Mark Daniels spent his childhood honing basketball skills, preparing for the day he can star for Shiloh High. Now a sophomore, Mark believes his time has come, only to realize that his lack of height may forever doom that dream.
His personal fears must be set aside though when a tragic bus crash and dramatic rescue attempt plunge Mark into the center of a media storm of controversy. Even worse, Mark and his teammates then learn that the school board plans to cancel the season after the loss of seven varsity players and their coach in the accident.
A valiant battle earns a temporary reprieve, both for the season and Mark's basketball dreams. But the tragedies are far from over, as Mark must learn several more lessons before fully comprehending the importance of his dream and its impact on him and his friends.
Filled with tragedy and triumph, "The Young Rebel" begins the inspiring story of one young man's struggle to fulfill his dreams, and his understanding of himself.
""A compelling story with a spectacular opening and a satisfying ending that still leaves room for wanting more."
- Editor Genna Gifford.