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Short Synopsis: Ghosts, who were young basketball players that died too early, are given an opportunity to return to life. They inhabit the bodies of living basketball players to inspire, motivate the starters to the coveted State Championship. As they themselves continue to learn life’s obstacles that can only be overcome in growing up.
Five Star Review: The Purple Phantoms of Rockwood are Here!
“Phantoms of Rockwood” is a very well-written well-edited story of a high school basketball coach, his current unsuccessful team, and deceased basketball players from Rockwood High School’s past who played the game brilliantly. The plot flows smoothly to the story’s end as the living players come to terms with what needs changing in their lives and in their game as Coach Jones talks with the five dead players, whom he still loves, misses terribly and will defend even if it costs him his coaching job. All characters, both living and ghostly, are three-dimensional; they come alive as the story progresses. Knowing that the five phantom players must go back to their place in Heaven and will take another with them will be a difficult,a somewhat teary ending . The addition of a sixth phantom is hinted at throughout the last chapters so that the reader will know what is coming. Julius Thompson has crafted a brilliant book that young adults and adult readers will adore. Julius,keep writing.
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