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A very well written book about teens in high school, who don’t have just the regular pressures of high school and growing up to deal with, but are also high performing athletes.

Alice is a basketball player with a great shot of getting a scholarship to an elite school based on her performance as the star of the team. She also has an injury she has been trying to hide and ignore, in addition to a strained relationship with her family. She feels isolated and shooting hoops is the one thing that gives her comfort, a sense of accomplishment and a way out.

The book is really well written. It drew me into Alice’s life page after page and kept me rooting for her as she tries to find her way through isolation to despair and then hope.

Highly recommended to young readers.