Bound To Stay Bound

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 Rookie of the year
 Author: Bildner, Phil

 Illustrator: Probert, Tim

 Publisher:  Farrar Straus Giroux
 Pub Year: 2016

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 258 p., ill., 22 cm.

 BTSB No: 119821 ISBN: 9780374301347
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Subjects:
 School stories
 Best friends -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Basketball -- Fiction
 People with disabilities -- Fiction

Price: $19.31

Summary:
#2 in the series--Rip and Red find that fifth grade continues to challenge them in brand-new ways and discover that sometimes radical change is nothing to be afraid of.

Series:
Rip And Red, 2


Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 3.90
   Points: 5.0   Quiz: 182923
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 3.20
   Points: 10.0   Quiz: 68944

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (04/15/16)
   School Library Journal (05/01/16)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 05/01/2016 Gr 4–6—In this sequel, readers return to fifth grade with Red (a red-haired boy on the autism spectrum) and his best friend Rip (an African American boy with dreadlocks) and their friends and classmates. Red and Rip continue to love and play basketball and are on the team coached by their teacher Mr. Acevedo. Those new to the series will get enough details and will be completely engaged in the shot-by-shot descriptions of basketball games. Added to the class is a new student, Takara (Tiki). Tiki is that student who loves to be involved in everything. One of her best quirks is inventing new words. Tiki is also an excellent basketball player. Rip has a run-in with Coach Acevedo when he puts Tiki into the first team out each game and leaves Rip for the second. Rip is hurt and angry, but only time and experience on the basketball court will bring Rip to an understanding. The secondary part of the plot is the plan, by the class, to get rid of the new lunch ladies and bring back the Lunch Bunch and their better meals. It includes mounting a GoPro camera on the back of classmate Avery's wheelchair. As in the first title, there are no surprises, but that doesn't prevent this from being a great read. - Copyright 2016 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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