Josh, along with his twin brother Jordan are the two best players on their freshman basketball team. Their skills were both inherited and taught by their father, who played international basketball for Italy. Josh and his twin, who prefers to be called JB, share a special bond. They play ball together, practice together, study together, and eat their lunch together. The team is enjoying a winning season, but things are not as Josh had expected. For the first time JB has a girlfriend, which leaves Josh to practice, study, and eat alone. Even more alarming, the twins have discovered their father may have health problems that are being hidden from them.
Written in verse, The Crossover, is the 2015 Newbery Award winner. This story of unwelcome change quickly becomes a page-turner as the Championship game quickly approaches. Can the boys repair their relationship in time for the biggest game of the year?
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