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The book Hoop Dreams Paul Robert Walker shows how life can work against youin every way imagined no matter how hard you work It shows how all good can turn tobad in the blink of an eye and how all your dreams can be thrown away after everythingyouve worked towards completing The story is based on two men Arthur Agee andWilliam Gates whos lives are basically recorded from their freshman year in high schoolto their senior year of playing basketball Their story means something to anyone with adream to play basketball at a higher level The purpose of this book was for Walker toshow all the things that can turn something good for somebody bad and for somebodywho has something bad to work to change it to goodArthur Agee and William Gates are two young teenagers ready to jump intohighschool basically not for school but just for basketball Both of these talented youngplayers are scouted by a top basketball highschool in the country They are both givenscholarships for one semester for this school to play basketball After one semesterWilliam is given a scholarship to go to highschool for the rest of his highschool career atthis school while Arthur isnt Arthurs family cannot afford the school so he has tochange schools in to a sluggish school with little future given to its graduates Arthurloses all the credit he earned at his former school because he cannot pay the cost for theTheir is many problems addressed in the book about money William has his schoolpaid for which means he will get the better education and he has the better basketballhighschool for being scouted at by top college teams Arthur is back tracked in debt andmust pay 1200 before he can get his transcripts and credit for the classes he took Thisis bad for Arthur because at one point in the book the heat and electricity is turned off for3 months because the Agee family is
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