Large Print - 2021
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After seventeen-year-old Samuel "Sooley" Sooleymon receives a college scholarship to play basketball for North Carolina Central, he moves to Durham from his native, war-torn South Sudan, enrolls in classes, joins the team, and prepares to sit out his freshman season, but Sooley has a fierce determination to succeed so he can bring his family to America, working tirelessly on his game until he dominates everyone in practice, and when Sooley is called off the bench, the legend begins.
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, [2021]
Edition: First large print edition
ISBN: 9780593459317
Characteristics: 462 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
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Call Number: LT GRISHAM, J


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Jun 12, 2021

Grisham could have done better job. Very disappointing.

Jun 08, 2021

A disappointing read. Kept reading hoping that the ending at least would be good but wasn't a fan of the ending either.

Jun 07, 2021

Do not choose this title based on the author's reputation. The amount of detailed description of basketball is an opportunity to speed read to all readers not devoted fans of the sport.

Jun 04, 2021

Once more Grisham proves what a brilliant storyteller he is and his style is inimitable . His concern , message , empathy for the displaced population of South Sudan touched me a lot. I highly recommend the audio version , Graham Dion is AMAZING ! I do not watch basketball but his passionate voice carried me through all the games described in minute technical details without getting bored one bit , nothing but NET!

Jun 03, 2021

As an avid college basketball fan, I thought this is a great book!! Grisham books usually take place in court rooms. This book mainly takes place on basketball courts.
This book really showcases the versatility of Grisham as an author. He is one of the few great authors who appears to not use "ghost " writers in his latest books!

May 28, 2021

I thought this was a very good book another brilliant book by John Grisham!

May 25, 2021

I found this novel to be repetitive and very boring. Maybe if you like basketball and that's your thing, then you'll probably enjoy this novel. I also found it to be a subversive way to further an agenda of immigration and for donating money to organizations. Don't get me wrong, it is awful what happens in those countries but people have to learn to build and fight for what they want their country to look like. Escaping to the USA isn't the answer.
I give credit to John Grisham for trying out something different but hey, when your proven expertise is in legal based stories, and that "pays the bills" then you'd be best to stick with that.

May 24, 2021

I tried to enjoy this story but could not. For those who love the sport of basketball it is a winner. Not for me.

May 20, 2021

I love basketball! I enjoyed every single page! But, Grisham did throw a good curve ball in the story and then a fast ball that was......................!!! well, typical Grisham at his best.

Don't put this book down once you have started it.It only gets better. Acrually it is a


May 17, 2021

When I first picked up this book, I realized it was about basketball - a subject I know almost nothing about (other than they're trying to get the ball in the hoop). I decided to read it because it's John Grisham. While the backstory was wonderful, it lacked a lot of follow-through. I don't want to ruin it for those that would like to read it (and like basketball), but I was left wondering what happened to this person, and did anything happen to another person (being intentionally vague here). All in all, not a bad story, but missing some pretty big plot holes.

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