Ms. Hinton Sienz
My Losing Season
The book My Losing Season was a great book for the first hundred pages that I read. It is teaching me a lot, not only about basketball but life outside of high school. This autobiography is written by Pat Conroy who is also the main character. The book jumps around in settings but it mostly takes place in Orlando, Florida. My experience from this book was good because I can relate to it. For example, when his dad asks him, “you were afraid today weren’t you?” (pg.67) after the game was common to me because that is what I hear after a bad game. . The word choice Conroy uses is very basic but he uses crude language to put an emphasis on key moments.
Another example is when his coach says “I could tell you were chichenshit scared to check into the game.”(pg. 69) There were two other main characters, one of the best players on the team and Conroy’s best friend. The main conflict is Conroy’s team trying to win games but they continue to lose. The only knock of this book is that it’s hard to follow. Other than that, anyone who really likes basketball will find it interesting. He opens the book by saying, “I was born to be a point guard, but not a very good one.” (pg.4) That will grab anyone’s attention who loves the game.