LEADER 00000cam a2200313Ka 4500 
001    326649053 
003    OCoLC 
005    20090826095218.0 
008    090518s2009    nju    d      000 1 eng d 
020    9781934813034 
020    1934813036 
035    (OCoLC)326649053 
049    CIBA 
100 1  Fink, Mark. 
245 10 Stepping up /|cby Mark Fink. 
250    1st ed. 
260    Lodi, NJ :|bWestSide Books,|cc2009. 
300    215 p. ;|c22 cm. 
520    Ernie Dolan, 14, is plagued by the curse of the average. 
       Nothing about him stands out - except his stutter. Only 
       best friend Mike Rivers sees him at his best. Then, at a 
       competitive basketball camp, Mike excels while Ernie is - 
       average. When Ernie blunders in the first pickup game, 
       Rick Craig, obnoxious camp hotshot, nicknames him "Choke."
       This sets the tone for Ernie's first week. As Mike hangs 
       with Craig and the jocks, he and Ernie are on the outs, 
       yet Ernie finds new allies. Then things change 
       dramatically when Ernie morphs from outcast to hero, 
       risking his life to save three camp mates from near 
       tragedy. His funny, heartwarming story unfolds against the
       backdrop of exciting, authentic basketball action while 
       touching on typical teen issues of friendship and the near
       -deadly consequences of peer pressure. -- Book jacket. 
521 8  730L|bLexile 
526 0  Accelerated Reader|bMG+|c4.5|d6|e6|z136422 
650  0 Peer pressure|vFiction. 
650  0 Teenage boys|vFiction. 
650  0 Friendship|vFiction. 
650  0 Basketball players|vFiction. 
994    C0|bCIB 
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