Elish, Dan. Born too short; the confessions of an eighth-grade basket case.

Author:Conrad, Stacey
Position:Brief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review

Simon & Schuster, Pulse. 156p. c2002. 0-689-86213-X. $4.99. J

Matt and Keith are best friends and have been for a long time. This shouldn't he a problem except that Keith, the school jock, has had his growth spurt, looks like Adonis and even has his smile on the side of a bus--advertising toothpaste! Matt, on the other hand, is so short girls don't even notice him,3 unless it's to ask about his best friend Keith. Feeling sorry for himself, Matt makes a wish that everything in Keith's life will go bad for once. Keith's life starts to fall apart shortly thereafter. His girlfriend might be gay--Matt sees her kissing another girl. He blows an easy shot on the basketball floor, losing the game. His father's leading lady for his next movie is in a car accident...

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