After The Shot Drops

After The Shot Drops

A powerful novel about friendship, basketball, and one teen's mission to create a better life for his family in the tradition of Jason Reynolds, Matt de la Pena, and Walter Dean Myers.     Bunny and Nasir have been best friends forever, but when Bunny accepts an athletic scholarship across town, Nasir feels betrayed. While Bunny tries to fit in with his new, privileged pee A powerful novel about friendship, basketball, and one teen's mission to create a better life for his family in ...

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Title:After The Shot Drops
Author:Randy Ribay
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Genres:Sports and Games
ISBN:1328476871
Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

After The Shot Drops Reviews

  • Dan
    Jan 28, 2018

    Bunny and Nasir used to be best friends, and a great team on the basketball court, too. But then Bunny got a scholarship to a private academy to play ball for them, while Nasir is still stuck at public school, hanging out with his questionable cousin Wallace. Now they're estranged, and...

    Hey, I wrote this book, too! ...

    Have they read Slam, The Hate U Give, Hooper, All American Boys, or The Crossover? After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay brings an amazing cast of complex characters together and tackles important topics like friendship, loyalty, identity, and privilege in a way that will be sure to reso...

  • Laura
    Mar 09, 2018

    Bunny and Nasir used to be best friends, and a great team on the basketball court, too. But then Bunny got a scholarship to a private academy to play ball for them, while Nasir is still stuck at public school, hanging out with his questionable cousin Wallace. Now they're estranged, and...

    Hey, I wrote this book, too! ...

    Have they read Slam, The Hate U Give, Hooper, All American Boys, or The Crossover? After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay brings an amazing cast of complex characters together and tackles important topics like friendship, loyalty, identity, and privilege in a way that will be sure to reso...

    A gripping, heart-pounding story with incredible characters who were complex and funny and heartbreaking and real. I wanted to underline so many lines, and I wanted to stay in Bunny and Nasir's world forever. Suspenseful, powerful, complicated and deeply moving. ...

    A sports book with such complexity. One of the best I?ve read in awhile! ...

    This books was really, really good. I didn't know much about it going into it, other than the fact that it featured basketball in some way, but it completely blew me away. I'd totally recommend this. ...

    Paired pretty closely with my first reading of All American Boys, this book is very similar in style, though centered on slightly different themes. There's not so much to do with police brutality here, and the two narrators are far more closely connected than Reynolds and Kiley's, bein...

    I want it. I want it noooow. ...

    After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay was something I chose to screen for my class library. It has two narrators, Bunny (Benedict Thompson) and Nasir, both freshmen in Philadelphia schools, though Bunny now attends Saint Sebastian's private school while Nasir still attends Whitman. They ...

    I can?t remember exactly how I heard of this book, but I vaguely remember it being described as YA Ghost, which is a fast way to get me to pick up anything. And with blurbs from Jeff Zentner and Carl Deuker? Now we?re talking. I don?t think I heard a ton about this on social medi...

    This is how you write a story from different POVs. ...

    By the end I just couldn't put it down. Sticky Note Review @ the (book) supplier http://thebooksupplier.com/2018/03/29... ...

    Bunny is our male protagonist who left his neighborhood high school to play basketball at a prestigious private school. When the gifted athlete says yes to the scholarship, many of his friends are not happy because they feel he is abandoning their neighborhood. Enter Nasir, Bunny's for...

    I am reaching my limit of books with African-American characters who live in bad neighborhoods and have to do desperate things or make horrible choices in order to try to get out of the bad neighborhood. I work with a lot of minority kids and I know they want to see themselves in book...

    This book was really good with the book switching perspectives every chapter from Bunny the all american basketball player who just switched schools so he has more of a chance of getting a scholar ship and hopefully making the NBA. His family is battling poverty and its making it reall...

    I have always loved reading books about basketball and its role in life. So far, I don't think there's been a better book than this one. It has been a while since a book could make my thoughts and feelings one with a character's. From start to finish, After The Shot Drops explores many...

    A gripping book about friends figuring out what they owe each other. What do you do when a friend makes it big and leaves you behind? How do you help a friend who keeps getting himself deeper and deeper into trouble? This story wrestles with these questions in such realistic and heartb...

    Like a great basketball game, this book is fast paced with lots of surprising turns that made it totally engrossing. There aren't many YA books that do this good a job exploring complicated male relationships. Ribay shows us the pressures put on Bunny and Nasir by their friends and fam...

    This was a good yalit read and would be especially good for young men who don't necessarily enjoy reading. It was high interest and engaging and explores how young men navigate making decisions which aren't popular, but absolutely necessary and how those decisions impact their close so...

    If you need another book as powerful as The Hate U Give, if you need a book with fantastic basketball, if you need a book about moving to a positive future without leaving everything in your past, if you need a book about decisions . . . basically if you need a book, you need this one....

    Friendship, future, decisions - this book has got it all. I could not put it down. ...

    So. Good. ...

    . ...

    I hate to get all cheesy and say it?s a slam dunk, but it is! This book is appealing as hell- it?s paced well, it?s thoughtful, and it?s great for discussion. ...

    Before I say anything I want to add that I'm just giving my honest opinion here. it's nothing against the author. I hope to read more of his work because I did like the premise of the story. I was really excited going into this book but, unfortunately, it didn't reach my expectation...

    Suspenseful, rhythmical, and relevant to young men of color, Ribay intersects themes of friendship, loyalty, self identify, and self determination in this novel. While the basketball scenes are nail biters, Bunny's story is much more so. I read this cover to cover during a flight, and ...

    Going to a private school can lead to a disruption on friendships no matter the reason for changing schools, but in this case it's not just the idea that Bunny has going to the "rich" school that upsets Nasir, it's also that he's left their basketball team for a better funded one, whic...

  • Susannah Goldstein
    May 02, 2018

    Bunny and Nasir used to be best friends, and a great team on the basketball court, too. But then Bunny got a scholarship to a private academy to play ball for them, while Nasir is still stuck at public school, hanging out with his questionable cousin Wallace. Now they're estranged, and...

    Hey, I wrote this book, too! ...

    Have they read Slam, The Hate U Give, Hooper, All American Boys, or The Crossover? After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay brings an amazing cast of complex characters together and tackles important topics like friendship, loyalty, identity, and privilege in a way that will be sure to reso...

    A gripping, heart-pounding story with incredible characters who were complex and funny and heartbreaking and real. I wanted to underline so many lines, and I wanted to stay in Bunny and Nasir's world forever. Suspenseful, powerful, complicated and deeply moving. ...

    A sports book with such complexity. One of the best I?ve read in awhile! ...

    This books was really, really good. I didn't know much about it going into it, other than the fact that it featured basketball in some way, but it completely blew me away. I'd totally recommend this. ...

    Paired pretty closely with my first reading of All American Boys, this book is very similar in style, though centered on slightly different themes. There's not so much to do with police brutality here, and the two narrators are far more closely connected than Reynolds and Kiley's, bein...

    I want it. I want it noooow. ...

    After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay was something I chose to screen for my class library. It has two narrators, Bunny (Benedict Thompson) and Nasir, both freshmen in Philadelphia schools, though Bunny now attends Saint Sebastian's private school while Nasir still attends Whitman. They ...

    I can?t remember exactly how I heard of this book, but I vaguely remember it being described as YA Ghost, which is a fast way to get me to pick up anything. And with blurbs from Jeff Zentner and Carl Deuker? Now we?re talking. I don?t think I heard a ton about this on social medi...

    This is how you write a story from different POVs. ...

    By the end I just couldn't put it down. Sticky Note Review @ the (book) supplier http://thebooksupplier.com/2018/03/29... ...

    Bunny is our male protagonist who left his neighborhood high school to play basketball at a prestigious private school. When the gifted athlete says yes to the scholarship, many of his friends are not happy because they feel he is abandoning their neighborhood. Enter Nasir, Bunny's for...

    I am reaching my limit of books with African-American characters who live in bad neighborhoods and have to do desperate things or make horrible choices in order to try to get out of the bad neighborhood. I work with a lot of minority kids and I know they want to see themselves in book...

    This book was really good with the book switching perspectives every chapter from Bunny the all american basketball player who just switched schools so he has more of a chance of getting a scholar ship and hopefully making the NBA. His family is battling poverty and its making it reall...

    I have always loved reading books about basketball and its role in life. So far, I don't think there's been a better book than this one. It has been a while since a book could make my thoughts and feelings one with a character's. From start to finish, After The Shot Drops explores many...

    A gripping book about friends figuring out what they owe each other. What do you do when a friend makes it big and leaves you behind? How do you help a friend who keeps getting himself deeper and deeper into trouble? This story wrestles with these questions in such realistic and heartb...

    Like a great basketball game, this book is fast paced with lots of surprising turns that made it totally engrossing. There aren't many YA books that do this good a job exploring complicated male relationships. Ribay shows us the pressures put on Bunny and Nasir by their friends and fam...

    This was a good yalit read and would be especially good for young men who don't necessarily enjoy reading. It was high interest and engaging and explores how young men navigate making decisions which aren't popular, but absolutely necessary and how those decisions impact their close so...

    If you need another book as powerful as The Hate U Give, if you need a book with fantastic basketball, if you need a book about moving to a positive future without leaving everything in your past, if you need a book about decisions . . . basically if you need a book, you need this one....

    Friendship, future, decisions - this book has got it all. I could not put it down. ...

    So. Good. ...

    . ...

    I hate to get all cheesy and say it?s a slam dunk, but it is! This book is appealing as hell- it?s paced well, it?s thoughtful, and it?s great for discussion. ...

  • Randy
    Jul 19, 2016

    Bunny and Nasir used to be best friends, and a great team on the basketball court, too. But then Bunny got a scholarship to a private academy to play ball for them, while Nasir is still stuck at public school, hanging out with his questionable cousin Wallace. Now they're estranged, and...

    Hey, I wrote this book, too! ...

