"Just when Lori starts to get comfortable, things change again. Lori's friends have found new interests. Her dad goes back to work for the first time since she was born. And when her mom decides to start coaching in the new after-school basketball league, Lori's home life collides with her passion. To make matters worse, all her friends are playing for the opposing team. Lori feels frustrated and alone, like she might be falling behind in her game"--...
Fourth-grader Lori Block doesn't care that she has to play in the "fifth quarter," a special period before her fourth-grade travel basketball team's real games begin so that the not-so-good players can practice in games against each other--she is just happy to have the chance to hone her skills. Lori pursues her passion, seeks confidence at school and at home, and hopes to one day play in the real travel basketball games.