Jared St. George is eleven years old and is passionate about basketball. He desperately wants to make the school team, even though he is only in Grade six, and few from that grade level are ever chosen.
But Jared also has a major problem with math, and he is going to have to get better grades in that subject before he can be considered eligible for the school team. The catch is that he has to be tutored by the girl whom he and his friend mercilessly tease. Although pleased with himself for rising marks, Jared would rather admit to cheating than being tutored by “smelly Ellie” - with serious results!
DON AKER is the author of The Space Between, winner of the Canadian Library Association’s Honour Book Award; One on One, winner of the Canadian Authors Association Lilla Stirling Award; and The First Stone, winner of the Ann Connor Brimer Award and the White Pine Award. His novels The Fifth Rule and Running on Empty were also White Pine Award finalists. A teacher for over twenty years and the father of two daughters, Don lives with his wife on Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy shoreline. Visit him online at donaker.com.