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

    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

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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...

    . ...

    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...

  • Randy
    Jul 19, 2016

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

  • Edie
    Mar 04, 2018

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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...

    . ...

    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 ...

    Absolutely phenomenal book; I was shocked out of my mind. Important note that I do know the author (he... teaches my writing class? which is also nuts?), but, that said, this book was still incredible and I can't imagine anyone disliking it for any reason, so, you know. Good book. M...

    A y/a book about friendship wrong choices, loyalty and basketball. Told in two voices, Bunny is a basketball star who has left the "hood" for a better opportunity at another school. Nasir is the friend he left behind, who is struggling with the needs of his cousin Wallace, a boy who li...

  • Jamie
    Mar 22, 2018

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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...

    . ...

    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 ...

    Absolutely phenomenal book; I was shocked out of my mind. Important note that I do know the author (he... teaches my writing class? which is also nuts?), but, that said, this book was still incredible and I can't imagine anyone disliking it for any reason, so, you know. Good book. M...

    A y/a book about friendship wrong choices, loyalty and basketball. Told in two voices, Bunny is a basketball star who has left the "hood" for a better opportunity at another school. Nasir is the friend he left behind, who is struggling with the needs of his cousin Wallace, a boy who li...

    In the spirit of The Hate U Give with more appeal to boys. "Bunny" is a star basketball player who is now going to a private (mostly white) school. His friend, Nasir, feels betrayed by this so stops talking to Bunny and begins spending more time with Wallace. Wallace is in dire straigh...

    *I got this book for review from Net galley* I really enjoyed this book. I loved how this book was told from two boys POV and how it really focused on their friendship and how it changed over the course of the novel. It was such a impactful novel and it was super hard to put down. I...

    This book breathes basketball and it breathes life! There's so much play-by-play and color commentary I felt like I was watching each game. The alternating chapters stitch together Nasir and Bunny's perspectives and move along the fast-paced narrative. Each of the 3 main characters (Na...

  • Hoover Public Library Kids and Teens
    Apr 18, 2018

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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...

    . ...

    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 ...

    Absolutely phenomenal book; I was shocked out of my mind. Important note that I do know the author (he... teaches my writing class? which is also nuts?), but, that said, this book was still incredible and I can't imagine anyone disliking it for any reason, so, you know. Good book. M...

    A y/a book about friendship wrong choices, loyalty and basketball. Told in two voices, Bunny is a basketball star who has left the "hood" for a better opportunity at another school. Nasir is the friend he left behind, who is struggling with the needs of his cousin Wallace, a boy who li...

    In the spirit of The Hate U Give with more appeal to boys. "Bunny" is a star basketball player who is now going to a private (mostly white) school. His friend, Nasir, feels betrayed by this so stops talking to Bunny and begins spending more time with Wallace. Wallace is in dire straigh...

    *I got this book for review from Net galley* I really enjoyed this book. I loved how this book was told from two boys POV and how it really focused on their friendship and how it changed over the course of the novel. It was such a impactful novel and it was super hard to put down. I...

    This book breathes basketball and it breathes life! There's so much play-by-play and color commentary I felt like I was watching each game. The alternating chapters stitch together Nasir and Bunny's perspectives and move along the fast-paced narrative. Each of the 3 main characters (Na...

    Bunny and Nasir have been best friends and teammates forever but when Bunny gets an opportunity to play at a better school, Nasir feels left behind. Bunny tries hard to hold on to the friendship but Nasir's new crown and a shocking turn of events may shatter their bond forever. This...

    This book was a captivating story told in two main character's POV. It was a story abour family, friendship and loyalty as well as basketball. It showed the differences in each of the main character's lives and the constant struggles the characters had to go through on a daily basis. H...

    ?Why does one person?s win always mean another person?s loss? Maybe it doesn?t have to. Maybe it?s time for me to do right by both my friends, not just one.? The alternating POVs and the fact that it was about basketball pulled me in from the beginning. The underlying st...

