Coy, John, Take Your Best Shot. Feiwel and Friends, 2012. Pgs. 177. Language: G, Violence: G, Sexual Content: G
Jackson has finally made it to middle school with his best friends, Gig, Isaac, and Diego. But, middle school turns out to be busy with school dances, detentions, homework, jobs, and sports. While basketball is consistent, everything else seems to be changing. Jackson’s mom is getting remarried. Gig’s dad is in Afghanistan. Isaac and Diego are busy with other teams and jobs. Can their friendship stay strong? How will they survive the drama of middle school?
With likable characters and relatable-to school problems, reluctant reader boys who love sports will enjoy reading this book. This series can be picked up at any point. EL (4-6), MS. OPTIONAL. Reviewer: Jessica M, Library Media Specialist, Olympus Jr. High.