I was so excited to read this book, two of my very favorite things in one place. Basketball and words. Color me surprised when I got more…so so much more. As most people do I read to escape, to be entertained and released from my “real” life struggles and settle into someone else’s. I don’t have triggers, or safe zones, I have an open mind and a love of the written word. But this story…this one not only entertains it supersedes that and delves into educating. Reminding us that every situation is unique, not to be judged lightly due to financial gains, notoriety, or a false sense of what you have in the world. So easy to think one way when in reality it doesn’t even come close. Ms. Kennedy is more than an author she is an educator. A reminder to be better than a snap judgement and maybe just listen, pay attention to the small nuances of people around us, ideals that we haven’t recognized tainting our decisions on what is happening around us. She did it with Grip and she continued it with #teamAugust..
I had to literally catch my breath while reading this one..It is so much more than a romance…beyond the angst that I crave…beyond boy meets girl, it was difficult to read at times, but never did I want to stop. Timing. Decisions. Love. Hate. Despair. Hope. Fear. Friendship. Family. Hopscotch.
5 stars doesn’t do this book justice. It’s an experience. A fictional life that had it’s own heartbeat…feeling so real it blurred the lines between the two worlds. Escapism never mattered so much.