Mike Lupica - "Fast Break"

Event date: 
11/05/2015 - 7:00pm

Join us at Wellesley Book as we host #1 bestselling author Mike Lupica as he shares his new book, Fast Break.

From the author of HeatTravel Team and Million-Dollar Throw comes a feel-good basketball tale reminiscent of The Blind Side.

Forced to live on his own after his mom dies and her boyfriend abandons him, 12-year-old Jayson does whatever it takes to get by. He will do anything to avoid the foster care system. Besides, his real home has always been the beat-up basketball court behind the projects in the North Carolina hills, and his family has always been his friends and teammates. He manages to get away with his deception until the day he gets caught stealing a new pair of basketball sneakers. Game over. Within a day a social worker places him with a family from the other side of town, the Lawtons. New home, new school, new teammates.

Jayson, at first, is combatative, testing the Lawtons' patience at every turn. He wants out, yet the Lawtons refuse to take the bait. But not everyone in Jayson's new life is so ready to trust him--and even Jayson's old friends give him a hard time now that he's attending a school full of rich kids. It's on Jayson to believe that he deserves a better life than the one he once had. The ultimate prize if he can? A trip to play in the state finals at Cameron Indoor Stadium–home to the Duke Blue Devils and launching pad to his dream of playing bigtime college ball. Getting there will be a journey that reaches far beyond the basketball court.

In the tradition of uplifting stories like The Blind Side, Fast Break has all the family-friendly sports action Mike Lupica has become known and loved for.

*This event is free and open to the public. To enter the signing line at this event, attendees must have purchased Fast Break from Wellesley Books.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mike Lupica has been called “the greatest sports writer for middle school readers” and  is the author of multiple bestselling books. He is a sports columnist for New York’s Daily News, a host of his own show on ESPN Radio, and a weekly member of ESPN’s The Sports Reporters. Mr. Lupica lives in Connecticut with his wife and four children.

Fast Break Cover Image
$20.87
ISBN: 9780399256066
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days.
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - November 3rd, 2015

Million-Dollar Throw Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142415580
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days.
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - November 16th, 2010

Heat Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142407578
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 1st, 2007

Travel Team Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142404621
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 18th, 2005

Event address: 
Wellesley Books
82 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02482-5714