    I wasn't sure what to expect with this one but I really liked it. After the Shot Drops had a slow beginning but compelling characters that definitely made some elements of the plot worth the wait. I loved Bunny and Nasir and their complicated friendship is something that I don't read i...

    ***This book review may contain spoilers.*** This story was at a perfect pace. It kept you interested. All the characters were well developed and it brushed upon the controversial but so relevant topics in today's society. The story is about two best friends. Bunny and Nasir. Bu...

    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

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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...

    . ...

    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

    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. ...

    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

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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...

  • Cynthia
    Apr 18, 2018

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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...

  • Allison Hackenmiller
    Mar 15, 2018

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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...

    . ...

    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 ...

    Absolutely phenomenal book; I was shocked out of my mind. Important note that I do know the author (he... teaches my writing class? which is also nuts?), but, that said, this book was still incredible and I can't imagine anyone disliking it for any reason, so, you know. Good book. M...

    A y/a book about friendship wrong choices, loyalty and basketball. Told in two voices, Bunny is a basketball star who has left the "hood" for a better opportunity at another school. Nasir is the friend he left behind, who is struggling with the needs of his cousin Wallace, a boy who li...

    In the spirit of The Hate U Give with more appeal to boys. "Bunny" is a star basketball player who is now going to a private (mostly white) school. His friend, Nasir, feels betrayed by this so stops talking to Bunny and begins spending more time with Wallace. Wallace is in dire straigh...

    *I got this book for review from Net galley* I really enjoyed this book. I loved how this book was told from two boys POV and how it really focused on their friendship and how it changed over the course of the novel. It was such a impactful novel and it was super hard to put down. I...

    This book breathes basketball and it breathes life! There's so much play-by-play and color commentary I felt like I was watching each game. The alternating chapters stitch together Nasir and Bunny's perspectives and move along the fast-paced narrative. Each of the 3 main characters (Na...

    Bunny and Nasir have been best friends and teammates forever but when Bunny gets an opportunity to play at a better school, Nasir feels left behind. Bunny tries hard to hold on to the friendship but Nasir's new crown and a shocking turn of events may shatter their bond forever. This...

    This book was a captivating story told in two main character's POV. It was a story abour family, friendship and loyalty as well as basketball. It showed the differences in each of the main character's lives and the constant struggles the characters had to go through on a daily basis. H...

    ?Why does one person?s win always mean another person?s loss? Maybe it doesn?t have to. Maybe it?s time for me to do right by both my friends, not just one.? The alternating POVs and the fact that it was about basketball pulled me in from the beginning. The underlying st...

    I wasn't sure what to expect with this one but I really liked it. After the Shot Drops had a slow beginning but compelling characters that definitely made some elements of the plot worth the wait. I loved Bunny and Nasir and their complicated friendship is something that I don't read i...

    ***This book review may contain spoilers.*** This story was at a perfect pace. It kept you interested. All the characters were well developed and it brushed upon the controversial but so relevant topics in today's society. The story is about two best friends. Bunny and Nasir. Bu...

    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....

    I was on the edge of my seat the whole time because I knew there had to be something coming, so all of the feelings and dilemmas were just so suspenseful to me as it built towards the climax. Thoroughly enjoyable but unsettling...lots to think about. ...

  • Kathy
    Feb 21, 2018

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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...

    . ...

    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 ...

    Absolutely phenomenal book; I was shocked out of my mind. Important note that I do know the author (he... teaches my writing class? which is also nuts?), but, that said, this book was still incredible and I can't imagine anyone disliking it for any reason, so, you know. Good book. M...

    A y/a book about friendship wrong choices, loyalty and basketball. Told in two voices, Bunny is a basketball star who has left the "hood" for a better opportunity at another school. Nasir is the friend he left behind, who is struggling with the needs of his cousin Wallace, a boy who li...

    In the spirit of The Hate U Give with more appeal to boys. "Bunny" is a star basketball player who is now going to a private (mostly white) school. His friend, Nasir, feels betrayed by this so stops talking to Bunny and begins spending more time with Wallace. Wallace is in dire straigh...

