Thursday, November 6, 2014

Star of the Team by Beverly Stowe McClure

Today, fellow MuseIt Up author Beverly Stowe McClure and I are swapping blogs to share our thoughts on each other's work. See what Beverly has to say about Quest of the Hart here after you read my thought on her middle grade novel, Star of the Team.

A girl.

A dream.

An accident.

A dream shattered.

Eleven-year-old Kate Taylor dreams of being the star of her basketball team, Angels. When Kate’s tooth is knocked out at one of the games and her mother, who is also her coach, says she can’t play until the tooth the dentist replants heals, Kate’s dreams are in jeopardy. Add Emily, the new girl at school who claims she’s the best, and Kate faces a challenge to prove that she is the star.

Will Kate succeed? Or will Emily ruin Kate’s plans?

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My Thoughts:
I really enjoyed this fast paced read. This is a great story about dealing with jealousy: of teammates, of siblings, and of friends. Kate's struggles are very realistic, and I found myself rooting for her to not only find a way to get to play again, but to overcome her jealousy and become friends with Emily.

A great read for a middle grade reader! My rating: 5 stars

About the Author:
Most of the time, you’ll find Beverly in front of her computer, writing the stories little voices whisper in her ear. When she’s not writing, she takes long walks and snaps pictures of clouds, wild flowers, birds and deer. To some of her friends, she is affectionately known as the “Bug Lady” because she rescues butterflies, moths, walking sticks, and praying mantis from her cats.

For twenty-two years Beverly taught children in grades two through five how to read and write. They taught her patience. Now, she teaches a women’s Sunday school class at her church. To relax she plays the piano. Her cats don’t appreciate good music and run and hide when she tickles the ivories.


  1. Thank you for spotlighting Star of the Team today and for your lovely words about the story. Kate thanks you too. I'm happy to answer questions or comments. Have a great day.

    1. You're welcome, Bev. I had a great time reading this between hockey games at my son's tournament a few weeks ago.

  2. I also enjoyed Kate's journey. I love how real the characters feel!


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