Reviewed by Yahav K (age 10)
A connection I have with him is we both love the game of basketball. Also we are both good at basketball because we practice a lot. I think the lesson is it doesn't matter what color you are you can do anything. Blacks can do what whites can and whites can do what blacks can do. This author uses a lot of similes like "Darryl intercepted a pass from a Quint and dribbled the ball as hard as he could down the length of the court". He also uses a lot expression in his writing because it helps him discuss how Mel feels. I thought there were a lot of good pictures in the book because the drawings are amazing.
I recommend this book for people who enjoy basketball. Also I recommend it for people who like realistic fiction. The reason why I would recommend this book for people who love basketball and people who like realistic fiction is because there's really a lot of basketball in it, and it is a realistic fiction book. So you should read The Basket Counts. "Mel scores and wins the championship".