  • kelly
    May 31, 2018

    Bunny and Nasir used to be best friends, and a great team on the basketball court, too. But then Bunny got a scholarship to a private academy to play ball for them, while Nasir is still stuck at public school, hanging out with his questionable cousin Wallace. Now they're estranged, and...

    Hey, I wrote this book, too! ...

    Have they read Slam, The Hate U Give, Hooper, All American Boys, or The Crossover? After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay brings an amazing cast of complex characters together and tackles important topics like friendship, loyalty, identity, and privilege in a way that will be sure to reso...

    A gripping, heart-pounding story with incredible characters who were complex and funny and heartbreaking and real. I wanted to underline so many lines, and I wanted to stay in Bunny and Nasir's world forever. Suspenseful, powerful, complicated and deeply moving. ...

    A sports book with such complexity. One of the best I?ve read in awhile! ...

    This books was really, really good. I didn't know much about it going into it, other than the fact that it featured basketball in some way, but it completely blew me away. I'd totally recommend this. ...

    Paired pretty closely with my first reading of All American Boys, this book is very similar in style, though centered on slightly different themes. There's not so much to do with police brutality here, and the two narrators are far more closely connected than Reynolds and Kiley's, bein...

    I want it. I want it noooow. ...

    After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay was something I chose to screen for my class library. It has two narrators, Bunny (Benedict Thompson) and Nasir, both freshmen in Philadelphia schools, though Bunny now attends Saint Sebastian's private school while Nasir still attends Whitman. They ...

    I can?t remember exactly how I heard of this book, but I vaguely remember it being described as YA Ghost, which is a fast way to get me to pick up anything. And with blurbs from Jeff Zentner and Carl Deuker? Now we?re talking. I don?t think I heard a ton about this on social medi...

    This is how you write a story from different POVs. ...

    By the end I just couldn't put it down. Sticky Note Review @ the (book) supplier http://thebooksupplier.com/2018/03/29... ...

    Bunny is our male protagonist who left his neighborhood high school to play basketball at a prestigious private school. When the gifted athlete says yes to the scholarship, many of his friends are not happy because they feel he is abandoning their neighborhood. Enter Nasir, Bunny's for...

    I am reaching my limit of books with African-American characters who live in bad neighborhoods and have to do desperate things or make horrible choices in order to try to get out of the bad neighborhood. I work with a lot of minority kids and I know they want to see themselves in book...

    This book was really good with the book switching perspectives every chapter from Bunny the all american basketball player who just switched schools so he has more of a chance of getting a scholar ship and hopefully making the NBA. His family is battling poverty and its making it reall...

    I have always loved reading books about basketball and its role in life. So far, I don't think there's been a better book than this one. It has been a while since a book could make my thoughts and feelings one with a character's. From start to finish, After The Shot Drops explores many...

    A gripping book about friends figuring out what they owe each other. What do you do when a friend makes it big and leaves you behind? How do you help a friend who keeps getting himself deeper and deeper into trouble? This story wrestles with these questions in such realistic and heartb...

    Like a great basketball game, this book is fast paced with lots of surprising turns that made it totally engrossing. There aren't many YA books that do this good a job exploring complicated male relationships. Ribay shows us the pressures put on Bunny and Nasir by their friends and fam...

    This was a good yalit read and would be especially good for young men who don't necessarily enjoy reading. It was high interest and engaging and explores how young men navigate making decisions which aren't popular, but absolutely necessary and how those decisions impact their close so...

    If you need another book as powerful as The Hate U Give, if you need a book with fantastic basketball, if you need a book about moving to a positive future without leaving everything in your past, if you need a book about decisions . . . basically if you need a book, you need this one....

    Friendship, future, decisions - this book has got it all. I could not put it down. ...

    So. Good. ...

    . ...

    I hate to get all cheesy and say it?s a slam dunk, but it is! This book is appealing as hell- it?s paced well, it?s thoughtful, and it?s great for discussion. ...

    Before I say anything I want to add that I'm just giving my honest opinion here. it's nothing against the author. I hope to read more of his work because I did like the premise of the story. I was really excited going into this book but, unfortunately, it didn't reach my expectation...

    Suspenseful, rhythmical, and relevant to young men of color, Ribay intersects themes of friendship, loyalty, self identify, and self determination in this novel. While the basketball scenes are nail biters, Bunny's story is much more so. I read this cover to cover during a flight, and ...

    Going to a private school can lead to a disruption on friendships no matter the reason for changing schools, but in this case it's not just the idea that Bunny has going to the "rich" school that upsets Nasir, it's also that he's left their basketball team for a better funded one, whic...

    I think this is one of those books that will resonate with some readers more than others, and while the message and ideas were important, I don't think this was a book that worked for me. Thanks so much to Raincoast Books for sending me an ARC of this book for an honest review, as a...

    First published on Mass Consternation. I received this book for free from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. If you've read my other reviews, you'll know that if it's bad, I'll say so, regardless of how I received the book. I felt physically uncomfortable reading After ...

    "After the Shot Drops" is the story of two friends, Bunny (affectionately named so because he's got 'hops') and Nasir. When the novel begins, Nasir and Bunny are not on speaking terms, mostly because Bunny has recently transferred to an upper crust private school to play basketball wit...

  • Amy
    Jun 21, 2018

    Bunny and Nasir used to be best friends, and a great team on the basketball court, too. But then Bunny got a scholarship to a private academy to play ball for them, while Nasir is still stuck at public school, hanging out with his questionable cousin Wallace. Now they're estranged, and...

    Hey, I wrote this book, too! ...

    Have they read Slam, The Hate U Give, Hooper, All American Boys, or The Crossover? After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay brings an amazing cast of complex characters together and tackles important topics like friendship, loyalty, identity, and privilege in a way that will be sure to reso...

    A gripping, heart-pounding story with incredible characters who were complex and funny and heartbreaking and real. I wanted to underline so many lines, and I wanted to stay in Bunny and Nasir's world forever. Suspenseful, powerful, complicated and deeply moving. ...

    A sports book with such complexity. One of the best I?ve read in awhile! ...

    This books was really, really good. I didn't know much about it going into it, other than the fact that it featured basketball in some way, but it completely blew me away. I'd totally recommend this. ...

    Paired pretty closely with my first reading of All American Boys, this book is very similar in style, though centered on slightly different themes. There's not so much to do with police brutality here, and the two narrators are far more closely connected than Reynolds and Kiley's, bein...

    I want it. I want it noooow. ...

    After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay was something I chose to screen for my class library. It has two narrators, Bunny (Benedict Thompson) and Nasir, both freshmen in Philadelphia schools, though Bunny now attends Saint Sebastian's private school while Nasir still attends Whitman. They ...

    I can?t remember exactly how I heard of this book, but I vaguely remember it being described as YA Ghost, which is a fast way to get me to pick up anything. And with blurbs from Jeff Zentner and Carl Deuker? Now we?re talking. I don?t think I heard a ton about this on social medi...

  • Hoover Public Library Kids and Teens
    Apr 18, 2018

    Bunny and Nasir used to be best friends, and a great team on the basketball court, too. But then Bunny got a scholarship to a private academy to play ball for them, while Nasir is still stuck at public school, hanging out with his questionable cousin Wallace. Now they're estranged, and...

    Hey, I wrote this book, too! ...

    Have they read Slam, The Hate U Give, Hooper, All American Boys, or The Crossover? After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay brings an amazing cast of complex characters together and tackles important topics like friendship, loyalty, identity, and privilege in a way that will be sure to reso...

    A gripping, heart-pounding story with incredible characters who were complex and funny and heartbreaking and real. I wanted to underline so many lines, and I wanted to stay in Bunny and Nasir's world forever. Suspenseful, powerful, complicated and deeply moving. ...

    A sports book with such complexity. One of the best I?ve read in awhile! ...

    This books was really, really good. I didn't know much about it going into it, other than the fact that it featured basketball in some way, but it completely blew me away. I'd totally recommend this. ...

    Paired pretty closely with my first reading of All American Boys, this book is very similar in style, though centered on slightly different themes. There's not so much to do with police brutality here, and the two narrators are far more closely connected than Reynolds and Kiley's, bein...

    I want it. I want it noooow. ...

    After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay was something I chose to screen for my class library. It has two narrators, Bunny (Benedict Thompson) and Nasir, both freshmen in Philadelphia schools, though Bunny now attends Saint Sebastian's private school while Nasir still attends Whitman. They ...

    I can?t remember exactly how I heard of this book, but I vaguely remember it being described as YA Ghost, which is a fast way to get me to pick up anything. And with blurbs from Jeff Zentner and Carl Deuker? Now we?re talking. I don?t think I heard a ton about this on social medi...

    This is how you write a story from different POVs. ...

    By the end I just couldn't put it down. Sticky Note Review @ the (book) supplier http://thebooksupplier.com/2018/03/29... ...

    Bunny is our male protagonist who left his neighborhood high school to play basketball at a prestigious private school. When the gifted athlete says yes to the scholarship, many of his friends are not happy because they feel he is abandoning their neighborhood. Enter Nasir, Bunny's for...

    I am reaching my limit of books with African-American characters who live in bad neighborhoods and have to do desperate things or make horrible choices in order to try to get out of the bad neighborhood. I work with a lot of minority kids and I know they want to see themselves in book...

    This book was really good with the book switching perspectives every chapter from Bunny the all american basketball player who just switched schools so he has more of a chance of getting a scholar ship and hopefully making the NBA. His family is battling poverty and its making it reall...

    I have always loved reading books about basketball and its role in life. So far, I don't think there's been a better book than this one. It has been a while since a book could make my thoughts and feelings one with a character's. From start to finish, After The Shot Drops explores many...

    A gripping book about friends figuring out what they owe each other. What do you do when a friend makes it big and leaves you behind? How do you help a friend who keeps getting himself deeper and deeper into trouble? This story wrestles with these questions in such realistic and heartb...

    Like a great basketball game, this book is fast paced with lots of surprising turns that made it totally engrossing. There aren't many YA books that do this good a job exploring complicated male relationships. Ribay shows us the pressures put on Bunny and Nasir by their friends and fam...

