The most thing I liked about this book was the setting it was placed in, in the hardship of Harlem, New York. The similar feelings between us made his point of view realistic, creating an effect of an autobiography. I'm a big Nick Hornby fan but this was crap. A slam book containing cruel comments was featured in episode 3. So Andrea Burns is indirect one of the most important persons. Maybe he'll make it to the top. But what's the fun in that? The project was announced today by producers Anita Greenspan and Hawk with executive producer Adam Zotovich.
He wrote full time after 1977. . I would feel the same way if I wasn't able to run because of my grades. This is not at all his best, sure. Then, Alicia thinks she might be pregnant.
It is made clear that Alicia is the primary caretaker of the baby, but that she and Sam still have a friendly relationship. His coach doesn't like him and won't let him play even though he can dunk and hyped up the team and won the game for them last game. I wish the book had more positive things about Slam rather than just his basketball skills because they really made him seem like a stupid person. I have been playing it ever since I was a little kid. As Slam navigates the rough patches of teenage life countless things cloud his mind including girls, basketball, grades and a dying grandmother. He's quick enough to handle the point guard slot and, as his tag implies, he can slam dunk at will.
Slam is the story of Sam, a sixteen-year-old boy totally obsessed with skateboarding and the pro skater, Tony Hawk. Ciò che non funziona, a mio avviso, è la banalità del ricorso al flashforward premonitore per anticipare gli eventi che, unito ad un troppo manifesto intento didascalico-buonista, spegne inesorabilmente quella sorta di magia che rendeva tanto vivi, credibili e affascinanti romanzi come Alta fedeltà e Un ragazzo. This will have to be the worst Nick Hornby book and a most terrible novel I Have read in a long time. He begins to take part-time college classes. Hey, whatever works… So when Sam starts spending less time at Grind City, and more time at Alicia's house, Sam's mom knows something is up. After completing the book, my depressed mood disapeared when I realized that he wrote more books such as Monster and Scorpions, both of which are aggressive.
I think this is a good book but i do not recommend this book to someone who is not real mature, because of the language and some of the scenes in the book. Coming from a black part of the Bronx he then transfers from his black school to a white school. The youngsters of today are facing life and themselves as is. Slam went up there to see what was wrong. Greg was given the nickname Slam growing up because of is amazing basketball talent, but is not known for being the best teammate. And he needs to always do his best to accomplish things he never thought he could.
Towards the end of video taping he faced a problem because his little brother told him he had lost the video camera. Nick Hornby's first book written for a young adult audience, Slam is entertaining and heartfelt. He has dreams of making it big time. When Sam has any problems or needs advice he asks the poster what to do and Tony Hawk answers with quotations from his autobiography, which Sam knows by heart. I understand that I can withdraw my consent at anytime. Mothersbaugh is partnered with Slam producer Greenspan in Mutato Productions, producing numerous soundtracks and live events.
In many ways 17-year-old Slam is a typical arrogant athletic teen. But my table was all talkative, and the temptations were too strong; I continued to talk and do bad. I agree to receive these communications from SourceForge. Slam really showed his frustration to the coaches and his teammates. He is 15, later 16 years old and lives with his mother Anne Jones in an appartement in London. Many have written on the subject of being a teen parent, and many book houses produce young adult literature that make affinitive references to fashionable celebrities or items to endear the product to a targeted reader.
He wants to date normal girls. Again, Sam has no idea how to take care of Roof and no idea what is going on. I also have the impression that the author let the message overwhelm the actual story, that he was more interested in touching all bases on the subject of teenage pregancy than on creating believable characters. Hornby does more than just give us an intriguing account of teen parenthood; he reveals each emotion, thought, and feeling with startling clarity and humor, until you understand and empathize with Sam. Sam Jones is the main character and the narrator of the book. When he was just playing a basketball game.
Let's face it: Life is full of surprises, no matter how old you are. He even met a really cute girl named Alicia at a party his mum dragged him to, and they began seeing a lot of each other, in every sense of the phrase. Part of it is the cool way that those Brits sound when they talk about anything, but the voices of a Hornby character will stay with you for a while. Slam's grades aren't so hot, though. Two of his books were awarded Newbery Honors.