I loved this novel. My only quibble would be that in the last 1/4 there was a little too much play by play of the basketball games but by then I was so invested in the characters and the novel I just let it flow. The story of this small town basketball team and how they overcame adversity and drew together to become a family in the truest sense was just a truly heartwarming and lovely book. I enjoyed spending time with these people and cheered when things were going their way and felt sorrow when they weren't. I found myself sighing alot as I read this one. A good old fashioned story!