    *I got this book for review from Net galley* I really enjoyed this book. I loved how this book was told from two boys POV and how it really focused on their friendship and how it changed over the course of the novel. It was such a impactful novel and it was super hard to put down. I...

    This book breathes basketball and it breathes life! There's so much play-by-play and color commentary I felt like I was watching each game. The alternating chapters stitch together Nasir and Bunny's perspectives and move along the fast-paced narrative. Each of the 3 main characters (Na...

    Bunny and Nasir have been best friends and teammates forever but when Bunny gets an opportunity to play at a better school, Nasir feels left behind. Bunny tries hard to hold on to the friendship but Nasir's new crown and a shocking turn of events may shatter their bond forever. This...

    This book was a captivating story told in two main character's POV. It was a story abour family, friendship and loyalty as well as basketball. It showed the differences in each of the main character's lives and the constant struggles the characters had to go through on a daily basis. H...

    ?Why does one person?s win always mean another person?s loss? Maybe it doesn?t have to. Maybe it?s time for me to do right by both my friends, not just one.? The alternating POVs and the fact that it was about basketball pulled me in from the beginning. The underlying st...

    I wasn't sure what to expect with this one but I really liked it. After the Shot Drops had a slow beginning but compelling characters that definitely made some elements of the plot worth the wait. I loved Bunny and Nasir and their complicated friendship is something that I don't read i...

    ***This book review may contain spoilers.*** This story was at a perfect pace. It kept you interested. All the characters were well developed and it brushed upon the controversial but so relevant topics in today's society. The story is about two best friends. Bunny and Nasir. Bu...

    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....

    I was on the edge of my seat the whole time because I knew there had to be something coming, so all of the feelings and dilemmas were just so suspenseful to me as it built towards the climax. Thoroughly enjoyable but unsettling...lots to think about. ...

    I thought this book was beautifully constructed, and the characters, their families, and their dreams were fully fleshed out. I also loved that while Nasir and Bunny are not perfect, they are kind souls. ...

    Excellent! Lots of basketball, friendship, family and much more in this book. ...

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

    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. ...

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

  • Lauren
    Apr 16, 2018

    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. ...

    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 ...

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

  • USOM
    Mar 07, 2018

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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...

    . ...

  • Laura Mauro
    Apr 13, 2018

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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...

    . ...

    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 ...

    Absolutely phenomenal book; I was shocked out of my mind. Important note that I do know the author (he... teaches my writing class? which is also nuts?), but, that said, this book was still incredible and I can't imagine anyone disliking it for any reason, so, you know. Good book. M...

    A y/a book about friendship wrong choices, loyalty and basketball. Told in two voices, Bunny is a basketball star who has left the "hood" for a better opportunity at another school. Nasir is the friend he left behind, who is struggling with the needs of his cousin Wallace, a boy who li...

    In the spirit of The Hate U Give with more appeal to boys. "Bunny" is a star basketball player who is now going to a private (mostly white) school. His friend, Nasir, feels betrayed by this so stops talking to Bunny and begins spending more time with Wallace. Wallace is in dire straigh...

    *I got this book for review from Net galley* I really enjoyed this book. I loved how this book was told from two boys POV and how it really focused on their friendship and how it changed over the course of the novel. It was such a impactful novel and it was super hard to put down. I...

  • Dee Price
    Feb 03, 2018

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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...

    . ...

    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 ...

    Absolutely phenomenal book; I was shocked out of my mind. Important note that I do know the author (he... teaches my writing class? which is also nuts?), but, that said, this book was still incredible and I can't imagine anyone disliking it for any reason, so, you know. Good book. M...

    A y/a book about friendship wrong choices, loyalty and basketball. Told in two voices, Bunny is a basketball star who has left the "hood" for a better opportunity at another school. Nasir is the friend he left behind, who is struggling with the needs of his cousin Wallace, a boy who li...

    In the spirit of The Hate U Give with more appeal to boys. "Bunny" is a star basketball player who is now going to a private (mostly white) school. His friend, Nasir, feels betrayed by this so stops talking to Bunny and begins spending more time with Wallace. Wallace is in dire straigh...