    This was a good yalit read and would be especially good for young men who don't necessarily enjoy reading. It was high interest and engaging and explores how young men navigate making decisions which aren't popular, but absolutely necessary and how those decisions impact their close so...

    If you need another book as powerful as The Hate U Give, if you need a book with fantastic basketball, if you need a book about moving to a positive future without leaving everything in your past, if you need a book about decisions . . . basically if you need a book, you need this one....

  • the (book) supplier
    Mar 29, 2018

    Bunny and Nasir used to be best friends, and a great team on the basketball court, too. But then Bunny got a scholarship to a private academy to play ball for them, while Nasir is still stuck at public school, hanging out with his questionable cousin Wallace. Now they're estranged, and...

    Hey, I wrote this book, too! ...

    Have they read Slam, The Hate U Give, Hooper, All American Boys, or The Crossover? After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay brings an amazing cast of complex characters together and tackles important topics like friendship, loyalty, identity, and privilege in a way that will be sure to reso...

    A gripping, heart-pounding story with incredible characters who were complex and funny and heartbreaking and real. I wanted to underline so many lines, and I wanted to stay in Bunny and Nasir's world forever. Suspenseful, powerful, complicated and deeply moving. ...

    A sports book with such complexity. One of the best I?ve read in awhile! ...

    This books was really, really good. I didn't know much about it going into it, other than the fact that it featured basketball in some way, but it completely blew me away. I'd totally recommend this. ...

    Paired pretty closely with my first reading of All American Boys, this book is very similar in style, though centered on slightly different themes. There's not so much to do with police brutality here, and the two narrators are far more closely connected than Reynolds and Kiley's, bein...

    I want it. I want it noooow. ...

    After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay was something I chose to screen for my class library. It has two narrators, Bunny (Benedict Thompson) and Nasir, both freshmen in Philadelphia schools, though Bunny now attends Saint Sebastian's private school while Nasir still attends Whitman. They ...

    I can?t remember exactly how I heard of this book, but I vaguely remember it being described as YA Ghost, which is a fast way to get me to pick up anything. And with blurbs from Jeff Zentner and Carl Deuker? Now we?re talking. I don?t think I heard a ton about this on social medi...

    This is how you write a story from different POVs. ...

    By the end I just couldn't put it down. Sticky Note Review @ the (book) supplier http://thebooksupplier.com/2018/03/29... ...

  • Bianca Smith
    Feb 23, 2018

    Bunny and Nasir used to be best friends, and a great team on the basketball court, too. But then Bunny got a scholarship to a private academy to play ball for them, while Nasir is still stuck at public school, hanging out with his questionable cousin Wallace. Now they're estranged, and...

    Hey, I wrote this book, too! ...

    Have they read Slam, The Hate U Give, Hooper, All American Boys, or The Crossover? After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay brings an amazing cast of complex characters together and tackles important topics like friendship, loyalty, identity, and privilege in a way that will be sure to reso...

    A gripping, heart-pounding story with incredible characters who were complex and funny and heartbreaking and real. I wanted to underline so many lines, and I wanted to stay in Bunny and Nasir's world forever. Suspenseful, powerful, complicated and deeply moving. ...

    A sports book with such complexity. One of the best I?ve read in awhile! ...

    This books was really, really good. I didn't know much about it going into it, other than the fact that it featured basketball in some way, but it completely blew me away. I'd totally recommend this. ...

    Paired pretty closely with my first reading of All American Boys, this book is very similar in style, though centered on slightly different themes. There's not so much to do with police brutality here, and the two narrators are far more closely connected than Reynolds and Kiley's, bein...

    I want it. I want it noooow. ...

    After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay was something I chose to screen for my class library. It has two narrators, Bunny (Benedict Thompson) and Nasir, both freshmen in Philadelphia schools, though Bunny now attends Saint Sebastian's private school while Nasir still attends Whitman. They ...

    I can?t remember exactly how I heard of this book, but I vaguely remember it being described as YA Ghost, which is a fast way to get me to pick up anything. And with blurbs from Jeff Zentner and Carl Deuker? Now we?re talking. I don?t think I heard a ton about this on social medi...

    This is how you write a story from different POVs. ...

    By the end I just couldn't put it down. Sticky Note Review @ the (book) supplier http://thebooksupplier.com/2018/03/29... ...

    Bunny is our male protagonist who left his neighborhood high school to play basketball at a prestigious private school. When the gifted athlete says yes to the scholarship, many of his friends are not happy because they feel he is abandoning their neighborhood. Enter Nasir, Bunny's for...

    I am reaching my limit of books with African-American characters who live in bad neighborhoods and have to do desperate things or make horrible choices in order to try to get out of the bad neighborhood. I work with a lot of minority kids and I know they want to see themselves in book...

    This book was really good with the book switching perspectives every chapter from Bunny the all american basketball player who just switched schools so he has more of a chance of getting a scholar ship and hopefully making the NBA. His family is battling poverty and its making it reall...

    I have always loved reading books about basketball and its role in life. So far, I don't think there's been a better book than this one. It has been a while since a book could make my thoughts and feelings one with a character's. From start to finish, After The Shot Drops explores many...

    A gripping book about friends figuring out what they owe each other. What do you do when a friend makes it big and leaves you behind? How do you help a friend who keeps getting himself deeper and deeper into trouble? This story wrestles with these questions in such realistic and heartb...

    Like a great basketball game, this book is fast paced with lots of surprising turns that made it totally engrossing. There aren't many YA books that do this good a job exploring complicated male relationships. Ribay shows us the pressures put on Bunny and Nasir by their friends and fam...

    This was a good yalit read and would be especially good for young men who don't necessarily enjoy reading. It was high interest and engaging and explores how young men navigate making decisions which aren't popular, but absolutely necessary and how those decisions impact their close so...

    If you need another book as powerful as The Hate U Give, if you need a book with fantastic basketball, if you need a book about moving to a positive future without leaving everything in your past, if you need a book about decisions . . . basically if you need a book, you need this one....

    Friendship, future, decisions - this book has got it all. I could not put it down. ...

    So. Good. ...

    . ...

    I hate to get all cheesy and say it?s a slam dunk, but it is! This book is appealing as hell- it?s paced well, it?s thoughtful, and it?s great for discussion. ...

    Before I say anything I want to add that I'm just giving my honest opinion here. it's nothing against the author. I hope to read more of his work because I did like the premise of the story. I was really excited going into this book but, unfortunately, it didn't reach my expectation...

    Suspenseful, rhythmical, and relevant to young men of color, Ribay intersects themes of friendship, loyalty, self identify, and self determination in this novel. While the basketball scenes are nail biters, Bunny's story is much more so. I read this cover to cover during a flight, and ...

    Going to a private school can lead to a disruption on friendships no matter the reason for changing schools, but in this case it's not just the idea that Bunny has going to the "rich" school that upsets Nasir, it's also that he's left their basketball team for a better funded one, whic...

    I think this is one of those books that will resonate with some readers more than others, and while the message and ideas were important, I don't think this was a book that worked for me. Thanks so much to Raincoast Books for sending me an ARC of this book for an honest review, as a...

    First published on Mass Consternation. I received this book for free from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. If you've read my other reviews, you'll know that if it's bad, I'll say so, regardless of how I received the book. I felt physically uncomfortable reading After ...

  • Jackie
    Apr 13, 2018

    Bunny and Nasir used to be best friends, and a great team on the basketball court, too. But then Bunny got a scholarship to a private academy to play ball for them, while Nasir is still stuck at public school, hanging out with his questionable cousin Wallace. Now they're estranged, and...

    Hey, I wrote this book, too! ...

    Have they read Slam, The Hate U Give, Hooper, All American Boys, or The Crossover? After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay brings an amazing cast of complex characters together and tackles important topics like friendship, loyalty, identity, and privilege in a way that will be sure to reso...

    A gripping, heart-pounding story with incredible characters who were complex and funny and heartbreaking and real. I wanted to underline so many lines, and I wanted to stay in Bunny and Nasir's world forever. Suspenseful, powerful, complicated and deeply moving. ...

    A sports book with such complexity. One of the best I?ve read in awhile! ...

    This books was really, really good. I didn't know much about it going into it, other than the fact that it featured basketball in some way, but it completely blew me away. I'd totally recommend this. ...

    Paired pretty closely with my first reading of All American Boys, this book is very similar in style, though centered on slightly different themes. There's not so much to do with police brutality here, and the two narrators are far more closely connected than Reynolds and Kiley's, bein...

    I want it. I want it noooow. ...

    After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay was something I chose to screen for my class library. It has two narrators, Bunny (Benedict Thompson) and Nasir, both freshmen in Philadelphia schools, though Bunny now attends Saint Sebastian's private school while Nasir still attends Whitman. They ...

  • Gordon Jack
    Mar 27, 2018

    Bunny and Nasir used to be best friends, and a great team on the basketball court, too. But then Bunny got a scholarship to a private academy to play ball for them, while Nasir is still stuck at public school, hanging out with his questionable cousin Wallace. Now they're estranged, and...

    Hey, I wrote this book, too! ...

    Have they read Slam, The Hate U Give, Hooper, All American Boys, or The Crossover? After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay brings an amazing cast of complex characters together and tackles important topics like friendship, loyalty, identity, and privilege in a way that will be sure to reso...

    A gripping, heart-pounding story with incredible characters who were complex and funny and heartbreaking and real. I wanted to underline so many lines, and I wanted to stay in Bunny and Nasir's world forever. Suspenseful, powerful, complicated and deeply moving. ...

    A sports book with such complexity. One of the best I?ve read in awhile! ...

    This books was really, really good. I didn't know much about it going into it, other than the fact that it featured basketball in some way, but it completely blew me away. I'd totally recommend this. ...

    Paired pretty closely with my first reading of All American Boys, this book is very similar in style, though centered on slightly different themes. There's not so much to do with police brutality here, and the two narrators are far more closely connected than Reynolds and Kiley's, bein...

