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Deuker, Carl
New York : Avon, 1991.
IL YA RL 7.3 .
ISBN 0380708795 
Joe Faust wants to go to public school because he wants to play basketball. He's tired of being on a second-rate private school team. His dad, a successful scientist, wants him to look beyond high school basketball and get into Sanford. Joe plays backlot basketball all summer long and plays basketball practically in the dark in an old abandoned gym downtown. He gets so good and his dad gets so sick at the same time he begins to believe the Devil has answered his wish to be the star of a team and have a 24-0 win record for the season. The evidence is convincing from being asked to try out to scoring 30 points a game, Joe Faust has reason to wonder if his own sense of invincibility is related to that of the famous Dr. Faustus he's studying in English class. For an exciting basketball story, read "On The Devil's Court"
SUBJECTS:     Basketball -- Fiction
                        Self-acceptance -- Fiction


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