Game Face

From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Jay Hirtle’s back in Rockets territory and he’s determined to help his former teammates win the basketball championship. But some of his teammates aren’t very welcoming, including Colin, Jay’s former best friend and last season’s MVP. When Jay wins out in a close vote for team captain, Colin’s behavior becomes even more hostile. Jay has to think of a way to fix their strained relationship—and the effect it has on the team’s showing—even if it means giving up the captaincy.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-4594-0375-8
$9.95 $9.95
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction, High/Low
Subject Diversity
Copyright 2013
Publisher Lorimer & Company, Ltd.
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 128
Publication Date 2016-09-01
BISACS JUV039060, JUV032020
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5 x 7.75
Lexile 630

Author: Sylvia Gunnery

Sylvia Gunnery, an award-winning educator, lives at Crescent Beach, Nova Scotia, where she taught junior and senior high school. She is the author of Personal Best and Out of Bounds.

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Lorimer Sports Stories

Realistic, action-packed sports stories for reluctant middle-grade readers. Each book covers a contemporary theme—like bullying, friendship or prejudice—set against the backdrop of a specific sport. Books feature both boy and girl characters in grades 6 to 9, many from diverse… View available downloads →