Slump by Kevin WaltmanSlump by Kevin Waltman

Slump

byKevin Waltman

Paperback | November 21, 2014

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Waltman's series opener [Next] (first of a planned four) features plenty of basketball action fueled by hoops slang that will set basketball-mad readers right onto the court. . . . The author avoids slam-dunk answers, leaving readers poised for the next book. Like Derrick, this series is off to a promising high school career."-Kirkus ReviewsThings were supposed to change for sophomore year. Things were supposed to be-I don't know-easier somehow. At least with Jasmine. Instead it's more of a struggle than ever. At least last year when she was with Nick Starks I knew where I stood.Derrick Bowen's sophomore year is a grind. He's been looking forward to the basketball season all summer, but his girlfriend Jasmine leaves him for putting too much focus on basketball. The promise his Marion East basketball team showed at the end of last season isn't materializing. And the sweet jumper D-Bow worked on all summer just isn't falling. When Derrick's father is severely injured in a car crash, Derrick is faced with a new reality where basketball can't be his only priority.Kevin Waltman teaches creative writing at the University of Alabama. He lives in Coker, Alabama, with his family.Slump is the second book in his D-Bow High School Hoops series. "
Kevin Waltman: Kevin Waltman is an instructor at The University of Alabama. He lives in Coker with his wife Jessica, their daughter Calla, and their dog Henry. His first young adult novel,Nowhere Fast, was published by Scholastic in 2002, and his second,Learning the Game, was published by Scholastic in 2005.
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Title:SlumpFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.83 inPublished:November 21, 2014Publisher:Cinco Puntos PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:194102601X

ISBN - 13:9781941026014

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"With its deft balance of play-by-play action and off-the-court drama, this series scores.-Kirkus Reviews "