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Read in one day.
Reviewed in the United States on April 29, 2021
Grisham is a favorite writer. I wait for his books and buy them immediately upon publication.
I know very little about basketball and this is an unlikely story for me to read but because Grisham wrote it, I ordered it.
I found the story to be an education on the basketball "industry," the scholarship process, the pro ball recruitment process and all that that entails. I always wondered why a kid would leave college for the NBA. Staggering amounts of money involved.
I knew, of course, about the hideous living situation in many
African countries but Grisham described what I never actually imagined. I will increase my donations to Doctors Without Borders.
I liked the format of the book. I appreciated all of the information on basketball, sometimes presented in the heat of the game. The characters were well developed. The story itself, well, I read it in one day.
Really good read. I hated to see it end.