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Quick, Matthew, 1973- Book - 2012 None on shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4 out of 5

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Finley, an unnaturally quiet boy who is the only white player on his high school's varsity basketball team, lives in a dismal Pennsylvania town that is ruled by the Irish mob, and when his coach asks him to mentor a troubled African American student who has transferred there from an elite private school in California, he finds that they have a lot in common in spite of their apparent differences.


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good teen novel submitted by manz on August 29, 2013, 11:58am I've read 4 books by Matthew Quick this year, and BOY 21 is my favorite. I really enjoyed the boys and their relationship as it developed.

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New York : Little, Brown, 2012.
Year Published: 2012
Description: 250 p.
Language: English
Format: Book


Emotional problems -- Fiction.
Irish Americans -- Fiction.
Gangsters -- Fiction.
High schools -- Fiction.
Violence -- Fiction.
Basketball -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Pennsylvania -- Fiction.