    I want it. I want it noooow. ...

    After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay was something I chose to screen for my class library. It has two narrators, Bunny (Benedict Thompson) and Nasir, both freshmen in Philadelphia schools, though Bunny now attends Saint Sebastian's private school while Nasir still attends Whitman. They ...

    I can?t remember exactly how I heard of this book, but I vaguely remember it being described as YA Ghost, which is a fast way to get me to pick up anything. And with blurbs from Jeff Zentner and Carl Deuker? Now we?re talking. I don?t think I heard a ton about this on social medi...

    This is how you write a story from different POVs. ...

    By the end I just couldn't put it down. Sticky Note Review @ the (book) supplier http://thebooksupplier.com/2018/03/29... ...

    Bunny is our male protagonist who left his neighborhood high school to play basketball at a prestigious private school. When the gifted athlete says yes to the scholarship, many of his friends are not happy because they feel he is abandoning their neighborhood. Enter Nasir, Bunny's for...

    I am reaching my limit of books with African-American characters who live in bad neighborhoods and have to do desperate things or make horrible choices in order to try to get out of the bad neighborhood. I work with a lot of minority kids and I know they want to see themselves in book...

    This book was really good with the book switching perspectives every chapter from Bunny the all american basketball player who just switched schools so he has more of a chance of getting a scholar ship and hopefully making the NBA. His family is battling poverty and its making it reall...

    I have always loved reading books about basketball and its role in life. So far, I don't think there's been a better book than this one. It has been a while since a book could make my thoughts and feelings one with a character's. From start to finish, After The Shot Drops explores many...

    A gripping book about friends figuring out what they owe each other. What do you do when a friend makes it big and leaves you behind? How do you help a friend who keeps getting himself deeper and deeper into trouble? This story wrestles with these questions in such realistic and heartb...

    Like a great basketball game, this book is fast paced with lots of surprising turns that made it totally engrossing. There aren't many YA books that do this good a job exploring complicated male relationships. Ribay shows us the pressures put on Bunny and Nasir by their friends and fam...

  • Michele Knott
    May 02, 2018

    Bunny and Nasir used to be best friends, and a great team on the basketball court, too. But then Bunny got a scholarship to a private academy to play ball for them, while Nasir is still stuck at public school, hanging out with his questionable cousin Wallace. Now they're estranged, and...

    Hey, I wrote this book, too! ...

    Have they read Slam, The Hate U Give, Hooper, All American Boys, or The Crossover? After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay brings an amazing cast of complex characters together and tackles important topics like friendship, loyalty, identity, and privilege in a way that will be sure to reso...

    A gripping, heart-pounding story with incredible characters who were complex and funny and heartbreaking and real. I wanted to underline so many lines, and I wanted to stay in Bunny and Nasir's world forever. Suspenseful, powerful, complicated and deeply moving. ...

    A sports book with such complexity. One of the best I?ve read in awhile! ...

    This books was really, really good. I didn't know much about it going into it, other than the fact that it featured basketball in some way, but it completely blew me away. I'd totally recommend this. ...

    Paired pretty closely with my first reading of All American Boys, this book is very similar in style, though centered on slightly different themes. There's not so much to do with police brutality here, and the two narrators are far more closely connected than Reynolds and Kiley's, bein...

    I want it. I want it noooow. ...

    After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay was something I chose to screen for my class library. It has two narrators, Bunny (Benedict Thompson) and Nasir, both freshmen in Philadelphia schools, though Bunny now attends Saint Sebastian's private school while Nasir still attends Whitman. They ...

    I can?t remember exactly how I heard of this book, but I vaguely remember it being described as YA Ghost, which is a fast way to get me to pick up anything. And with blurbs from Jeff Zentner and Carl Deuker? Now we?re talking. I don?t think I heard a ton about this on social medi...

    This is how you write a story from different POVs. ...

    By the end I just couldn't put it down. Sticky Note Review @ the (book) supplier http://thebooksupplier.com/2018/03/29... ...

    Bunny is our male protagonist who left his neighborhood high school to play basketball at a prestigious private school. When the gifted athlete says yes to the scholarship, many of his friends are not happy because they feel he is abandoning their neighborhood. Enter Nasir, Bunny's for...

    I am reaching my limit of books with African-American characters who live in bad neighborhoods and have to do desperate things or make horrible choices in order to try to get out of the bad neighborhood. I work with a lot of minority kids and I know they want to see themselves in book...

    This book was really good with the book switching perspectives every chapter from Bunny the all american basketball player who just switched schools so he has more of a chance of getting a scholar ship and hopefully making the NBA. His family is battling poverty and its making it reall...

    I have always loved reading books about basketball and its role in life. So far, I don't think there's been a better book than this one. It has been a while since a book could make my thoughts and feelings one with a character's. From start to finish, After The Shot Drops explores many...

    A gripping book about friends figuring out what they owe each other. What do you do when a friend makes it big and leaves you behind? How do you help a friend who keeps getting himself deeper and deeper into trouble? This story wrestles with these questions in such realistic and heartb...

    Like a great basketball game, this book is fast paced with lots of surprising turns that made it totally engrossing. There aren't many YA books that do this good a job exploring complicated male relationships. Ribay shows us the pressures put on Bunny and Nasir by their friends and fam...

    This was a good yalit read and would be especially good for young men who don't necessarily enjoy reading. It was high interest and engaging and explores how young men navigate making decisions which aren't popular, but absolutely necessary and how those decisions impact their close so...

    If you need another book as powerful as The Hate U Give, if you need a book with fantastic basketball, if you need a book about moving to a positive future without leaving everything in your past, if you need a book about decisions . . . basically if you need a book, you need this one....

    Friendship, future, decisions - this book has got it all. I could not put it down. ...

    So. Good. ...

  • Cynthia
    Apr 18, 2018

    Bunny and Nasir used to be best friends, and a great team on the basketball court, too. But then Bunny got a scholarship to a private academy to play ball for them, while Nasir is still stuck at public school, hanging out with his questionable cousin Wallace. Now they're estranged, and...

    Hey, I wrote this book, too! ...

    Have they read Slam, The Hate U Give, Hooper, All American Boys, or The Crossover? After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay brings an amazing cast of complex characters together and tackles important topics like friendship, loyalty, identity, and privilege in a way that will be sure to reso...

    A gripping, heart-pounding story with incredible characters who were complex and funny and heartbreaking and real. I wanted to underline so many lines, and I wanted to stay in Bunny and Nasir's world forever. Suspenseful, powerful, complicated and deeply moving. ...

    A sports book with such complexity. One of the best I?ve read in awhile! ...

    This books was really, really good. I didn't know much about it going into it, other than the fact that it featured basketball in some way, but it completely blew me away. I'd totally recommend this. ...

    Paired pretty closely with my first reading of All American Boys, this book is very similar in style, though centered on slightly different themes. There's not so much to do with police brutality here, and the two narrators are far more closely connected than Reynolds and Kiley's, bein...

    I want it. I want it noooow. ...

    After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay was something I chose to screen for my class library. It has two narrators, Bunny (Benedict Thompson) and Nasir, both freshmen in Philadelphia schools, though Bunny now attends Saint Sebastian's private school while Nasir still attends Whitman. They ...

    I can?t remember exactly how I heard of this book, but I vaguely remember it being described as YA Ghost, which is a fast way to get me to pick up anything. And with blurbs from Jeff Zentner and Carl Deuker? Now we?re talking. I don?t think I heard a ton about this on social medi...

    This is how you write a story from different POVs. ...

    By the end I just couldn't put it down. Sticky Note Review @ the (book) supplier http://thebooksupplier.com/2018/03/29... ...

    Bunny is our male protagonist who left his neighborhood high school to play basketball at a prestigious private school. When the gifted athlete says yes to the scholarship, many of his friends are not happy because they feel he is abandoning their neighborhood. Enter Nasir, Bunny's for...

    I am reaching my limit of books with African-American characters who live in bad neighborhoods and have to do desperate things or make horrible choices in order to try to get out of the bad neighborhood. I work with a lot of minority kids and I know they want to see themselves in book...

    This book was really good with the book switching perspectives every chapter from Bunny the all american basketball player who just switched schools so he has more of a chance of getting a scholar ship and hopefully making the NBA. His family is battling poverty and its making it reall...

    I have always loved reading books about basketball and its role in life. So far, I don't think there's been a better book than this one. It has been a while since a book could make my thoughts and feelings one with a character's. From start to finish, After The Shot Drops explores many...

    A gripping book about friends figuring out what they owe each other. What do you do when a friend makes it big and leaves you behind? How do you help a friend who keeps getting himself deeper and deeper into trouble? This story wrestles with these questions in such realistic and heartb...

    Like a great basketball game, this book is fast paced with lots of surprising turns that made it totally engrossing. There aren't many YA books that do this good a job exploring complicated male relationships. Ribay shows us the pressures put on Bunny and Nasir by their friends and fam...

    This was a good yalit read and would be especially good for young men who don't necessarily enjoy reading. It was high interest and engaging and explores how young men navigate making decisions which aren't popular, but absolutely necessary and how those decisions impact their close so...

  • Ricky
    May 03, 2018

    Bunny and Nasir used to be best friends, and a great team on the basketball court, too. But then Bunny got a scholarship to a private academy to play ball for them, while Nasir is still stuck at public school, hanging out with his questionable cousin Wallace. Now they're estranged, and...

    Hey, I wrote this book, too! ...

    Have they read Slam, The Hate U Give, Hooper, All American Boys, or The Crossover? After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay brings an amazing cast of complex characters together and tackles important topics like friendship, loyalty, identity, and privilege in a way that will be sure to reso...

    A gripping, heart-pounding story with incredible characters who were complex and funny and heartbreaking and real. I wanted to underline so many lines, and I wanted to stay in Bunny and Nasir's world forever. Suspenseful, powerful, complicated and deeply moving. ...

