The story I read and am writing my essay on is the book Hoops by Walter Dean Myers. The reason why I am writing this essay is because I like this is a great book. The book is about a seventeen year old boy named Lonnie, faces a difficult life with the harsh nagging of his mom and trying to become pro at basketball. Later on in this book Lonnie faces a really difficult decision if he wants to throw the game or if he wants to beat the opposing team. This is a great book because it teaches about friendship and trust. It also is good because it is exciting to read what decisions the character will make and what will happen after he makes it. This book teaches us how hard it is to live in poor places and other really important things.
The way that this book teaches us friendship and trust is because, Lonnie has to trust his friends and his teammates that they will stick up for him when he is in hard times. Many times in this book has Lonnie’s friends stuck up for him and Lonnie trusted his friends a lot to keep his secrets from others. There was one time in the book where Lonnie’s girlfriend had to keep a secret about their coach named Cal, about him being a pro basketball player.
There are many times when Lonnie had to make hard decision. It is exciting to see what decision he makes and what happens after. There was one time when Lonnie had to make a decision and his decision was to go into the locker room and help his coach beat up some guys. After a lot of fighting Cal his coach got stabbed and died shortly after. I think that everything in this book and every adventure that Lonnie goes on is very exciting. Lonnie to me is a tough, courageous, and loyal. And he demonstrates all these throughout the story.
In this story Lonnie and his friends live in the ghetto. This book teaches us that the ghetto is a hard place to live in because there are a lot of people getting hurt and stores getting robbed. There was one part in the book that had a store being robbed and everybody in the neighbour hood went to the truck that had delivery things in it and stole a lot of stuff that were in it.
Lonnie is a great guy with many friends and he lives in the harsh ghetto, which makes this novel a great one. When you read this book you will not regret it. So concluding my essay I would suggest that you read this book because it is a great book that will get you excited. So I suggest you pick this book up and read it. When are you going to pick up the book?