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Publisher Description

From Matthew Quick, the author of The Silver-Linings Playbook, comes a powerful young adult novel about basketball, outer-space and friendship.
You can lose yourself in repetition--quiet your thoughts; I learned the value of this at a very young age.

Basketball has always been an escape for Finley. He lives in broken-down Bellmont, a town ruled by the Irish mob, drugs, violence, and racially charged rivalries. At home, his dad works nights, and Finley is left to take care of his disabled grandfather alone. He's always dreamed of getting out someday, but until he can, putting on that number 21 jersey makes everything seem okay.
Russ has just moved to the neighborhood, and the life of this teen basketball phenom has been turned upside down by tragedy. Cut off from everyone he knows, he won't pick up a basketball, but answers only to the name Boy21--taken from his former jersey number.
As their final year of high school brings these two boys together, a unique friendship may turn out to be the answer they both need. span

Young Adult
March 5
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Grades 7-17

Customer Reviews


Great book

Very relatable since I play basketball and am very passionate about it, wish the author told more about the ending.. other than that it was a great book!!

Doddlebobs 74 ,

Amazing! 10/10

I would definitely recommend to anyone. Personally I hate reading, (I read this over break before going back to school) I thought that I would totally hate this but it turns out that it was very interesting and exciting to read and honestly I love reading now!

Ggdff ,

Great book but

Good fast read I wish it was a little bit longer. If you made a second one I would buy it

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