    *I got this book for review from Net galley* I really enjoyed this book. I loved how this book was told from two boys POV and how it really focused on their friendship and how it changed over the course of the novel. It was such a impactful novel and it was super hard to put down. I...

    This book breathes basketball and it breathes life! There's so much play-by-play and color commentary I felt like I was watching each game. The alternating chapters stitch together Nasir and Bunny's perspectives and move along the fast-paced narrative. Each of the 3 main characters (Na...

    Bunny and Nasir have been best friends and teammates forever but when Bunny gets an opportunity to play at a better school, Nasir feels left behind. Bunny tries hard to hold on to the friendship but Nasir's new crown and a shocking turn of events may shatter their bond forever. This...

  • Shelly
    Feb 24, 2018

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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...

    . ...

    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 ...

    Absolutely phenomenal book; I was shocked out of my mind. Important note that I do know the author (he... teaches my writing class? which is also nuts?), but, that said, this book was still incredible and I can't imagine anyone disliking it for any reason, so, you know. Good book. M...

    A y/a book about friendship wrong choices, loyalty and basketball. Told in two voices, Bunny is a basketball star who has left the "hood" for a better opportunity at another school. Nasir is the friend he left behind, who is struggling with the needs of his cousin Wallace, a boy who li...

    In the spirit of The Hate U Give with more appeal to boys. "Bunny" is a star basketball player who is now going to a private (mostly white) school. His friend, Nasir, feels betrayed by this so stops talking to Bunny and begins spending more time with Wallace. Wallace is in dire straigh...

    *I got this book for review from Net galley* I really enjoyed this book. I loved how this book was told from two boys POV and how it really focused on their friendship and how it changed over the course of the novel. It was such a impactful novel and it was super hard to put down. I...

    This book breathes basketball and it breathes life! There's so much play-by-play and color commentary I felt like I was watching each game. The alternating chapters stitch together Nasir and Bunny's perspectives and move along the fast-paced narrative. Each of the 3 main characters (Na...

    Bunny and Nasir have been best friends and teammates forever but when Bunny gets an opportunity to play at a better school, Nasir feels left behind. Bunny tries hard to hold on to the friendship but Nasir's new crown and a shocking turn of events may shatter their bond forever. This...

    This book was a captivating story told in two main character's POV. It was a story abour family, friendship and loyalty as well as basketball. It showed the differences in each of the main character's lives and the constant struggles the characters had to go through on a daily basis. H...

    ?Why does one person?s win always mean another person?s loss? Maybe it doesn?t have to. Maybe it?s time for me to do right by both my friends, not just one.? The alternating POVs and the fact that it was about basketball pulled me in from the beginning. The underlying st...

    I wasn't sure what to expect with this one but I really liked it. After the Shot Drops had a slow beginning but compelling characters that definitely made some elements of the plot worth the wait. I loved Bunny and Nasir and their complicated friendship is something that I don't read i...

  • Janet Valiante
    Mar 12, 2018

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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...

    . ...

    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 ...

    Absolutely phenomenal book; I was shocked out of my mind. Important note that I do know the author (he... teaches my writing class? which is also nuts?), but, that said, this book was still incredible and I can't imagine anyone disliking it for any reason, so, you know. Good book. M...

    A y/a book about friendship wrong choices, loyalty and basketball. Told in two voices, Bunny is a basketball star who has left the "hood" for a better opportunity at another school. Nasir is the friend he left behind, who is struggling with the needs of his cousin Wallace, a boy who li...

    In the spirit of The Hate U Give with more appeal to boys. "Bunny" is a star basketball player who is now going to a private (mostly white) school. His friend, Nasir, feels betrayed by this so stops talking to Bunny and begins spending more time with Wallace. Wallace is in dire straigh...

    *I got this book for review from Net galley* I really enjoyed this book. I loved how this book was told from two boys POV and how it really focused on their friendship and how it changed over the course of the novel. It was such a impactful novel and it was super hard to put down. I...

