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Friday, December 10, 2010

Quarter 2, Blog 5

Kyle Weber
Hoop Dreams
Ben Joravsky
Pgs. 100 - 137

I think the theme of this book is that no matter how bad things may be, just do what you love and everything will work itself out. Arthur Agee lives in the projects and his stepfather is a drug addict. He has to commute ten miles to school every morning and back home every night. But he plays basketball, and that seems to be his escape. He doesn't act like he has a troubled life while at school. He is classified as the class clown to disguise his inner hurt. Both of the athletes in this book, Arthur Agee and William Gates, have tough lives. But they play basketball, which is what keeps them going. No matter how bad things may be, they know that they will always have basketball.

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