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szdaily -> Culture
Boy21
    2017-April-19  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

    Finley lives in a broken-down town called Bellmont, filled with feisty* community members battling such social ills as the Irish mob*, violence and racially-motivated rivalries* that play their angry game out on the streets. But it’s another game, however, that makes Finley’s life worth living: basketball.

    At home, his dad is working nights to make ends meet*, and Finley has to take care of his disabled grandfather. There is no dream that keeps him going greater than the one in which he wears his 21 jersey* while winning big games. Someday he plans to leave Bellmont and go out into the big world, where things have to be better than they are now.

    On the flip side, you have Russ. A basketball phenomenon who was a sure thing for the pros*, his life has been knocked askew* by what can only be called a tragedy. And with that one event, he is isolated from all his friends and sports associates. He no longer picks up a ball and answers only to the name Boy21 --- the number that was on the jersey he used to wear when the future was brighter and basketball was going to save him.

    These two boys come together in their senior year, and never have they needed each other more.

    Sports is a great way into the story, but the real reason to stay and enjoy is the multi-layered relationships that author Matthew Quick uses to show the determination and humor of the human condition. Everyone will relate to the boys’ trials and tribulations* and how they find a way out of their problems.

    Quick is the New York Times best-selling author of several novels, including “The Silver Linings Playbook” and three young adult novels.

    The book is available at online bookstores like amazon.cn.

    (SD-Agencies)

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