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Journals of a Wannabe Basketball Player [Kindle Edition]

Lovely Whitmore
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Book Description

9 year old Kayla loves the sport of basketball, it’s all she dreams about is becoming a WNBA player. While her twin sister Kela is better at everything basketball is the one thing that Kayla feels is her "thing". Every day she faces ridicule from her peers, coaches, and even her friends. If she's gonna play basketball Kayla must overcome some of her most inner secret obstacles.
Kayla was given a journal as a birthday present on her 9th birthday. It is unique in that it’s the only gift she received that her twin sister Kela did not get too. She uses this journal to document her adventures and daily life. All of her most inner secrets are recorded in this journal. Sit back and see the world through the eyes of this ambitious 9 year old as she quickly learns that the real world is full of let downs and disappointments.


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From the Author

Stay tuned for volume 2 of Journals of a Wannabe Basketball Player, scheduled to be released in February 2013.

About the Author

Lovely Whitmore is a graduate of Central Texas College and Western Governors University. She is the author of seven books:

* JOURNALS OF A WANNABE BASKETBALL PLAYER
* 1378 OAK STREET
* IT'S ALL COMING BACK TO ME NOW
* THE SECRET
* DEAR DAD, I HATE YOU!
* DEAR SON, FORGIVE HIM.
* 1 DOLLAR GET RICH QUICK OR AT LEAST TRY BOOK.

Lovely lives in Louisiana with her 3 kids.

Fans are welcome to contact/interact with Lovely via her fanpage, facebook.com/pages/Author-Lovely-Whitmore-Official-Fan-Page/307247122647193?fref=ts

Product Details

  • File Size: 131 KB
  • Print Length: 88 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006TMYNYM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #974,823 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good little book February 8, 2013
By Eisah
Format:Kindle Edition
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Overall, this is a pretty good book that I enjoyed. I'm not a basketball fan but that wasn't a big deal.
This review may contain some spoilers.

Pros
-I liked subtle things in the book like "Kela and Miss Emily made breakfast." Even though Kayla doesn't make a big deal out of it, it gives a slight sense that more stuff is being done with the her sister than her.

-I enjoyed the part where Kayla was bragging about the match against Angela. It came off just right for a 9 year old.

-The way Kayla would change her mind came off a very realistic. One day she wouldn't like Julie because of something she did, the next day she and Julie would be friends.

-As a whole, I think the entire story was a nice read. It had pretty good depth and emotion.

Cons
-A tiny thing but the cover looked low resolution and was blurry.

-I was very forgiving of grammar mistakes and mispellings in this book because it's supposed to be the diary of a 9 year old girl. However, sometimes there were mistakes that didn't feel purposeful.
For example:
"sit of the bench"
"dumb ugly fluffy dog too.!" Here it feels weird that she would put a period and an exclamation point. If she was writing it down and she put a period and realized she should have an exclamation point, it would make more sense that she'd just draw a line over the period. Because of that this feels like it was an accident.
"grounded us for two three days" It turned out they were grounded for two days. Perhaps it was three before and somehow that got left in?
There's another point when their mother is scolding the two girls for fighting and there's a quotation mark left off.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Basketball February 7, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Kayla loves basketball, basketball, and basketball! That is what the book is all about plus many other issues. The family is split up and Kayla has to live and survive in that type of family with her twin Kela. She often is teased and made fun of but she gets on with her life. She does receive a great gift in form of a diary book in which she records all the good and bad in her life. This is a great book so buy it! Five Stars!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wanna Be always a great read!!! January 31, 2013
By Jane C
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This was an amazing story to read. I have a 10 year-old and this was so accurate to his way of speech and thought. I was amazed. The story based around a girl who wants be to play basketball but has all of these obstacles in her way. Both mentally and physically. She overcomes all of these and makes good on her storytelling.
The tween storyteller is at the awkward stage in her ability. She's really good, but not as focused as she needs to be. She has talent, but not the drive and determination to block out what is going on in her immediate area.
Her life is hard. Family dynamics make it a tough go for a lot of her time. She has a good attitude but also she's trying to live her own life not in the shadow of her social-butterfly of a twin sister.
Such a good outlook on events in her life. She makes everything happening make sense in her nine year-old way. You understand her perception and trials and tribulations of life as a kid going up in a broken home but loving both her parents and wanting nothing more than their reconciliation. It's heartbreaking and heart-bursting and humorous all at the same time. I really enjoyed reading this story and cannot wait to hand this over to my child and let him read it as well. I think he'd be okay about reading a story about a girl, since tomboy is the same of the game and she really doesn't live a girlie-girlie life anyway. I highly recommend!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring! January 30, 2013
By Mark
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This was a...different and inspiring book. It is written from the viewpoint of a child and provides wonderful lessons on following one's dreams. Perfect for children who are interested in sports, or just looking to learn about perseverance and struggle. The story is very touching and me and my youngster will remember it for a long time. Great book, recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Emotional January 2, 2013
Format:Paperback
This is a very emotional story of a young girl who has a desire to play basketball. She deals with family issues. Her mother and father are divorced and both are now dating someone else. She wants her parents to get back together, so she is not open to accepting the step parents. She also has a twin sister who is very popular with the other kids and much of a show off. This story while very emotional, had many life lessons and was a very good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book! December 29, 2012
Format:Paperback
This was a very good read. Left me wanting to read more and more!!! I can't wait to read her other books as well. I love good stories and this was a good story
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A humorous poke at postmodern family. October 8, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Whitmore's satirical examination of her postmodern family is both happy, sad and contemplative. Her thoroughly real characters are both blessed and cursed with universal flaws that are so familiar to each and every one of us. The reader will soon feel part of this "real" family.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I Loved This Story! January 8, 2012
By hawkssr
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Having played basketball in jr. high and high school and having a daughter that played BB in College, I was looking forward to this story. The story takes place as a journal of a spirited 9 year old girl. The author got her emotions spot on! I smiled, laughed and held my breath throughout the book as the little girl wrote down her feelings, thoughts and experiences. What a "novel" idea for a book and such a great job putting the reader right there emotion wise with the little girl. Good book for all ages!!
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Lovely Whitmore is a graduate of Central Texas College and Western Governors University. She is the author of seven books:

* JOURNALS OF A WANNABE BASKETBALL PLAYER
* 1378 OAK STREET
* IT'S ALL COMING BACK TO ME NOW
* THE SECRET
* DEAR DAD, I HATE YOU!
* DEAR SON, FORGIVE HIM.
* 1 DOLLAR GET RICH QUICK OR AT LEAST TRY BOOK.

Lovely lives in Louisiana with her 3 kids.

Fans are welcome to contact/interact with Lovely via her fanpage, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Lovely-Whitmore-Official-Fan-Page/307247122647193?fref=ts

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