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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (293 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alan Sitomer Narrator: JD Jackson Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2005 ISBN:
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Andre Anderson is a black teenager with a dream. Although he loves to play basketball and laugh with his friends, he also loves to write and wants to make his mark on the world. One summer when he is assigned to do a magazine article about race, he creates a passionate and explosive piece. Soon, he is the target of racists who brutally attack him, putting him in the hospital. With his hand and dream broken, he must figure out how to put his life back together in spite of the anger and injustice he now sees around him. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darrin Lewis | 2/9/2014

    " 'I thought the book was excited "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark Isero | 2/4/2014

    " Because it's about basketball, this book is popular among boys in my ninth grade English class. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Adam | 2/2/2014

    " I learned that this kid gets beat up all because people are so racist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 1/31/2014

    " Not as good as Hip Hop High School! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vardan | 1/28/2014

    " "The Hoopster" by Alan Lawrence Sitomer is a very emotional book with one of the best characters that I have ever read about. This book is about an African-American basketball playing youngster, Andre, who enjoys writing. He works at a writing company, so when his boss gave him a front-page writing assignment, he worked at it for weeks. His final draft was about racism which turned out to be very popular the next day. He received a great amount of letters and attention. One night, when Andre was walking to his car at night, a group of people broke his right hand. They told him that if he kept writing about racism, the same thing would happen to his legs. Andre made a tough decision that I would not spoil. I loved the plot because it was very unexpected the way the story turned out. It had many places where I would stop and reflect on what I just read. I would recommend this book to all of the readers of my age. The reason for that is because it teaches a great lesson about when the time is right to back down from a situation and when it is time to step up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Junior | 1/16/2014

    " I liked the book alot it kept me interested. I also liked it because I like the game of basketball "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 kwain | 1/12/2014

    " Good book, gives an open look at the reality of racism and how a young black man survived a brutal attack fueled by racism. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 1CynthiaM | 12/18/2013

    " The book The Hoopster was a great book. It dealt with the issues of racism and a brave teen that wrote about it and was attacked. I'd recommend anyone to read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miss Grady | 11/29/2013

    " Just okay...I liked Homeboyz much better. I will read Hip Hop High School next. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie Redwine | 11/24/2013

    " Will review later.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zack | 10/18/2013

    " The Hoopster Andre is a black male. He finds love Gina is a girl he met. He has to write a paper about black people. Do you want to find out what racist people do to him. Read the book. I didnt like the book that much. It didn't give a lot of thrill. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eastlyn | 7/20/2013

    " This is very interesting book if you like basketball. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sa'vionn Thompson | 5/11/2013

    " The book was about a basketball player. When he was little, he didn't play basketball that much, and when he kept practicing, he became a basketball player. Idid not like this because.ithad allot of long words. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorian Jones | 4/2/2013

    " man this book is so funny and sad at the same time i read hip hop high school which i fell in love but this book is really good though "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa Sara Smith | 8/31/2012

    " The narrator was too didactic, too "all-knowing," and a bit condescending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 #1mjfannamedcharles | 3/20/2011

    " really goos book. has some innapropiate language though but it didnt bother me. it wasnt anything i havent heard before. im trying to read the whole trilogy. the next book is hip-hop highschool. hope its good "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michellel | 9/2/2010

    " This book made me laugh and cry! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gucci Bandanna | 3/10/2010

    " This book was cool because i can relate to it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brock S | 4/18/2009

    " I really liked this book! It made you realize that the effects racism has on everyone. It kept my attention thoughout the whole book. I would recommend this book for anyone! It is a great, quick read that is definately worth the time! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 CarlosAC7 | 11/14/2007

    " I love this book. It shows that ordinary things happens to oridinary people. that when times get rough who is your real friends and who isn't. I recommend this book to anyone who likes to, as people might say "hoop". 5 star book , absolutely LOVE IT! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly Clarke | 5/21/2007

    " I learned alot of things from the book,I learned its about this boy got a project to write about racism from his boss.Also he met this girl and they went on a date. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miguel Dominguez | 2/12/2007

    " THis book is about a kid that likes to play basketball. At his job, he learns that he was made to be a writer, until he finds some white gangmembers that don't like what he is writing in the article. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 10/29/2005

    " My second Sitomer book. I can see why the kids like his urban stuff. Way better than his "humorous" teen books! "

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