Matt De La Peña is a genius. This is not the first book I read from this author, and I have to say I'm impressed by his writing. "Ball Don't Lie" presents a story so unique both in the main character and in the form of narrative, that I found myself wishing for the book not to end.
Sticky is a character that is incredibly likeable and so imperfectly awesome that I wish I knew him in real life. De la Peña has a way of developing his characters and making them so belieavable that is unprecedented, as you find yourself quickly absorbed to the character's thoughts and feelings. In this particular book, you find a deeply troubled young man who tries to overcome his problems any way that he can, and finds in the game of basketball an escape from the bleak reality that is his life. While we navigate (beautifuly, I might add) the events that shaped Sticky's life, it is impossible not to be moved by the power in De la Penã's writing, as well as the crude situations Sticky has been through in this young life.
There are parts in the book - specially the scenes in Lincoln Rec and the discussions of its frequent players - that are simply hilarious, and made me laugh out loud for days. The description of the basketball scenes is also brilliant and rich, and I found myself wanting to play basketball on a frequent basis after reading this.
All in all, a fantastic read (I read this book 7 times, and it gets better every time), one of the best in my life, in fact.
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 0385734255
- 条形码: 9780385734257
- 商品尺寸: 13 x 1.5 x 20.3 cm
- 商品重量: 218 g
- ASIN: 0385734255
- 用户评分: 43 买家评级