In this realistic sports novel, the semi-final March Madness basketball game is detailed while the stories of the players are told as well. The game between the Michigan State Spartans and the Trojans of Troy University is the epitome of college basketball with it’s exhilarating and fast-paced action. Meanwhile, the backgrounds to all the important players are told, including the author’s portrayal of an ancient battle between real Spartans and Trojans.
This exciting novel leaves the reader cheering for more. I particularly liked the format: a few minutes of the game followed by a story from a player’s past, an interview from a few days before, or a sports commentary from a cable news network. This book will have the reader constantly switching which side they will root for in this epic game for the championship.
— Michael S.