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Rivals

Rivals features thrilling basketball, the turmoil of a fierce rivalry and a thoughtful depiction of the harm that win-at-all-costs youth sports culture can do.

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Review of ‘Rivals’

“It’s not about winning; it’s about having fun.” That’s what parents and coaches always say—but it’s not always what they mean. In Rivals, Tommy Greenwald’s second novel set in the fictional town of Walthorne (after 2018’s Game Changer), having fun is immaterial when it comes to a high-pressure middle school basketball season between the Walthorne…

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