Court of Honor

8:49 AM Posted by Lori Calabrese

It's not often you find a book that covers the gamut from romance to on-court action. But no look further. Paula Blais Gorgas brings you Court of Honor, an intriguing read for young adults.

Becky Walden is a sixteen-year-old who can hang with the boys. She dreams of becoming an all-state basketball player and finding the boy of her dreams. It was going to be her big year. She had finally earned a starting position on the basketball team at Glenview High, one of the biggest schools in Missouri, and had a good chance at a college scholarship. But all that changes when she moves to a small town in southwestern Missouri. The whole situation is awful because on top of that, when she meets a special boy named Matt McRae, she's sure he'll never remember her.

Becky tries out for her new school's basketball team, but the fact that she plays forward may cause problems. Because Jane Logan already plays that position and just happens to have a dad who's very influential in town. Becky begins to learn that small-town politics play a large role in Summit and playing time is determined by having the right name and the right connections.

But Becky's a fighter and as she begins to spend more time with the boy of her dreams, Matt McRae, she realizes she must stand up for what she believes is right. After all, she's the best forward on the girls' team and Matt is the best player on the boys' team. So why are they both sitting on the bench?

Becky decides that she'll confront the school board, but Matt is convinced it won't do any good. Is Becky making trouble for herself for no reason and by standing up for what's right, will she lose the two things that mean the most to her--basketball and the boy of her dreams?

This young adult novel confronts some of the corruption that exists in local sports and sends a powerful message of sticking up for what's right despite what's at stake. Young readers will cheer for Becky as she fights small-town politics and tries to keep her first romance alive.

To learn more about Paula Blais Gorgas and read an excerpt of Court of Honor, please visit her official website.

Additional Information:
Author: Paula Blais Gorgas
Reading Level: Young Adult
Paperback: 138 pages
Publisher: Dragonfly Publishing, Inc. (August 15, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0984098011
ISBN-13: 978-0984098019
Source of review copy: author

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  1. Donna M. McDine said...

    Hi Lori:

    Great review! I'll have to pick this up for Hayley. She would love this book.