    A sports book with such complexity. One of the best I?ve read in awhile! ...

    This books was really, really good. I didn't know much about it going into it, other than the fact that it featured basketball in some way, but it completely blew me away. I'd totally recommend this. ...

    Paired pretty closely with my first reading of All American Boys, this book is very similar in style, though centered on slightly different themes. There's not so much to do with police brutality here, and the two narrators are far more closely connected than Reynolds and Kiley's, bein...

  • Bee {Quite the Novel Idea}
    Jul 19, 2016

    Bunny and Nasir used to be best friends, and a great team on the basketball court, too. But then Bunny got a scholarship to a private academy to play ball for them, while Nasir is still stuck at public school, hanging out with his questionable cousin Wallace. Now they're estranged, and...

    Hey, I wrote this book, too! ...

    Have they read Slam, The Hate U Give, Hooper, All American Boys, or The Crossover? After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay brings an amazing cast of complex characters together and tackles important topics like friendship, loyalty, identity, and privilege in a way that will be sure to reso...

    A gripping, heart-pounding story with incredible characters who were complex and funny and heartbreaking and real. I wanted to underline so many lines, and I wanted to stay in Bunny and Nasir's world forever. Suspenseful, powerful, complicated and deeply moving. ...

    A sports book with such complexity. One of the best I?ve read in awhile! ...

    This books was really, really good. I didn't know much about it going into it, other than the fact that it featured basketball in some way, but it completely blew me away. I'd totally recommend this. ...

    Paired pretty closely with my first reading of All American Boys, this book is very similar in style, though centered on slightly different themes. There's not so much to do with police brutality here, and the two narrators are far more closely connected than Reynolds and Kiley's, bein...

    I want it. I want it noooow. ...

  • Lauren
    Apr 16, 2018

    Bunny and Nasir used to be best friends, and a great team on the basketball court, too. But then Bunny got a scholarship to a private academy to play ball for them, while Nasir is still stuck at public school, hanging out with his questionable cousin Wallace. Now they're estranged, and...

    Hey, I wrote this book, too! ...

    Have they read Slam, The Hate U Give, Hooper, All American Boys, or The Crossover? After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay brings an amazing cast of complex characters together and tackles important topics like friendship, loyalty, identity, and privilege in a way that will be sure to reso...

    A gripping, heart-pounding story with incredible characters who were complex and funny and heartbreaking and real. I wanted to underline so many lines, and I wanted to stay in Bunny and Nasir's world forever. Suspenseful, powerful, complicated and deeply moving. ...

    A sports book with such complexity. One of the best I?ve read in awhile! ...

    This books was really, really good. I didn't know much about it going into it, other than the fact that it featured basketball in some way, but it completely blew me away. I'd totally recommend this. ...

    Paired pretty closely with my first reading of All American Boys, this book is very similar in style, though centered on slightly different themes. There's not so much to do with police brutality here, and the two narrators are far more closely connected than Reynolds and Kiley's, bein...

    I want it. I want it noooow. ...

    After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay was something I chose to screen for my class library. It has two narrators, Bunny (Benedict Thompson) and Nasir, both freshmen in Philadelphia schools, though Bunny now attends Saint Sebastian's private school while Nasir still attends Whitman. They ...

    I can?t remember exactly how I heard of this book, but I vaguely remember it being described as YA Ghost, which is a fast way to get me to pick up anything. And with blurbs from Jeff Zentner and Carl Deuker? Now we?re talking. I don?t think I heard a ton about this on social medi...

    This is how you write a story from different POVs. ...

  • USOM
    Mar 07, 2018

    Bunny and Nasir used to be best friends, and a great team on the basketball court, too. But then Bunny got a scholarship to a private academy to play ball for them, while Nasir is still stuck at public school, hanging out with his questionable cousin Wallace. Now they're estranged, and...

    Hey, I wrote this book, too! ...

    Have they read Slam, The Hate U Give, Hooper, All American Boys, or The Crossover? After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay brings an amazing cast of complex characters together and tackles important topics like friendship, loyalty, identity, and privilege in a way that will be sure to reso...

    A gripping, heart-pounding story with incredible characters who were complex and funny and heartbreaking and real. I wanted to underline so many lines, and I wanted to stay in Bunny and Nasir's world forever. Suspenseful, powerful, complicated and deeply moving. ...

    A sports book with such complexity. One of the best I?ve read in awhile! ...

    This books was really, really good. I didn't know much about it going into it, other than the fact that it featured basketball in some way, but it completely blew me away. I'd totally recommend this. ...

    Paired pretty closely with my first reading of All American Boys, this book is very similar in style, though centered on slightly different themes. There's not so much to do with police brutality here, and the two narrators are far more closely connected than Reynolds and Kiley's, bein...

    I want it. I want it noooow. ...

    After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay was something I chose to screen for my class library. It has two narrators, Bunny (Benedict Thompson) and Nasir, both freshmen in Philadelphia schools, though Bunny now attends Saint Sebastian's private school while Nasir still attends Whitman. They ...

    I can?t remember exactly how I heard of this book, but I vaguely remember it being described as YA Ghost, which is a fast way to get me to pick up anything. And with blurbs from Jeff Zentner and Carl Deuker? Now we?re talking. I don?t think I heard a ton about this on social medi...

    This is how you write a story from different POVs. ...

    By the end I just couldn't put it down. Sticky Note Review @ the (book) supplier http://thebooksupplier.com/2018/03/29... ...

    Bunny is our male protagonist who left his neighborhood high school to play basketball at a prestigious private school. When the gifted athlete says yes to the scholarship, many of his friends are not happy because they feel he is abandoning their neighborhood. Enter Nasir, Bunny's for...

    I am reaching my limit of books with African-American characters who live in bad neighborhoods and have to do desperate things or make horrible choices in order to try to get out of the bad neighborhood. I work with a lot of minority kids and I know they want to see themselves in book...

    This book was really good with the book switching perspectives every chapter from Bunny the all american basketball player who just switched schools so he has more of a chance of getting a scholar ship and hopefully making the NBA. His family is battling poverty and its making it reall...

    I have always loved reading books about basketball and its role in life. So far, I don't think there's been a better book than this one. It has been a while since a book could make my thoughts and feelings one with a character's. From start to finish, After The Shot Drops explores many...

    A gripping book about friends figuring out what they owe each other. What do you do when a friend makes it big and leaves you behind? How do you help a friend who keeps getting himself deeper and deeper into trouble? This story wrestles with these questions in such realistic and heartb...

    Like a great basketball game, this book is fast paced with lots of surprising turns that made it totally engrossing. There aren't many YA books that do this good a job exploring complicated male relationships. Ribay shows us the pressures put on Bunny and Nasir by their friends and fam...

    This was a good yalit read and would be especially good for young men who don't necessarily enjoy reading. It was high interest and engaging and explores how young men navigate making decisions which aren't popular, but absolutely necessary and how those decisions impact their close so...

    If you need another book as powerful as The Hate U Give, if you need a book with fantastic basketball, if you need a book about moving to a positive future without leaving everything in your past, if you need a book about decisions . . . basically if you need a book, you need this one....

    Friendship, future, decisions - this book has got it all. I could not put it down. ...

    So. Good. ...

    . ...

  • Eilonwy
    Jul 04, 2018

    Bunny and Nasir used to be best friends, and a great team on the basketball court, too. But then Bunny got a scholarship to a private academy to play ball for them, while Nasir is still stuck at public school, hanging out with his questionable cousin Wallace. Now they're estranged, and...

  • Michael Miranda
    Jun 12, 2018

    Bunny and Nasir used to be best friends, and a great team on the basketball court, too. But then Bunny got a scholarship to a private academy to play ball for them, while Nasir is still stuck at public school, hanging out with his questionable cousin Wallace. Now they're estranged, and...

    Hey, I wrote this book, too! ...

    Have they read Slam, The Hate U Give, Hooper, All American Boys, or The Crossover? After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay brings an amazing cast of complex characters together and tackles important topics like friendship, loyalty, identity, and privilege in a way that will be sure to reso...

    A gripping, heart-pounding story with incredible characters who were complex and funny and heartbreaking and real. I wanted to underline so many lines, and I wanted to stay in Bunny and Nasir's world forever. Suspenseful, powerful, complicated and deeply moving. ...

    A sports book with such complexity. One of the best I?ve read in awhile! ...

    This books was really, really good. I didn't know much about it going into it, other than the fact that it featured basketball in some way, but it completely blew me away. I'd totally recommend this. ...

    Paired pretty closely with my first reading of All American Boys, this book is very similar in style, though centered on slightly different themes. There's not so much to do with police brutality here, and the two narrators are far more closely connected than Reynolds and Kiley's, bein...

    I want it. I want it noooow. ...

    After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay was something I chose to screen for my class library. It has two narrators, Bunny (Benedict Thompson) and Nasir, both freshmen in Philadelphia schools, though Bunny now attends Saint Sebastian's private school while Nasir still attends Whitman. They ...

    I can?t remember exactly how I heard of this book, but I vaguely remember it being described as YA Ghost, which is a fast way to get me to pick up anything. And with blurbs from Jeff Zentner and Carl Deuker? Now we?re talking. I don?t think I heard a ton about this on social medi...

    This is how you write a story from different POVs. ...

    By the end I just couldn't put it down. Sticky Note Review @ the (book) supplier http://thebooksupplier.com/2018/03/29... ...

    Bunny is our male protagonist who left his neighborhood high school to play basketball at a prestigious private school. When the gifted athlete says yes to the scholarship, many of his friends are not happy because they feel he is abandoning their neighborhood. Enter Nasir, Bunny's for...

    I am reaching my limit of books with African-American characters who live in bad neighborhoods and have to do desperate things or make horrible choices in order to try to get out of the bad neighborhood. I work with a lot of minority kids and I know they want to see themselves in book...

    This book was really good with the book switching perspectives every chapter from Bunny the all american basketball player who just switched schools so he has more of a chance of getting a scholar ship and hopefully making the NBA. His family is battling poverty and its making it reall...