    This book breathes basketball and it breathes life! There's so much play-by-play and color commentary I felt like I was watching each game. The alternating chapters stitch together Nasir and Bunny's perspectives and move along the fast-paced narrative. Each of the 3 main characters (Na...

    Bunny and Nasir have been best friends and teammates forever but when Bunny gets an opportunity to play at a better school, Nasir feels left behind. Bunny tries hard to hold on to the friendship but Nasir's new crown and a shocking turn of events may shatter their bond forever. This...

    This book was a captivating story told in two main character's POV. It was a story abour family, friendship and loyalty as well as basketball. It showed the differences in each of the main character's lives and the constant struggles the characters had to go through on a daily basis. H...

  • Y
    Apr 07, 2018

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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...

    . ...

    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 ...

    Absolutely phenomenal book; I was shocked out of my mind. Important note that I do know the author (he... teaches my writing class? which is also nuts?), but, that said, this book was still incredible and I can't imagine anyone disliking it for any reason, so, you know. Good book. M...

  • Kelly Gilbert
    Nov 14, 2017

    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. ...

  • Rhea
    Apr 13, 2018

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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...

    . ...

    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

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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...

  • Sandy O'Brien
    Mar 11, 2018

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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...

    . ...

    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 ...

    Absolutely phenomenal book; I was shocked out of my mind. Important note that I do know the author (he... teaches my writing class? which is also nuts?), but, that said, this book was still incredible and I can't imagine anyone disliking it for any reason, so, you know. Good book. M...

    A y/a book about friendship wrong choices, loyalty and basketball. Told in two voices, Bunny is a basketball star who has left the "hood" for a better opportunity at another school. Nasir is the friend he left behind, who is struggling with the needs of his cousin Wallace, a boy who li...

    In the spirit of The Hate U Give with more appeal to boys. "Bunny" is a star basketball player who is now going to a private (mostly white) school. His friend, Nasir, feels betrayed by this so stops talking to Bunny and begins spending more time with Wallace. Wallace is in dire straigh...

    *I got this book for review from Net galley* I really enjoyed this book. I loved how this book was told from two boys POV and how it really focused on their friendship and how it changed over the course of the novel. It was such a impactful novel and it was super hard to put down. I...

    This book breathes basketball and it breathes life! There's so much play-by-play and color commentary I felt like I was watching each game. The alternating chapters stitch together Nasir and Bunny's perspectives and move along the fast-paced narrative. Each of the 3 main characters (Na...

    Bunny and Nasir have been best friends and teammates forever but when Bunny gets an opportunity to play at a better school, Nasir feels left behind. Bunny tries hard to hold on to the friendship but Nasir's new crown and a shocking turn of events may shatter their bond forever. This...

    This book was a captivating story told in two main character's POV. It was a story abour family, friendship and loyalty as well as basketball. It showed the differences in each of the main character's lives and the constant struggles the characters had to go through on a daily basis. H...

    ?Why does one person?s win always mean another person?s loss? Maybe it doesn?t have to. Maybe it?s time for me to do right by both my friends, not just one.? The alternating POVs and the fact that it was about basketball pulled me in from the beginning. The underlying st...

  • Kimberly Larsen
    Mar 29, 2018

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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...

    . ...

    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 ...

    Absolutely phenomenal book; I was shocked out of my mind. Important note that I do know the author (he... teaches my writing class? which is also nuts?), but, that said, this book was still incredible and I can't imagine anyone disliking it for any reason, so, you know. Good book. M...

    A y/a book about friendship wrong choices, loyalty and basketball. Told in two voices, Bunny is a basketball star who has left the "hood" for a better opportunity at another school. Nasir is the friend he left behind, who is struggling with the needs of his cousin Wallace, a boy who li...

    In the spirit of The Hate U Give with more appeal to boys. "Bunny" is a star basketball player who is now going to a private (mostly white) school. His friend, Nasir, feels betrayed by this so stops talking to Bunny and begins spending more time with Wallace. Wallace is in dire straigh...

  • Tanya
    Mar 08, 2018

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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...

    . ...

    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 ...

