My life my fight

A young boy who aspired to play in the NBA but lacked the resources to do so is the subject of Madeline Chapman’s novel Steven Adams. It tells the narrative of how many people supported him along the road and how hard he had to train to get there. He had planned to spend the rest of his life working on a farm, but today he is one of New Zealand’s top NBA players.

Personally, I believe that other year twelve students would love this narrative because Steven Adams’ personality came through in it through his words. If they are fans of the media, they might also enjoy this book. The novel’s author, Madeline Chapman, paid close attention to every detail. The story follows Steven Adams from his early years, when he barely attended school, through his time at Scots College and his time at the University of Pittsburgh. After that, he went on to play with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The audience is informed about Steven Adams’ time on and off the court, his family, he has sixteen siblings and most importantly his basketball career.

Because the story demonstrates how he worked out daily to get better and how he is battling for what he wants, year twelve students would enjoy reading this narrative. Other year twelve students might connect to this as they desire to be a member of huge sports teams for netball, rugby, and basketball. He informs us that it is possible to grow better even if it doesn’t happen right away. The phrase “this fight is keeping me alive” from the book serves as an illustration of how perseverance can pay off.

Because Steven Adams has several influential people supporting him and believing in his ability to succeed, many year twelve kids might learn a lot from this story. These select individuals recognised Steven Adams’ tremendous potential in both his academic and basketball abilities.and persuaded him to persevere. Year 12 students should keep this in mind since everyone has the potential to shine, all they need to do is surround themselves with the appropriate people who will encourage them rather than discourage them. This comes back to society too because society surrounds themselves with people with different mindsets and interests which can set yourself back thinking you’re not good enough or you just can’t be bothered because no one else is worrying about it.

Since most students take their participation in sports extremely seriously and aspire to be professional athletes, this text may be relevant to other year twelve students. It demonstrates how you will need to train continuously to reach your desired skill level. The majority of athletes strive to improve their skills and strength in order to perform better.

Overall, this book would be fantastic for other year twelve students because it demonstrates the value of tenacity, resolve, accountability, and surrounding oneself with the right people who support your goals and aspirations. Another group of year twelve kids who aren’t particularly athletic might like this book if they’re fans of Steven Adams or friends with someone who aspires to be an athlete so they can understand how hard they have to work or help support them with training and be a good influence.

Kiā ora
A great book.
The idea is to show your engagement with the text. In the second paragraph you gloss over things - "it shows his personality’ - what does it show about his personality? Why will they like it if they are fans of media? You could develop this further.
What makes it possible to ‘grow better’ - maybe some specific details would add depth? Who were the people who helped him and why did they? You are concentrating on the purpose and audience aspect which works - it is just added detail that is needed.
Are you making sure you have the right type and number of texts for the standard? Six in total, four must be written, two of these must be extended and two visual or oral or written.
JD :grinning: