Warriors already have a starting center, Paul Boyd, who has no intention of sharing the court with Julian. The coach is no help, either, for one simple reason: Paul is his son! Now Julian may have to take drastic measures if he's going to get back into the game. . . but is he to blame when Paul winds up in the hospital?
Young readers will enjoy this readable and fun story while taking away important lessons about competition, loyalty and friendship.
Matt Christopher is the beloved and bestselling name behind more than 100 sports-themed books for young readers.