    Absolutely phenomenal book; I was shocked out of my mind. Important note that I do know the author (he... teaches my writing class? which is also nuts?), but, that said, this book was still incredible and I can't imagine anyone disliking it for any reason, so, you know. Good book. M...

    A y/a book about friendship wrong choices, loyalty and basketball. Told in two voices, Bunny is a basketball star who has left the "hood" for a better opportunity at another school. Nasir is the friend he left behind, who is struggling with the needs of his cousin Wallace, a boy who li...

    In the spirit of The Hate U Give with more appeal to boys. "Bunny" is a star basketball player who is now going to a private (mostly white) school. His friend, Nasir, feels betrayed by this so stops talking to Bunny and begins spending more time with Wallace. Wallace is in dire straigh...

    *I got this book for review from Net galley* I really enjoyed this book. I loved how this book was told from two boys POV and how it really focused on their friendship and how it changed over the course of the novel. It was such a impactful novel and it was super hard to put down. I...

    This book breathes basketball and it breathes life! There's so much play-by-play and color commentary I felt like I was watching each game. The alternating chapters stitch together Nasir and Bunny's perspectives and move along the fast-paced narrative. Each of the 3 main characters (Na...

    Bunny and Nasir have been best friends and teammates forever but when Bunny gets an opportunity to play at a better school, Nasir feels left behind. Bunny tries hard to hold on to the friendship but Nasir's new crown and a shocking turn of events may shatter their bond forever. This...

    This book was a captivating story told in two main character's POV. It was a story abour family, friendship and loyalty as well as basketball. It showed the differences in each of the main character's lives and the constant struggles the characters had to go through on a daily basis. H...

    ?Why does one person?s win always mean another person?s loss? Maybe it doesn?t have to. Maybe it?s time for me to do right by both my friends, not just one.? The alternating POVs and the fact that it was about basketball pulled me in from the beginning. The underlying st...

    I wasn't sure what to expect with this one but I really liked it. After the Shot Drops had a slow beginning but compelling characters that definitely made some elements of the plot worth the wait. I loved Bunny and Nasir and their complicated friendship is something that I don't read i...

    ***This book review may contain spoilers.*** This story was at a perfect pace. It kept you interested. All the characters were well developed and it brushed upon the controversial but so relevant topics in today's society. The story is about two best friends. Bunny and Nasir. Bu...

  • Dawn Ferencz
    Feb 11, 2018

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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...

    . ...

    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 ...

    Absolutely phenomenal book; I was shocked out of my mind. Important note that I do know the author (he... teaches my writing class? which is also nuts?), but, that said, this book was still incredible and I can't imagine anyone disliking it for any reason, so, you know. Good book. M...

    A y/a book about friendship wrong choices, loyalty and basketball. Told in two voices, Bunny is a basketball star who has left the "hood" for a better opportunity at another school. Nasir is the friend he left behind, who is struggling with the needs of his cousin Wallace, a boy who li...

    In the spirit of The Hate U Give with more appeal to boys. "Bunny" is a star basketball player who is now going to a private (mostly white) school. His friend, Nasir, feels betrayed by this so stops talking to Bunny and begins spending more time with Wallace. Wallace is in dire straigh...

    *I got this book for review from Net galley* I really enjoyed this book. I loved how this book was told from two boys POV and how it really focused on their friendship and how it changed over the course of the novel. It was such a impactful novel and it was super hard to put down. I...

    This book breathes basketball and it breathes life! There's so much play-by-play and color commentary I felt like I was watching each game. The alternating chapters stitch together Nasir and Bunny's perspectives and move along the fast-paced narrative. Each of the 3 main characters (Na...

    Bunny and Nasir have been best friends and teammates forever but when Bunny gets an opportunity to play at a better school, Nasir feels left behind. Bunny tries hard to hold on to the friendship but Nasir's new crown and a shocking turn of events may shatter their bond forever. This...

    This book was a captivating story told in two main character's POV. It was a story abour family, friendship and loyalty as well as basketball. It showed the differences in each of the main character's lives and the constant struggles the characters had to go through on a daily basis. H...

