After The Shot Drops

After The Shot Drops

A powerful novel about friendship, basketball, and one teen's mission to create a better life for his family in the tradition of Jason Reynolds, Matt de la Pena, and Walter Dean Myers.     Bunny and Nasir have been best friends forever, but when Bunny accepts an athletic scholarship across town, Nasir feels betrayed. While Bunny tries to fit in with his new, privileged pee A powerful novel about friendship, basketball, and one teen's mission to create a better life for his family in ...

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Title:After The Shot Drops
Author:Randy Ribay
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Genres:Sports and Games
ISBN:1328476871
Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

After The Shot Drops Reviews

  • Dan
    Jan 28, 2018
    Have they read Slam, The Hate U Give, Hooper, All American Boys, or The Crossover? After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay brings an amazing cast of complex characters together and tackles important topics like friendship, loyalty, identity, and privilege in a way that will be sure to reso...
  • Laura
    Mar 09, 2018
    Going to a private school can lead to a disruption on friendships no matter the reason for changing schools, but in this case it's not just the idea that Bunny has going to the "rich" school that upsets Nasir, it's also that he's left their basketball team for a better funded one, whic...
  • Susannah Goldstein
    May 02, 2018
    I hate to get all cheesy and say it?s a slam dunk, but it is! This book is appealing as hell- it?s paced well, it?s thoughtful, and it?s great for discussion. ...
  • Randy
    Jul 19, 2016
    Hey, I wrote this book, too! ...
  • Edie
    Mar 04, 2018
    A y/a book about friendship wrong choices, loyalty and basketball. Told in two voices, Bunny is a basketball star who has left the "hood" for a better opportunity at another school. Nasir is the friend he left behind, who is struggling with the needs of his cousin Wallace, a boy who li...
  • Brooke Nadzam
    Apr 23, 2018
    I received this book for free from HMH as an apology because they?re awesome. Just like this book. I?m not typically a sports book persons and probably wouldn?t have ever picked up this novel, but I?m glad I did. It was really good. Best friends Bunny and Nasir live in...
  • Anne
    Apr 20, 2018
    Loved this book so much and have recommended it to teachers and school administrators. With the school voucher program in full swing in many states, having students read about Bunny's experience at his private school would be so helpful. I loved how the author portrayed the biases of b...
  • Jamie
    Mar 22, 2018
    This book breathes basketball and it breathes life! There's so much play-by-play and color commentary I felt like I was watching each game. The alternating chapters stitch together Nasir and Bunny's perspectives and move along the fast-paced narrative. Each of the 3 main characters (Na...
  • Mary
    Apr 23, 2018
    Great story about 3 boys from the same neighborhood, but on different paths. Bunny is a basketball player at a private school on his way to a promising college and professional career. Nasir is his best friend who feels left behind when Bunny leaves their school for the majority-white ...
  • Hoover Public Library Kids and Teens
    Apr 18, 2018
    If you need another book as powerful as The Hate U Give, if you need a book with fantastic basketball, if you need a book about moving to a positive future without leaving everything in your past, if you need a book about decisions . . . basically if you need a book, you need this one....
  • Carrie Shaurette
    May 02, 2018
    There are plenty of sports books out there, but it's rare to find one that excels on many levels - this has a lot going for it: It's a layered story with complex characters and situations that tackles current issues facing elite high school and college athletes like paying players and ...
  • the (book) supplier
    Mar 29, 2018
    By the end I just couldn't put it down. Sticky Note Review @ the (book) supplier http://thebooksupplier.com/2018/03/29... ...
  • Bianca Smith
    Feb 23, 2018
    First published on Mass Consternation. I received this book for free from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. If you've read my other reviews, you'll know that if it's bad, I'll say so, regardless of how I received the book. I felt physically uncomfortable reading After ...
