Mack, W.C. Double Dribble (Athlete vs. Mathlete Series) 183 pgs. Bloomsbury, 2013. $6.99 Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G Violence: G
Russell and Owen are fraternal twins who bonded in the first book over a shared love of basketball. The school basketball team is doing great this year and everything is terrific, until two new players arrive. The new boys are identical twins and play basketball like they share one mind. Russ is jealous, he and his brother have always been the token twins at the school. When the new boys show off their amazing basketball skills Russ and Owen are worried that their favorite sport is being stolen from them. Will the two pairs of twins be able to reconcile their differences?
To say I put off reading this book is an understatement, I loathe reading sports fiction. Which was a disservice, because this book was an excellent book, with a great balance of characters, plot, and sports elements. I think upper elementary readers would love this book (series). The main character tries to find a balance between academics and sports, and coming from a teacher point of view I love it. The cover is appealing and bright, I think it would be a great book to add to your sports fiction section.EL –ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.