    I have always loved reading books about basketball and its role in life. So far, I don't think there's been a better book than this one. It has been a while since a book could make my thoughts and feelings one with a character's. From start to finish, After The Shot Drops explores many...

    A gripping book about friends figuring out what they owe each other. What do you do when a friend makes it big and leaves you behind? How do you help a friend who keeps getting himself deeper and deeper into trouble? This story wrestles with these questions in such realistic and heartb...

    Like a great basketball game, this book is fast paced with lots of surprising turns that made it totally engrossing. There aren't many YA books that do this good a job exploring complicated male relationships. Ribay shows us the pressures put on Bunny and Nasir by their friends and fam...

    This was a good yalit read and would be especially good for young men who don't necessarily enjoy reading. It was high interest and engaging and explores how young men navigate making decisions which aren't popular, but absolutely necessary and how those decisions impact their close so...

    If you need another book as powerful as The Hate U Give, if you need a book with fantastic basketball, if you need a book about moving to a positive future without leaving everything in your past, if you need a book about decisions . . . basically if you need a book, you need this one....

    Friendship, future, decisions - this book has got it all. I could not put it down. ...

    So. Good. ...

    . ...

    I hate to get all cheesy and say it?s a slam dunk, but it is! This book is appealing as hell- it?s paced well, it?s thoughtful, and it?s great for discussion. ...

    Before I say anything I want to add that I'm just giving my honest opinion here. it's nothing against the author. I hope to read more of his work because I did like the premise of the story. I was really excited going into this book but, unfortunately, it didn't reach my expectation...

    Suspenseful, rhythmical, and relevant to young men of color, Ribay intersects themes of friendship, loyalty, self identify, and self determination in this novel. While the basketball scenes are nail biters, Bunny's story is much more so. I read this cover to cover during a flight, and ...

  • Melanie
    Jun 10, 2018

    Bunny and Nasir used to be best friends, and a great team on the basketball court, too. But then Bunny got a scholarship to a private academy to play ball for them, while Nasir is still stuck at public school, hanging out with his questionable cousin Wallace. Now they're estranged, and...

    Hey, I wrote this book, too! ...

    Have they read Slam, The Hate U Give, Hooper, All American Boys, or The Crossover? After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay brings an amazing cast of complex characters together and tackles important topics like friendship, loyalty, identity, and privilege in a way that will be sure to reso...

    A gripping, heart-pounding story with incredible characters who were complex and funny and heartbreaking and real. I wanted to underline so many lines, and I wanted to stay in Bunny and Nasir's world forever. Suspenseful, powerful, complicated and deeply moving. ...

    A sports book with such complexity. One of the best I?ve read in awhile! ...

    This books was really, really good. I didn't know much about it going into it, other than the fact that it featured basketball in some way, but it completely blew me away. I'd totally recommend this. ...

    Paired pretty closely with my first reading of All American Boys, this book is very similar in style, though centered on slightly different themes. There's not so much to do with police brutality here, and the two narrators are far more closely connected than Reynolds and Kiley's, bein...

    I want it. I want it noooow. ...

    After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay was something I chose to screen for my class library. It has two narrators, Bunny (Benedict Thompson) and Nasir, both freshmen in Philadelphia schools, though Bunny now attends Saint Sebastian's private school while Nasir still attends Whitman. They ...

    I can?t remember exactly how I heard of this book, but I vaguely remember it being described as YA Ghost, which is a fast way to get me to pick up anything. And with blurbs from Jeff Zentner and Carl Deuker? Now we?re talking. I don?t think I heard a ton about this on social medi...

    This is how you write a story from different POVs. ...

    By the end I just couldn't put it down. Sticky Note Review @ the (book) supplier http://thebooksupplier.com/2018/03/29... ...

    Bunny is our male protagonist who left his neighborhood high school to play basketball at a prestigious private school. When the gifted athlete says yes to the scholarship, many of his friends are not happy because they feel he is abandoning their neighborhood. Enter Nasir, Bunny's for...

    I am reaching my limit of books with African-American characters who live in bad neighborhoods and have to do desperate things or make horrible choices in order to try to get out of the bad neighborhood. I work with a lot of minority kids and I know they want to see themselves in book...

    This book was really good with the book switching perspectives every chapter from Bunny the all american basketball player who just switched schools so he has more of a chance of getting a scholar ship and hopefully making the NBA. His family is battling poverty and its making it reall...

    I have always loved reading books about basketball and its role in life. So far, I don't think there's been a better book than this one. It has been a while since a book could make my thoughts and feelings one with a character's. From start to finish, After The Shot Drops explores many...

    A gripping book about friends figuring out what they owe each other. What do you do when a friend makes it big and leaves you behind? How do you help a friend who keeps getting himself deeper and deeper into trouble? This story wrestles with these questions in such realistic and heartb...

    Like a great basketball game, this book is fast paced with lots of surprising turns that made it totally engrossing. There aren't many YA books that do this good a job exploring complicated male relationships. Ribay shows us the pressures put on Bunny and Nasir by their friends and fam...

    This was a good yalit read and would be especially good for young men who don't necessarily enjoy reading. It was high interest and engaging and explores how young men navigate making decisions which aren't popular, but absolutely necessary and how those decisions impact their close so...

    If you need another book as powerful as The Hate U Give, if you need a book with fantastic basketball, if you need a book about moving to a positive future without leaving everything in your past, if you need a book about decisions . . . basically if you need a book, you need this one....

    Friendship, future, decisions - this book has got it all. I could not put it down. ...

  • Kelly Gilbert
    Nov 14, 2017

    Bunny and Nasir used to be best friends, and a great team on the basketball court, too. But then Bunny got a scholarship to a private academy to play ball for them, while Nasir is still stuck at public school, hanging out with his questionable cousin Wallace. Now they're estranged, and...

    Hey, I wrote this book, too! ...

    Have they read Slam, The Hate U Give, Hooper, All American Boys, or The Crossover? After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay brings an amazing cast of complex characters together and tackles important topics like friendship, loyalty, identity, and privilege in a way that will be sure to reso...

    A gripping, heart-pounding story with incredible characters who were complex and funny and heartbreaking and real. I wanted to underline so many lines, and I wanted to stay in Bunny and Nasir's world forever. Suspenseful, powerful, complicated and deeply moving. ...

  • Lorraine McCullough
    Jun 13, 2018

    Bunny and Nasir used to be best friends, and a great team on the basketball court, too. But then Bunny got a scholarship to a private academy to play ball for them, while Nasir is still stuck at public school, hanging out with his questionable cousin Wallace. Now they're estranged, and...

    Hey, I wrote this book, too! ...

    Have they read Slam, The Hate U Give, Hooper, All American Boys, or The Crossover? After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay brings an amazing cast of complex characters together and tackles important topics like friendship, loyalty, identity, and privilege in a way that will be sure to reso...

    A gripping, heart-pounding story with incredible characters who were complex and funny and heartbreaking and real. I wanted to underline so many lines, and I wanted to stay in Bunny and Nasir's world forever. Suspenseful, powerful, complicated and deeply moving. ...

    A sports book with such complexity. One of the best I?ve read in awhile! ...

    This books was really, really good. I didn't know much about it going into it, other than the fact that it featured basketball in some way, but it completely blew me away. I'd totally recommend this. ...

    Paired pretty closely with my first reading of All American Boys, this book is very similar in style, though centered on slightly different themes. There's not so much to do with police brutality here, and the two narrators are far more closely connected than Reynolds and Kiley's, bein...

    I want it. I want it noooow. ...

    After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay was something I chose to screen for my class library. It has two narrators, Bunny (Benedict Thompson) and Nasir, both freshmen in Philadelphia schools, though Bunny now attends Saint Sebastian's private school while Nasir still attends Whitman. They ...

    I can?t remember exactly how I heard of this book, but I vaguely remember it being described as YA Ghost, which is a fast way to get me to pick up anything. And with blurbs from Jeff Zentner and Carl Deuker? Now we?re talking. I don?t think I heard a ton about this on social medi...

    This is how you write a story from different POVs. ...

    By the end I just couldn't put it down. Sticky Note Review @ the (book) supplier http://thebooksupplier.com/2018/03/29... ...

    Bunny is our male protagonist who left his neighborhood high school to play basketball at a prestigious private school. When the gifted athlete says yes to the scholarship, many of his friends are not happy because they feel he is abandoning their neighborhood. Enter Nasir, Bunny's for...

  • Rhea
    Apr 13, 2018

    Bunny and Nasir used to be best friends, and a great team on the basketball court, too. But then Bunny got a scholarship to a private academy to play ball for them, while Nasir is still stuck at public school, hanging out with his questionable cousin Wallace. Now they're estranged, and...

    Hey, I wrote this book, too! ...

    Have they read Slam, The Hate U Give, Hooper, All American Boys, or The Crossover? After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay brings an amazing cast of complex characters together and tackles important topics like friendship, loyalty, identity, and privilege in a way that will be sure to reso...

    A gripping, heart-pounding story with incredible characters who were complex and funny and heartbreaking and real. I wanted to underline so many lines, and I wanted to stay in Bunny and Nasir's world forever. Suspenseful, powerful, complicated and deeply moving. ...

    A sports book with such complexity. One of the best I?ve read in awhile! ...

    This books was really, really good. I didn't know much about it going into it, other than the fact that it featured basketball in some way, but it completely blew me away. I'd totally recommend this. ...

    Paired pretty closely with my first reading of All American Boys, this book is very similar in style, though centered on slightly different themes. There's not so much to do with police brutality here, and the two narrators are far more closely connected than Reynolds and Kiley's, bein...

    I want it. I want it noooow. ...

    After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay was something I chose to screen for my class library. It has two narrators, Bunny (Benedict Thompson) and Nasir, both freshmen in Philadelphia schools, though Bunny now attends Saint Sebastian's private school while Nasir still attends Whitman. They ...