    ?Why does one person?s win always mean another person?s loss? Maybe it doesn?t have to. Maybe it?s time for me to do right by both my friends, not just one.? The alternating POVs and the fact that it was about basketball pulled me in from the beginning. The underlying st...

    I wasn't sure what to expect with this one but I really liked it. After the Shot Drops had a slow beginning but compelling characters that definitely made some elements of the plot worth the wait. I loved Bunny and Nasir and their complicated friendship is something that I don't read i...

    ***This book review may contain spoilers.*** This story was at a perfect pace. It kept you interested. All the characters were well developed and it brushed upon the controversial but so relevant topics in today's society. The story is about two best friends. Bunny and Nasir. Bu...

    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....

    I was on the edge of my seat the whole time because I knew there had to be something coming, so all of the feelings and dilemmas were just so suspenseful to me as it built towards the climax. Thoroughly enjoyable but unsettling...lots to think about. ...

    I thought this book was beautifully constructed, and the characters, their families, and their dreams were fully fleshed out. I also loved that while Nasir and Bunny are not perfect, they are kind souls. ...

  • Matt Godfrey
    Mar 18, 2018

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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... ...

    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...

    . ...

    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 ...

    Absolutely phenomenal book; I was shocked out of my mind. Important note that I do know the author (he... teaches my writing class? which is also nuts?), but, that said, this book was still incredible and I can't imagine anyone disliking it for any reason, so, you know. Good book. M...

    A y/a book about friendship wrong choices, loyalty and basketball. Told in two voices, Bunny is a basketball star who has left the "hood" for a better opportunity at another school. Nasir is the friend he left behind, who is struggling with the needs of his cousin Wallace, a boy who li...

    In the spirit of The Hate U Give with more appeal to boys. "Bunny" is a star basketball player who is now going to a private (mostly white) school. His friend, Nasir, feels betrayed by this so stops talking to Bunny and begins spending more time with Wallace. Wallace is in dire straigh...

    *I got this book for review from Net galley* I really enjoyed this book. I loved how this book was told from two boys POV and how it really focused on their friendship and how it changed over the course of the novel. It was such a impactful novel and it was super hard to put down. I...

    This book breathes basketball and it breathes life! There's so much play-by-play and color commentary I felt like I was watching each game. The alternating chapters stitch together Nasir and Bunny's perspectives and move along the fast-paced narrative. Each of the 3 main characters (Na...

    Bunny and Nasir have been best friends and teammates forever but when Bunny gets an opportunity to play at a better school, Nasir feels left behind. Bunny tries hard to hold on to the friendship but Nasir's new crown and a shocking turn of events may shatter their bond forever. This...

    This book was a captivating story told in two main character's POV. It was a story abour family, friendship and loyalty as well as basketball. It showed the differences in each of the main character's lives and the constant struggles the characters had to go through on a daily basis. H...

    ?Why does one person?s win always mean another person?s loss? Maybe it doesn?t have to. Maybe it?s time for me to do right by both my friends, not just one.? The alternating POVs and the fact that it was about basketball pulled me in from the beginning. The underlying st...

    I wasn't sure what to expect with this one but I really liked it. After the Shot Drops had a slow beginning but compelling characters that definitely made some elements of the plot worth the wait. I loved Bunny and Nasir and their complicated friendship is something that I don't read i...

    ***This book review may contain spoilers.*** This story was at a perfect pace. It kept you interested. All the characters were well developed and it brushed upon the controversial but so relevant topics in today's society. The story is about two best friends. Bunny and Nasir. Bu...

    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....

    I was on the edge of my seat the whole time because I knew there had to be something coming, so all of the feelings and dilemmas were just so suspenseful to me as it built towards the climax. Thoroughly enjoyable but unsettling...lots to think about. ...

    I thought this book was beautifully constructed, and the characters, their families, and their dreams were fully fleshed out. I also loved that while Nasir and Bunny are not perfect, they are kind souls. ...

    Excellent! Lots of basketball, friendship, family and much more in this book. ...

    I couldn?t put it down! ...