Nikki on the Line

CD - unabridged
Audio (6 discs)
Product Number: DD42867
Released: Mar 05, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781549123214
Narrator/s: Christine Lakin
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Judy Blume meets Mike Lupica in this pitch-perfect, action-packed, and funny novel about a girl coming of age at home, in school, and on the basketball court. Thirteen-year-old Nikki Doyle's dreams of becoming a basketball great feel within reach when she's selected to play on an elite-level club team. But in a league with taller, stronger, and faster girls, Nikki suddenly isn't the best point guard. In fact, she's no longer a point guard at all, which leaves her struggling to figure out who she is and how she fits in.The stress piles on as Nikki's best friend spends more and more time with another girl on the team, and when her science teacher assigns a family tree project that will be impossible to complete unless Nikki reveals her most embarrassing secret. As if that's not enough to deal with, to cover the costs of her new team, Nikki has agreed to take care of her annoying younger brother after school to save money on childcare. As the stakes rise on the basketball court, at school, and at home, Nikki's confidence plummets. Can she learn to compete at this new, higher level? And how hard is she willing to work to find out?

All formats/editions

Narrator(s): Christine Lakin
Product Number Z100145421
Released: Mar 05, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
ISBN: #9781549123207
Product Number EB00729243
Released: Mar 05, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780316523615

Professional reviews

"Narrator Christine Lakin provides a determined voice for Nikki, who joins one of the best club basketball teams in town as a step toward her goal to play high school ball one day. In order to pay the club's many fees, she must babysit her younger brother, whose youthful voice perfectly reflects his energetic personality. The pressure of the tough practices, extra responsibilities at home, and a new school project cause Nikki to second-guess her decision to join the team. Listeners will cheer her on as this unique sports story explores the difficulty of transitions--whether on the basketball court, at home, or at school. M.D. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"