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on December 12, 2009
SHOOTING STARS is the story of LeBron James and his four boyhood friends in Aaron growing in friendship and basketball on their way to three Ohio championships and one national championship. The title is taken from the junior AAU team that first brought them to the attention of the basketball world. What is admirable about the book is the steadfastness of the players and their determination to win. Also, LeBron's elevation of his friends and coaches to major parts in the narrative speaks well of his lasting affection for them.

What is lacking in the book in what was undoubtedly apparent on the court--chemistry. Buzz Bissinger is a great writer. I love his books. But, Bissinger also has an unique writing style, and trying to merge Lebron's oral style into Bissinger's prose is a failure. You can literally picture Bissinger having the manuscript in front of him inserting descriptions and using vocabulary that seems misplaced. As a reader when you are constantly reminded of the dual authorship by the juxaposition of styles, you know the editor should have stepped in and said "this isn't working."

Still, LeBron's bond with his home city, family, and friends survives in this well-intended, but not quite perfectly executed look back.
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on December 2, 2016
Get past the off colored QUOTES ( not Lebron's personal words) and it is a very good read for his fans.
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on December 17, 2012
I ordered this as a gift for my grandson. I know it was delivered but I haven't seen the condition. For me, it is good service to have it delivered in a timely manner. My grandson, happily, is a reader and I was happy to get this book and the dvd for him. The price was reasonable and, as I said, delivered in a timely manner. I will be happy to order from this company.
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on October 9, 2009
Pulitzer Prize-winner Buzz Bissinger has teamed with LeBron James to produce a delightful book about James' years as a high school star basketball players. With the typical depth, sensitivity and style that Bissinger always offers, the reader gets unique insights into what it was like for a teenager who because he was blessed with incredible athletic talent found himself confronting and dealing with pressures most adults never encounter. A good story, a quick read. Enjoy!!
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on October 1, 2015
My husband is a huge LeBron fan, and this was a great little item to add to his collection of birthday presents! He loved it :-)
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on April 8, 2015
This book is the awesomely sports book ever. If you like basketball and sports, you'll love this book. I used to not be a fan of Lebron, but now I like him.
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on January 25, 2016
Loved the book. Great read if you like learning more about Lebron's high school career.
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on January 2, 2017
perfect
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on September 25, 2009
I enjoyed this effort by James and Bussinger, but make no mistake: this is a book written for high school students, not fans of serious sports journalism. "SS" does include some interesting tidbits about the best basketball player in the world and he seems to be a bit more centered and insightful than most other superstars.
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on December 21, 2014
got this for a student and he can't wait to read it.
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