Audience:Juvenile: Age (years) 10 - 13, Grade (US) 4 - 8, Reading age 7 - 10
Dimensions:197 x 127 x 26 mm | 120 gr
Page Count:128 pages
"A great hi-lo interest book, Hustle is part of Lorimer's "Sports Stories" series written to entice students to read. Author Johnny Boateng does a great job of making the book exciting on many levels, and the book is full of adventures . . . The basketball theme is strong and carries the plot well. Boateng obviously knows the game and effectively conveys the action and tension on the court . . . The characters are believable and easy to relate to."
- Mary Harelkin Bishop, CM Magazine
"realistic dialogue and court action to satisfy the most sports-minded readers"
- Quill & Quire
"Part of the publisher's Sports Series, this slim novel's short chapters and more mature content make it perfect for older reluctant readers. Its no-frills story is fast-moving and touches on many teen issues, while promoting a positive message of independent thinking and being a team player."
- Julia Smith, Booklist
"Boateng knows his basketball lingo. Sports fans will appreciate this feel-good story about not giving in to peer pressure. . . As with any of the books in the [Lorimer Sports Stories series, the language is accessible and the story interesting–a plus for struggling readers."
- Angela Thompson, Resource Links
"An excellent read and should be a great addition to any library shelf."
- Damera Blincoe, Librarian, NetGalley