How Lamar's Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy

How Lamar's Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy

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Thirteen-year-old Lamar Washington is the maddest, baddest, most spectacular bowler at Striker's Bowling Paradise. But while Lamar's a whiz at rolling strikes, he always strikes out with girls. And Lamar's brother is no help--Xavier earns trophy after trophy on the basketball court and soaks up Dad's attention, leaving no room for Lamar's problems.

Then bad boy Billy Jenks convinces Lamar that hustling at the alley will help him win his dream girl, plus earn him enough money to buy an expensive pro ball and impress celebrity bowler Bubba Sanders. But when Billy's scheme goes awry, Lamar ends up ruining his brother's shot at college and damaging every relationship in his life. Can Lamar figure out how to mend his broken ties, no matter what the cost?
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 283 pages
  • 129.54 x 190.5 x 22.86mm | 204.12g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0061992739
  • 9780061992735

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"The powerful mix of sibling rivalry, revenge, and hard-won redemption strengthens the perennial appeal of the naive-underdog-makes-good plot; readers will come for the laughs and stay for the laughs."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
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448 ratings
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4 35% (159)
3 23% (104)
2 8% (35)
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