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Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery

In Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery, main characters Steven "Stevie" Thomas and Susan Carol Anderson are winners of a fourteen and under United States Basketball Writing Association (USBWA) writing contest. With their victory they both received press credentials to the Final Four. Stevie and Susan Carol are talking in a loading area of the New Orleans basketball stadium when they overhear MSUs star player, Chip Grabber being blackmailed. They pose as Chip's cousins to get by a few guards and eventually talk to Chip, in person. They learn that Chip was being told to throw the championship game or else his dad, the coach of MSU, would be fired and all of the teams wins for the season would be taken away from them. The kids and Chip work together to try to stop the blackmailer, before it was too late.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   very upbeat Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kid or adult book?    -   Ages 7-14 Crime Thriller    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   catching con-artist

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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