Kelly is reluctant to believe her team-mates, when they tell her she plays a better game of basketball since she started wearing her red hightops. She soon has to admit that the sneakers have a strange overpowering effect on her!
|Publisher:||Little, Brown Books for Young Readers|
|Series:||Matt Christopher Sports Classics , #30|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.33(d)|
|Lexile:||670L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||8 - 11 Years|
About the Author
Matt Christopher is the best selling name behind more than 100 sports-themed books for young readers.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Kelly, loves the game of basketball. Not only does she enjoy playing it in the back yard with her best friend Ester, but Kelly also loves to play on her middle school basketball team. When Kelly is playing basketball with Ester she has great skill, but once she hits the court, she changes into a clumsy, butter hands. That is until she finds a pair of mysterious red high tops in her locker. The red sneakers make Kelly play like a superstar, and for the first time, everyone starts to notice her, including her crush Anthony. After a while of playing like a superstar, Kelly¿s most special friendships begin to unravel. Kelly blames the sneakers for the negative changes in her life. After struggling with what the hightops are doing to her life, Kelly begins to realize what is really important, as well as how to be a better athlete without the shoes. According to some of the great sports enthusiast in my life, Red-Hot Hightops in a sports sense, is very accurate. Because Red-Hot Hightops¿s main subject is basketball, the text involves a lot of the technicalities of the game. With terms like dribbling, down court, shoot, basket, steal, foul, and pass, this book is sure to capture the attention of a juvenile basketball enthusiast.