This story is very exciting and sad which kept me interested. It is a true, heartwarming story that is told, by Ben Joravsky, through the eyes of two kids named, Arthur Agee and William Gates. Arthur's sometimes seemingly uncontrollable temper and humorously wild personality turns many coaches interest from him despite his extraordinary talent. It is the profanity, vulgarity, and obscenity he sprinkles in his columns that make him a boor. What makes this book unique is that it is not just an average book about basketball, it deals with outside world context such as poorness, drugs, gangs, race segregation, pregnancy, and abuse. Based on the Award-winning Film. And I'm pretty sure I did.
Many people would lose sight of their dreams by now but not William and Arthur. For summer reading, I read Hoop Dreams by Ben Joravsky, is a book published on February 2nd, 1996. His not the riches kid so struggles. Arthur was poorly behaved and was constantly getting into trouble, along with that, his grades were terrible. One ends up going to college and playing ball for a school but the other one goes to college but doesn't finish. Josephs, sadly Arthur was not.
William always impressed the coaches Arthur felt dissapointed because he was used to him being better than anyone. Arthur and William always went to school together and woke up at 5:30 everyday to take the subway to go to school. A majority of Chicago voters are low information people. Arthur ended up leaving St, Josephs to attend Marshall the local public school, but him not being the star at St,Josephs was not the only reason he left. The central idea of this book is to make the most out of oportunities and to face challenges when they arise. The 2 main characters are 2 boys named Book Review: Hoop Dreams Do you like reading books with a twist interesting life styles that 2 boys go through? Also for anyone who likes to read cunning sports gridiron books I think they would hoop dreams just like me. That thing could be anything from a person to an object.
It is an intimate look, complete with an up-to-date epilogue on the latest developments in their lives. Also both are very talented a basketball. The setting takes place in the westside of Chicago in the streets. This disappointed Arthur because then he knew he wouldn't be able to play against people who were better than him, he wouldn't improve. If you want to see four years of basketball excitement condensed into a few hundred pages, this book is for you; I guarantee you won't be disappointed. It takes a person with an impenetrable mindset and a whole lot of luck to achieve eager and even aggressive dreams. He and Arthur both had to wake up around 5:30 every morning so they could get on the subway to make it to school in time.
He loves playing basketball and has been playing it all his life. Joes was going to pay for Arthur's tuition. How will their lives and perspectives change over the years? Although William Gates has Coach Pingatore in his corner, he too succumbs to negative forces around him. My most favorite part of the book was when he one a championship with a last second buzzer-beater. I didn't like how this book has two stories within it so it goes back and forth alot. Interior is tight and bright. My favorite Hoop dreams is a biography about two kids from the streets of Chicago, Arthur Agee and William Gates.
I know U cannot quote this info over the air because U will be canned. However had to get a good education to succeed to get on the basketball team to get to the next level of competition. Arthur gets kicked out and both players go on their rough, separate journeys through high school. Although I am only 60 something pages into the book I find it very interesting and am already relating to the characters Arthur and William. I know this because in the book William was always the better player then Arthur but ended up being like Arthur. This was a very emotional book that was written very well.
The author Ben Joravsky wrote the book. He takes you through the true stories of these gifted, yet troubled city kids just looking to improve life for themselves and their respective families. If you want to see four years of basketball excitement condensed into a few hundred pages, this book is for you; I guarantee you won't be disappointed. While his behavior is not condoned in the film, it is clear that he is unable to adequately support his family on a minimum wage and is tragically weakened by his loss of self-esteem. In this case, the two boys in this book were Arthur and William and all that they had was a basketball. Read the book on paper - it is quite a powerful experience.
Curtis is William's older brother who was a Basketball Player in his school. I was drawn to this book, because I am a basketball player. It's a biography because this is based off of a documentary they they made about the boys and followed them around there whole high school career. Paul's father died when he moved into his fourth home. I would change is the ending because it should've ended with one of them reaching their goal instead of none making it. My life has also been all basketball. They really complete each other, the book goes more in depth in the characters history and the documentary shows you what the characters arre like in real life and how they act.
Also a young man whos like micheal is trying to succed and achieve his goal and his name is willaim and he goes through struggles. This story is very exciting and sad which kept me interested. It is a very good book but I do not like how it talks about the families so much. William, continues to thrive on the court and manages to work through his difficult schoolwork. I recommend this book to people who are trying to reach something they want to do in the future because they can see that not all the time you are going to end up in achieving your goal. I loved it and felt i could realate to it.
Hoop dreams by Ben Jorvasky is a amazing story of hard work and struggle. This book is based off a true story and everything in the book actually took place. Now journalist Ben Joravsky vividly brings to light all the richness and subtlety of their stories, and the impact their aspirations had on themselves, their families and their relationships. This Book didn't win a litrary award. Paul's father died when he moved into his fourth home. It took William about two hours to commute to schools everyday. Like The Slugger Club, Hoop Dreams talks about the inspirational story of two young kids who want to accomplish their dreams.