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Shooting Hearts

Shooting Hearts

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W H I T N E Y By wheadee Completed

What are you shooting for?
For seventeen-year-old Cameron Marx it's a future. With his mother struggling to make ends meet, basketball is his only shot. There's just one small problem: he goes to Westlake High, the second-best school in the state as far as basketball goes. To be the best, you have to beat continual state champions Bristol High. Westlake and Bristol are known rivals on both the basketball court and throughout the city of Akron. Tension is always at a high when it comes to the beating Bristol's basketball team annually gives to Westlake at the state championship.
         However, all comes to a head when the superintendent decides to tear down old Bristol High and ship most of its students to Westlake. Cameron is one of the best basketball players in the city and the last thing he needs is a bunch of Bristol basketball players coming in to ruin his spotlight on the court, after all, it's not just a game for him, it's all or nothing.
         Seventeen-year-old Monica Matthews is no stranger to the beef between the two schools and quickly pledges lasting loyalty to Bristol once she transfers to Westlake. In fact, she'd sooner drop out than step foot at Westlake. Being the head basketball coach's daughter and the star player's good friend, changing schools is a fate worse than death. It makes her a big target.
         When Monica and Cameron meet, sparks are the last thing that fly. To Monica, Cameron's just the cocky prick on the sorry basketball team. To Cameron, Monica's just the angry girl who needs to chill out. With allegiance for their two schools, nothing could bring these two close together - except maybe the good of the game.

  • angst
  • athlete
  • basketball
  • contemporary
  • drama
  • friendship
  • multicultural
  • need
  • poor
  • responsibility
  • rival
  • rivalry
  • small-town
  • sports
  • struggling
  • troubled
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  • young-adult
Taranxcole Taranxcole Mar 04
Okay but only one in these books that listens to stuff like this and I’m like wow yes
TaraAlsina TaraAlsina Dec 25, 2017
Am I the only one wondering why he doesn't just get a job to help his mom out rather than just playing basketball all day
CaraLovelle CaraLovelle Apr 28
Can someone award this author please for creativity and best stories?
JOA109 JOA109 Mar 24
ComplexSis ComplexSis May 10
I thought i was the only one i need my storage on my phone..mp3 players are life savers😂💁
evilmissmilina evilmissmilina Oct 20, 2017
I thought he was black too lol it’s all good, I don’t discriminate.