Lizzy Legend by Matthew Ross Smith

Lizzy Legend by Matthew Ross Smith

Lizzy Legend by Matthew Ross SmithLizzy Legend by Matthew Ross Smith
Genres: Children's Fiction (Tween), Young Adult
Goodreads
four-stars

Lizzy Trudeaux loves basketball. She doesn’t have much by way of money, but she has access to the community court, a worn ball named Ginger, and she practices constantly. After fighting to join the boy’s team at her school, Lizzy is finally given the opportunity to show off her hard-earned skills.

When she answers what she believes is another bill collecting phone call, Lizzy receives a magical wish: the ability to sink every shot. Pure Swish. Now eviscerating the competition in the boy’s league is small potatoes—she has the skills to dominate in the NBA. With the help of her BFF Toby and some viral video action, Lizzy goes all the way to the Philadelphia Bells’ starting lineup, making history and taking names. Then, just as she’s about to go face to face with her hero, the best player on the planet, things begin to fall apart. But Lizzy isn’t a quitter and she’ll play her hardest for the love of the game.

This is a fun story about a girl growing up in an impoverished neighborhood with a dream to play basketball. She wishes to be part of the boy’s team but is not allowed. Until one day she is granted a wish, one that she is able to make every basket she ever attempts and this is where the fun begins. I loved this book. I have never been a big basketball fan, but my son started playing this year and I have found myself immersed in the world of dribbles and hoops. I learned a few things about the game reading this book that I didn’t know, and I fell in love with Lizzy and her determination to succeed.

four-stars

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