    I can?t remember exactly how I heard of this book, but I vaguely remember it being described as YA Ghost, which is a fast way to get me to pick up anything. And with blurbs from Jeff Zentner and Carl Deuker? Now we?re talking. I don?t think I heard a ton about this on social medi...

    This is how you write a story from different POVs. ...

    By the end I just couldn't put it down. Sticky Note Review @ the (book) supplier http://thebooksupplier.com/2018/03/29... ...

    Bunny is our male protagonist who left his neighborhood high school to play basketball at a prestigious private school. When the gifted athlete says yes to the scholarship, many of his friends are not happy because they feel he is abandoning their neighborhood. Enter Nasir, Bunny's for...

    I am reaching my limit of books with African-American characters who live in bad neighborhoods and have to do desperate things or make horrible choices in order to try to get out of the bad neighborhood. I work with a lot of minority kids and I know they want to see themselves in book...

    This book was really good with the book switching perspectives every chapter from Bunny the all american basketball player who just switched schools so he has more of a chance of getting a scholar ship and hopefully making the NBA. His family is battling poverty and its making it reall...

    I have always loved reading books about basketball and its role in life. So far, I don't think there's been a better book than this one. It has been a while since a book could make my thoughts and feelings one with a character's. From start to finish, After The Shot Drops explores many...

  • Ryley (Ryley Reads)
    Mar 04, 2018

    Bunny and Nasir used to be best friends, and a great team on the basketball court, too. But then Bunny got a scholarship to a private academy to play ball for them, while Nasir is still stuck at public school, hanging out with his questionable cousin Wallace. Now they're estranged, and...

    Hey, I wrote this book, too! ...

    Have they read Slam, The Hate U Give, Hooper, All American Boys, or The Crossover? After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay brings an amazing cast of complex characters together and tackles important topics like friendship, loyalty, identity, and privilege in a way that will be sure to reso...

    A gripping, heart-pounding story with incredible characters who were complex and funny and heartbreaking and real. I wanted to underline so many lines, and I wanted to stay in Bunny and Nasir's world forever. Suspenseful, powerful, complicated and deeply moving. ...

    A sports book with such complexity. One of the best I?ve read in awhile! ...

    This books was really, really good. I didn't know much about it going into it, other than the fact that it featured basketball in some way, but it completely blew me away. I'd totally recommend this. ...

    Paired pretty closely with my first reading of All American Boys, this book is very similar in style, though centered on slightly different themes. There's not so much to do with police brutality here, and the two narrators are far more closely connected than Reynolds and Kiley's, bein...

    I want it. I want it noooow. ...

    After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay was something I chose to screen for my class library. It has two narrators, Bunny (Benedict Thompson) and Nasir, both freshmen in Philadelphia schools, though Bunny now attends Saint Sebastian's private school while Nasir still attends Whitman. They ...

    I can?t remember exactly how I heard of this book, but I vaguely remember it being described as YA Ghost, which is a fast way to get me to pick up anything. And with blurbs from Jeff Zentner and Carl Deuker? Now we?re talking. I don?t think I heard a ton about this on social medi...

    This is how you write a story from different POVs. ...

    By the end I just couldn't put it down. Sticky Note Review @ the (book) supplier http://thebooksupplier.com/2018/03/29... ...

    Bunny is our male protagonist who left his neighborhood high school to play basketball at a prestigious private school. When the gifted athlete says yes to the scholarship, many of his friends are not happy because they feel he is abandoning their neighborhood. Enter Nasir, Bunny's for...

    I am reaching my limit of books with African-American characters who live in bad neighborhoods and have to do desperate things or make horrible choices in order to try to get out of the bad neighborhood. I work with a lot of minority kids and I know they want to see themselves in book...

    This book was really good with the book switching perspectives every chapter from Bunny the all american basketball player who just switched schools so he has more of a chance of getting a scholar ship and hopefully making the NBA. His family is battling poverty and its making it reall...

    I have always loved reading books about basketball and its role in life. So far, I don't think there's been a better book than this one. It has been a while since a book could make my thoughts and feelings one with a character's. From start to finish, After The Shot Drops explores many...

    A gripping book about friends figuring out what they owe each other. What do you do when a friend makes it big and leaves you behind? How do you help a friend who keeps getting himself deeper and deeper into trouble? This story wrestles with these questions in such realistic and heartb...

    Like a great basketball game, this book is fast paced with lots of surprising turns that made it totally engrossing. There aren't many YA books that do this good a job exploring complicated male relationships. Ribay shows us the pressures put on Bunny and Nasir by their friends and fam...

    This was a good yalit read and would be especially good for young men who don't necessarily enjoy reading. It was high interest and engaging and explores how young men navigate making decisions which aren't popular, but absolutely necessary and how those decisions impact their close so...

    If you need another book as powerful as The Hate U Give, if you need a book with fantastic basketball, if you need a book about moving to a positive future without leaving everything in your past, if you need a book about decisions . . . basically if you need a book, you need this one....

    Friendship, future, decisions - this book has got it all. I could not put it down. ...

    So. Good. ...

    . ...

    I hate to get all cheesy and say it?s a slam dunk, but it is! This book is appealing as hell- it?s paced well, it?s thoughtful, and it?s great for discussion. ...

    Before I say anything I want to add that I'm just giving my honest opinion here. it's nothing against the author. I hope to read more of his work because I did like the premise of the story. I was really excited going into this book but, unfortunately, it didn't reach my expectation...

    Suspenseful, rhythmical, and relevant to young men of color, Ribay intersects themes of friendship, loyalty, self identify, and self determination in this novel. While the basketball scenes are nail biters, Bunny's story is much more so. I read this cover to cover during a flight, and ...

    Going to a private school can lead to a disruption on friendships no matter the reason for changing schools, but in this case it's not just the idea that Bunny has going to the "rich" school that upsets Nasir, it's also that he's left their basketball team for a better funded one, whic...

    I think this is one of those books that will resonate with some readers more than others, and while the message and ideas were important, I don't think this was a book that worked for me. Thanks so much to Raincoast Books for sending me an ARC of this book for an honest review, as a...

  • Parker Peevyhouse
    Feb 21, 2018

    Bunny and Nasir used to be best friends, and a great team on the basketball court, too. But then Bunny got a scholarship to a private academy to play ball for them, while Nasir is still stuck at public school, hanging out with his questionable cousin Wallace. Now they're estranged, and...

    Hey, I wrote this book, too! ...

    Have they read Slam, The Hate U Give, Hooper, All American Boys, or The Crossover? After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay brings an amazing cast of complex characters together and tackles important topics like friendship, loyalty, identity, and privilege in a way that will be sure to reso...

    A gripping, heart-pounding story with incredible characters who were complex and funny and heartbreaking and real. I wanted to underline so many lines, and I wanted to stay in Bunny and Nasir's world forever. Suspenseful, powerful, complicated and deeply moving. ...

    A sports book with such complexity. One of the best I?ve read in awhile! ...

    This books was really, really good. I didn't know much about it going into it, other than the fact that it featured basketball in some way, but it completely blew me away. I'd totally recommend this. ...

    Paired pretty closely with my first reading of All American Boys, this book is very similar in style, though centered on slightly different themes. There's not so much to do with police brutality here, and the two narrators are far more closely connected than Reynolds and Kiley's, bein...

    I want it. I want it noooow. ...

    After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay was something I chose to screen for my class library. It has two narrators, Bunny (Benedict Thompson) and Nasir, both freshmen in Philadelphia schools, though Bunny now attends Saint Sebastian's private school while Nasir still attends Whitman. They ...

    I can?t remember exactly how I heard of this book, but I vaguely remember it being described as YA Ghost, which is a fast way to get me to pick up anything. And with blurbs from Jeff Zentner and Carl Deuker? Now we?re talking. I don?t think I heard a ton about this on social medi...

    This is how you write a story from different POVs. ...

    By the end I just couldn't put it down. Sticky Note Review @ the (book) supplier http://thebooksupplier.com/2018/03/29... ...

    Bunny is our male protagonist who left his neighborhood high school to play basketball at a prestigious private school. When the gifted athlete says yes to the scholarship, many of his friends are not happy because they feel he is abandoning their neighborhood. Enter Nasir, Bunny's for...

    I am reaching my limit of books with African-American characters who live in bad neighborhoods and have to do desperate things or make horrible choices in order to try to get out of the bad neighborhood. I work with a lot of minority kids and I know they want to see themselves in book...

    This book was really good with the book switching perspectives every chapter from Bunny the all american basketball player who just switched schools so he has more of a chance of getting a scholar ship and hopefully making the NBA. His family is battling poverty and its making it reall...

    I have always loved reading books about basketball and its role in life. So far, I don't think there's been a better book than this one. It has been a while since a book could make my thoughts and feelings one with a character's. From start to finish, After The Shot Drops explores many...

    A gripping book about friends figuring out what they owe each other. What do you do when a friend makes it big and leaves you behind? How do you help a friend who keeps getting himself deeper and deeper into trouble? This story wrestles with these questions in such realistic and heartb...

  • Laura (bbliophile)
    Jun 26, 2018

    Bunny and Nasir used to be best friends, and a great team on the basketball court, too. But then Bunny got a scholarship to a private academy to play ball for them, while Nasir is still stuck at public school, hanging out with his questionable cousin Wallace. Now they're estranged, and...

    Hey, I wrote this book, too! ...

    Have they read Slam, The Hate U Give, Hooper, All American Boys, or The Crossover? After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay brings an amazing cast of complex characters together and tackles important topics like friendship, loyalty, identity, and privilege in a way that will be sure to reso...

    A gripping, heart-pounding story with incredible characters who were complex and funny and heartbreaking and real. I wanted to underline so many lines, and I wanted to stay in Bunny and Nasir's world forever. Suspenseful, powerful, complicated and deeply moving. ...

    A sports book with such complexity. One of the best I?ve read in awhile! ...

