True Robinson learns that life is bigger than basketball. He didn't confront the police because he wanted to just get away from his past, his ruined brilliant career. Start by marking “True Legend” as Want to Read: Error rating book. I never would have read this by choice, but when I accepted my current teaching position, I agreed to teach sports literature. I also choosed the book because its about an African American teen who has it all. It’s the kind that comes along once in a generation and is loaded with perks–and with problems. Loaded with action-packed, suspenseful basketball sequences, crisp dialogue, sharply drawn characters, and keen insight into contemporary basketball culture in America, Drew’s story illuminates the realities and choices facing gifted young athletes.” —School Library Journal “Written in a fluid mix of slightly distant exposition and terse dialogue, the tale features plenty of suspenseful, expertly depicted hoops action along with choices both wrong and, ultimately, right made in the face of glittering temptations.” —Booklist, Mike Lupica is a prominent sports journalist and the New York Times-bestselling author of more than forty works of fiction and non-fiction. He's an older guy that ends up becoming friends with the main character, Drew. He is very interested in who he was but when Drew tried to talk to him he ran away. Plot in this book could be relatable to other stories in the sense of adversity and fame that makes a person act differently than their true self would if they didn’t have that talent or fame. I choose to read this book because the book is about basketball. Drew also really likes a girl named Callie Mason but struggles at first. | Middle Grade (10 and up) Everybody forgot of him, and he eventually “died” according to reports from multiple newspapers. Even the NBA. In the book, there isn’t any controversial topics that arise for the reader to know about in advance. . Then to make matters worse, True has to worry about a "somehow-washed-up" playground legend. Talking to girls has never really been a problem for me so I don’t know where he’s coming from. Please try your request again later. One night he finds this man who looked homeless putting on a show on the court. his best friend Lee is also a baller. He played so well it inspired Drue to play even harder and also find out who the "ghost" was. I also liked that the book is more than just basketball. My favorite character in the book was Legend. Because of his outstanding play, he becomes a bit arrogant, but learns from the best about why not to fall down that road. Drew spends many late nights playing basketball on the old court at Morrison Park. . Summary- This book is a great novel about a boy with “hoop” dreams. . Reviewed in the United States on May 16, 2020. Please try again. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Children's Black & African American Story Books, © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. This legend used to be like him. There are two major settings in “True legend” by Mike Lupica, is Morrison park without lights that not many people go there but drew, and the second major setting is the Oakley gym. Buy, Sep 04, 2012 Unable to add item to List. This all changed when he met Urban “Legend” Sellers, who like Robinson was on his way to becoming the next greatest thing when he was in high school. He meets a "playground legend". [SPOILER ALERT] Found the ghost to be Urban Sellers (Legend), a former basketball player who had been consumed by drugs and not doing schoolwork was dropped from the NBA, he had changed, but he didn't want anyone to know because they thought he was dead and wanted to keep himself anonymous. Summary- This book is a great novel about a boy with “hoop” dreams. *This format is not eligible to earn points towards the. Drew moved from the Bronx to Los Angeles and immediately became the star basketball player at his new high school, Oakley Academy. Bought for my 12 yr old grandson and he just finished reading it. It was a very good book to read as coming from someone who loves basketball. An amazing high school basketball player that has a future in the p. I gave this book a five out of five stars. And basketball is the one sport I actually have some experience playing. . He does good but not great, and turns out to be selfish at the end of the game. Lupica is the greatest sportswriter for middle-grade readers, and this book, True Legend, is a reminder of his dominance.”*** —VOYA, starred review  “Lupica scores another winner with this cautionary tale. The Conflict is that he got benched even though he is good but he just didn’t do one thing not pass often. his best friend Lee is also a baller. "He bounced the ball to himself, high as he could, elevated, caught the ball as he started to come down. Refresh and try again. Drew’s life starts to. This book is a good fit for people who love to read about good athletes and sports and for people who have watched stars shine on the court or field. The number one player in the U.S.A got benched! In the story, the main character is Drew Robinson he is a junior in high school and is the best high school player in the country. True is the best player in Southern California, but in the championship against Drew's school rivals, True doesn't shine like … . My 7 year old loves this book. The book True legend by Mike Lupica is a book full a action drama and mystery. I like this book because I’m a basketball player so it interests me. He's just strait up bad a**. He's just strait up bad a**. Lee is tall and not as skinny with blond hair. Drew was a very interesting character. However, he slacked off in high school, didn’t work and didn’t even pass high school. I like basketball, and other sports as well. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Drew needs to learn how to take care of himself he always has people doing things for him. Drew always hits up a park where he always sees a man there that becomes his role model, named “Urban Sellers.” Drew overcomes adversity and everyday challenges in this high suspense novel written by a staff member at ESPN with lots of sports. True Legend teaches about how to handle jealousy and being a team player and the consequences of not being one. Good read for youth. It’s the kind that comes along once in a generation and is loaded with perks–and with problems. Drew is tall and skinny. . To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Legend is really tall, looks old, and has black/gray hair. Drew is a really good basketball player, he's a junior at Oakton Academy. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. One day while drue was working on his game he saw someone who seemed as a ghost. | Middle Grade (10 and up) Buy, May 21, 2013 | ISBN 9780142426500 | Middle Grade (10 and up), Sep 04, 2012 | ISBN 9781101581414 | Middle Grade (10 and up), Sep 04, 2012 | ISBN 9781101577677 | Middle Grade (10 and up). I rate this book a thumbs up to anyone basketball player or anyone who plays sports. Drew, also known as True because his game was too true, was given everything. Drew moved from the Bronx to Los Angeles and immediately became the star basketball player at his new high school, Oakley Academy. True Legend by Mike Lupica is about a high school kid named Drew Robinson and how talented he is on the court, that is why everybody calls him "True Robinson". In an attempt to bring Drew back to reality, his mother is grateful when a ex basketball player shows up and mentors Drew based on his own life failures and victories. The Quote where the author uses words of wiser “ Instead he looked at Drew and said, You should've passed. Even the NBA. Welcome back. He did not even do his own homework. Lee was always there for Drew even when they got in trouble… but I am not spoiling that part. Throughout the book he shows the challenges, and the perks of this. Lupica is a very good author who can be understood well and is very talented at injecting details into his stories.


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