The novel Pull, by Kevin Waltman, is about a high school senior named Derrick Bowen. Derrick is a very good basketball player and he has been working very hard for the past two years to prepare for his junior basketball season. He was a starting point guard for Marion East. They were going to play in the Indiana state championship. This team has never won the Indiana state championships before, but this year they are hoping that they win. During the story, Derrick gets injured. As he is recovering, he meets a girl named Lia Stone that he later has a relationship with. Because of his injury, Derrick doesn’t know if he can still play in the championship or not. If you want to find out if he gets to play or not read the book to see.
In my opinion, this book was very interesting, and I quite enjoyed it. It was showing that you should never give up and that you should learn from your mistakes. I recommend this book to anyone who likes basketball or if you enjoy reading fiction books, you will like this one. Pull is the third book from Kevin Waltman’s books. The first two are Slump and Next. It is very interesting to see how he experiences his life and the different things that he learned. I would give this book an 8/10 and I recommend it. Overall, it was very good.
Reviewed by JB, Grade 9