Nikki on the Line by Barbara Carroll Roberts audiobook

Nikki on the Line

By Barbara Carroll Roberts
Read by Christine Lakin

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781549123214

  • ISBN: 9781549123191

  • Available on 06/05/2019

    ISBN: 9781549152214

Runtime: 7.43 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Middle school growing pains such as friendship strains, crushes, and confidence building are woven into a believable, nontragic character whose experience is underrepresented in children’s literature…An optimistic middle-grade novel melding heartfelt realistic fiction and sports fare.” Kirkus Reviews
“A tremendous book about basketball, taking risks, and becoming your true self.” Gary D. Schmidt, Newbery Honor–winning author

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Author

Author Bio: Barbara Carroll Roberts

Author Bio: Barbara Carroll Roberts

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.43
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English