  • Jackie
    Apr 13, 2018
    After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay was something I chose to screen for my class library. It has two narrators, Bunny (Benedict Thompson) and Nasir, both freshmen in Philadelphia schools, though Bunny now attends Saint Sebastian's private school while Nasir still attends Whitman. They ...
  • Gordon Jack
    Mar 27, 2018
    Like a great basketball game, this book is fast paced with lots of surprising turns that made it totally engrossing. There aren't many YA books that do this good a job exploring complicated male relationships. Ribay shows us the pressures put on Bunny and Nasir by their friends and fam...
  • Michele Knott
    May 02, 2018
    So. Good. ...
  • Cynthia
    Apr 18, 2018
    This was a good yalit read and would be especially good for young men who don't necessarily enjoy reading. It was high interest and engaging and explores how young men navigate making decisions which aren't popular, but absolutely necessary and how those decisions impact their close so...
  • Ricky
    May 03, 2018
    Paired pretty closely with my first reading of All American Boys, this book is very similar in style, though centered on slightly different themes. There's not so much to do with police brutality here, and the two narrators are far more closely connected than Reynolds and Kiley's, bein...
  • Bee {Quite the Novel Idea}
    Jul 19, 2016
    I want it. I want it noooow. ...
  • Lauren
    Apr 16, 2018
    This is how you write a story from different POVs. ...
  • USOM
    Mar 07, 2018
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  • Laura Mauro
    Apr 13, 2018
    *I got this book for review from Net galley* I really enjoyed this book. I loved how this book was told from two boys POV and how it really focused on their friendship and how it changed over the course of the novel. It was such a impactful novel and it was super hard to put down. I...
  • Dee Price
    Feb 03, 2018
    Bunny and Nasir have been best friends and teammates forever but when Bunny gets an opportunity to play at a better school, Nasir feels left behind. Bunny tries hard to hold on to the friendship but Nasir's new crown and a shocking turn of events may shatter their bond forever. This...
  • Y
    Apr 07, 2018
    Absolutely phenomenal book; I was shocked out of my mind. Important note that I do know the author (he... teaches my writing class? which is also nuts?), but, that said, this book was still incredible and I can't imagine anyone disliking it for any reason, so, you know. Good book. M...
  • Kelly Gilbert
    Nov 14, 2017
    A gripping, heart-pounding story with incredible characters who were complex and funny and heartbreaking and real. I wanted to underline so many lines, and I wanted to stay in Bunny and Nasir's world forever. Suspenseful, powerful, complicated and deeply moving. ...
  • Rhea
    Apr 13, 2018
    I have always loved reading books about basketball and its role in life. So far, I don't think there's been a better book than this one. It has been a while since a book could make my thoughts and feelings one with a character's. From start to finish, After The Shot Drops explores many...
  • Ryley (Ryley Reads)
    Mar 04, 2018
    I think this is one of those books that will resonate with some readers more than others, and while the message and ideas were important, I don't think this was a book that worked for me. Thanks so much to Raincoast Books for sending me an ARC of this book for an honest review, as a...
  • Parker Peevyhouse
    Feb 21, 2018
    A gripping book about friends figuring out what they owe each other. What do you do when a friend makes it big and leaves you behind? How do you help a friend who keeps getting himself deeper and deeper into trouble? This story wrestles with these questions in such realistic and heartb...
  • Kimberly Larsen
    Mar 29, 2018
    In the spirit of The Hate U Give with more appeal to boys. "Bunny" is a star basketball player who is now going to a private (mostly white) school. His friend, Nasir, feels betrayed by this so stops talking to Bunny and begins spending more time with Wallace. Wallace is in dire straigh...
  • K Gover
    May 12, 2018
    Good fit for 8th- 9th grade. 2 friends in ghetto-ish New Jersey. (Btw- book summary is pretty spot on and good enough!) Bunny- hoops superstar goes to St. Sebastians and tries to fit in with racial differences. Family own Word Up a book store, 1 sis in college, twin sisters a lot yo...