I didn’t really know if I was going to like this book-but I did! 🙂 Sticks, by Joan Bauer, touches your heart and your funnybone. The main character is growing up in a single parent home due to the death of his father (who was a famous pool player-yes, I said “pool”). He is following in his father’s footsteps to become a dynamic pool player-the book is leading up to a championship game tournament with “life” happening on the way. It’s a good read!