Travel Team

Mike Lupica 288 pages by John Mckibbin

Why I chose this book

I chose this book because I like the author, Mike Lupica, and it is about basketball. It was also recommended to me by a friend.

3 things I liked

  1. Basketball Theme

    Since I also play basketball, the basketball theme was very appealing to me and it was something I could relate to throughout the book.

  2. The Plot

    I liked the underdog story plot and while it was a little bit predictable, there were some twists and turns along the way.

    3. The Lessons Taught

    The main character, Danny, is always being knocked down but he always bounces back and I can relate to that.

2 things I did not like

The Ending

I didn't like the ending because it left a lot of questions unanswered. Did they go on to win the championship? The book ends after the first round game.


Teddy Moran

Teddy was the antagonist in this book. He was really someone I did not like. He was always causing trouble when he is mentioned in the book.

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Recommendation

I would recommend this to someone who likes basketball or anyone who enjoys sport books


How I connected with the book

I connected with this book because it’s about basketball and I play basketball. I also connected with the book because Danny gets knocked down and has to get back up just like you have to do in real life


Good last read?

This would not be a good last read. While it was good, it wasn't great. It is Part 1 in a 2 Part series, so you wouldn't know what would happen in the next book.


favorite quote

"He didn't make travel team," she said now on the quiet, dark street. "Your travel team."

"Look at him play. How could he not make travel?"

"They told him he was too small." pg. 9