    This books was really, really good. I didn't know much about it going into it, other than the fact that it featured basketball in some way, but it completely blew me away. I'd totally recommend this. ...

  • Jenny Ashby
    Jun 17, 2018

    Bunny and Nasir used to be best friends, and a great team on the basketball court, too. But then Bunny got a scholarship to a private academy to play ball for them, while Nasir is still stuck at public school, hanging out with his questionable cousin Wallace. Now they're estranged, and...

    Hey, I wrote this book, too! ...

    Have they read Slam, The Hate U Give, Hooper, All American Boys, or The Crossover? After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay brings an amazing cast of complex characters together and tackles important topics like friendship, loyalty, identity, and privilege in a way that will be sure to reso...

    A gripping, heart-pounding story with incredible characters who were complex and funny and heartbreaking and real. I wanted to underline so many lines, and I wanted to stay in Bunny and Nasir's world forever. Suspenseful, powerful, complicated and deeply moving. ...

    A sports book with such complexity. One of the best I?ve read in awhile! ...

    This books was really, really good. I didn't know much about it going into it, other than the fact that it featured basketball in some way, but it completely blew me away. I'd totally recommend this. ...

    Paired pretty closely with my first reading of All American Boys, this book is very similar in style, though centered on slightly different themes. There's not so much to do with police brutality here, and the two narrators are far more closely connected than Reynolds and Kiley's, bein...

    I want it. I want it noooow. ...

    After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay was something I chose to screen for my class library. It has two narrators, Bunny (Benedict Thompson) and Nasir, both freshmen in Philadelphia schools, though Bunny now attends Saint Sebastian's private school while Nasir still attends Whitman. They ...

    I can?t remember exactly how I heard of this book, but I vaguely remember it being described as YA Ghost, which is a fast way to get me to pick up anything. And with blurbs from Jeff Zentner and Carl Deuker? Now we?re talking. I don?t think I heard a ton about this on social medi...

    This is how you write a story from different POVs. ...

    By the end I just couldn't put it down. Sticky Note Review @ the (book) supplier http://thebooksupplier.com/2018/03/29... ...

    Bunny is our male protagonist who left his neighborhood high school to play basketball at a prestigious private school. When the gifted athlete says yes to the scholarship, many of his friends are not happy because they feel he is abandoning their neighborhood. Enter Nasir, Bunny's for...

    I am reaching my limit of books with African-American characters who live in bad neighborhoods and have to do desperate things or make horrible choices in order to try to get out of the bad neighborhood. I work with a lot of minority kids and I know they want to see themselves in book...

  • Jenny Bruesewitz
    May 22, 2018

    Bunny and Nasir used to be best friends, and a great team on the basketball court, too. But then Bunny got a scholarship to a private academy to play ball for them, while Nasir is still stuck at public school, hanging out with his questionable cousin Wallace. Now they're estranged, and...

    Hey, I wrote this book, too! ...

    Have they read Slam, The Hate U Give, Hooper, All American Boys, or The Crossover? After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay brings an amazing cast of complex characters together and tackles important topics like friendship, loyalty, identity, and privilege in a way that will be sure to reso...

    A gripping, heart-pounding story with incredible characters who were complex and funny and heartbreaking and real. I wanted to underline so many lines, and I wanted to stay in Bunny and Nasir's world forever. Suspenseful, powerful, complicated and deeply moving. ...

    A sports book with such complexity. One of the best I?ve read in awhile! ...

  • Fey (feysbookishworld)
    May 13, 2018

    Bunny and Nasir used to be best friends, and a great team on the basketball court, too. But then Bunny got a scholarship to a private academy to play ball for them, while Nasir is still stuck at public school, hanging out with his questionable cousin Wallace. Now they're estranged, and...

    Hey, I wrote this book, too! ...

    Have they read Slam, The Hate U Give, Hooper, All American Boys, or The Crossover? After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay brings an amazing cast of complex characters together and tackles important topics like friendship, loyalty, identity, and privilege in a way that will be sure to reso...

    A gripping, heart-pounding story with incredible characters who were complex and funny and heartbreaking and real. I wanted to underline so many lines, and I wanted to stay in Bunny and Nasir's world forever. Suspenseful, powerful, complicated and deeply moving. ...

    A sports book with such complexity. One of the best I?ve read in awhile! ...

    This books was really, really good. I didn't know much about it going into it, other than the fact that it featured basketball in some way, but it completely blew me away. I'd totally recommend this. ...

    Paired pretty closely with my first reading of All American Boys, this book is very similar in style, though centered on slightly different themes. There's not so much to do with police brutality here, and the two narrators are far more closely connected than Reynolds and Kiley's, bein...

    I want it. I want it noooow. ...

    After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay was something I chose to screen for my class library. It has two narrators, Bunny (Benedict Thompson) and Nasir, both freshmen in Philadelphia schools, though Bunny now attends Saint Sebastian's private school while Nasir still attends Whitman. They ...

    I can?t remember exactly how I heard of this book, but I vaguely remember it being described as YA Ghost, which is a fast way to get me to pick up anything. And with blurbs from Jeff Zentner and Carl Deuker? Now we?re talking. I don?t think I heard a ton about this on social medi...

    This is how you write a story from different POVs. ...

    By the end I just couldn't put it down. Sticky Note Review @ the (book) supplier http://thebooksupplier.com/2018/03/29... ...

    Bunny is our male protagonist who left his neighborhood high school to play basketball at a prestigious private school. When the gifted athlete says yes to the scholarship, many of his friends are not happy because they feel he is abandoning their neighborhood. Enter Nasir, Bunny's for...

    I am reaching my limit of books with African-American characters who live in bad neighborhoods and have to do desperate things or make horrible choices in order to try to get out of the bad neighborhood. I work with a lot of minority kids and I know they want to see themselves in book...

    This book was really good with the book switching perspectives every chapter from Bunny the all american basketball player who just switched schools so he has more of a chance of getting a scholar ship and hopefully making the NBA. His family is battling poverty and its making it reall...

    I have always loved reading books about basketball and its role in life. So far, I don't think there's been a better book than this one. It has been a while since a book could make my thoughts and feelings one with a character's. From start to finish, After The Shot Drops explores many...

    A gripping book about friends figuring out what they owe each other. What do you do when a friend makes it big and leaves you behind? How do you help a friend who keeps getting himself deeper and deeper into trouble? This story wrestles with these questions in such realistic and heartb...

    Like a great basketball game, this book is fast paced with lots of surprising turns that made it totally engrossing. There aren't many YA books that do this good a job exploring complicated male relationships. Ribay shows us the pressures put on Bunny and Nasir by their friends and fam...

    This was a good yalit read and would be especially good for young men who don't necessarily enjoy reading. It was high interest and engaging and explores how young men navigate making decisions which aren't popular, but absolutely necessary and how those decisions impact their close so...

    If you need another book as powerful as The Hate U Give, if you need a book with fantastic basketball, if you need a book about moving to a positive future without leaving everything in your past, if you need a book about decisions . . . basically if you need a book, you need this one....

    Friendship, future, decisions - this book has got it all. I could not put it down. ...

    So. Good. ...

    . ...

    I hate to get all cheesy and say it?s a slam dunk, but it is! This book is appealing as hell- it?s paced well, it?s thoughtful, and it?s great for discussion. ...

    Before I say anything I want to add that I'm just giving my honest opinion here. it's nothing against the author. I hope to read more of his work because I did like the premise of the story. I was really excited going into this book but, unfortunately, it didn't reach my expectation...

  • Evan Bosma
    May 29, 2018

    Bunny and Nasir used to be best friends, and a great team on the basketball court, too. But then Bunny got a scholarship to a private academy to play ball for them, while Nasir is still stuck at public school, hanging out with his questionable cousin Wallace. Now they're estranged, and...

    Hey, I wrote this book, too! ...

    Have they read Slam, The Hate U Give, Hooper, All American Boys, or The Crossover? After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay brings an amazing cast of complex characters together and tackles important topics like friendship, loyalty, identity, and privilege in a way that will be sure to reso...

    A gripping, heart-pounding story with incredible characters who were complex and funny and heartbreaking and real. I wanted to underline so many lines, and I wanted to stay in Bunny and Nasir's world forever. Suspenseful, powerful, complicated and deeply moving. ...

    A sports book with such complexity. One of the best I?ve read in awhile! ...

    This books was really, really good. I didn't know much about it going into it, other than the fact that it featured basketball in some way, but it completely blew me away. I'd totally recommend this. ...

    Paired pretty closely with my first reading of All American Boys, this book is very similar in style, though centered on slightly different themes. There's not so much to do with police brutality here, and the two narrators are far more closely connected than Reynolds and Kiley's, bein...

    I want it. I want it noooow. ...

    After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay was something I chose to screen for my class library. It has two narrators, Bunny (Benedict Thompson) and Nasir, both freshmen in Philadelphia schools, though Bunny now attends Saint Sebastian's private school while Nasir still attends Whitman. They ...

    I can?t remember exactly how I heard of this book, but I vaguely remember it being described as YA Ghost, which is a fast way to get me to pick up anything. And with blurbs from Jeff Zentner and Carl Deuker? Now we?re talking. I don?t think I heard a ton about this on social medi...

    This is how you write a story from different POVs. ...

    By the end I just couldn't put it down. Sticky Note Review @ the (book) supplier http://thebooksupplier.com/2018/03/29... ...

    Bunny is our male protagonist who left his neighborhood high school to play basketball at a prestigious private school. When the gifted athlete says yes to the scholarship, many of his friends are not happy because they feel he is abandoning their neighborhood. Enter Nasir, Bunny's for...

    I am reaching my limit of books with African-American characters who live in bad neighborhoods and have to do desperate things or make horrible choices in order to try to get out of the bad neighborhood. I work with a lot of minority kids and I know they want to see themselves in book...

    This book was really good with the book switching perspectives every chapter from Bunny the all american basketball player who just switched schools so he has more of a chance of getting a scholar ship and hopefully making the NBA. His family is battling poverty and its making it reall...