Filthy Mcnasty's The Crossover

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Theme Analysis of The Crossover The Crossover is a book mostly about family relationships. The main character, Josh who goes by the nickname, Filthy McNasty is a tall teenager who plays basketball for his middle school. He can even dunk. Just when everything in Josh’s life was going really well for him, his brother, JB gets a girlfriend. This brings the two brothers who were extremely close, far apart. This makes Josh feel very alone and left out. It also makes him feel upset and jealous. There feelings can make someone do something completely out of character. The thing that Josh does that is out of character is when he fires a pass to JB in his basketball game when he’s only like 5 feet away. The incident makes things worse, and …show more content…
The most important family relationship in the book is between Josh and JB. After the incident, all Josh wanted was to fix his relationship with JB and play basketball with his team again. Sometimes, people can do horrible things they will regret when they are angry and not thinking straight. Before JB got a girlfriend, him and Josh did everything together. They would eat lunch together, walk home together, shoot hoops together, play madden together, and even study together. Josh and JB were probably one of the most closest brothers in the whole world until JB got a girlfriend. Josh also has a very close relationship with his dad. His dad was the one who gave him the nickname, Filthy McNasty even though Josh doesn’t like it. So when his dad’s injury leads to him dying, Josh feels more alone than ever because the two closest people in his life just walked out the …show more content…
This also means to just move on and be more mature. If Josh and JB remembered this throughout the book, they would have never had gotten into this feud that was going on for most of the book. When you become a teenager, you start to realize that you have to start acting more mature so that you can be liked by people. This can be good or be bad depending on how seriously you take it. You go through many changes when you become a teenager, but attitude is a big part of it. If JB would have just started talking to Josh again after the incident instead of ignoring him which is immature, then I think that they would have gotten through the tragedy of their dad’s death much easier. Having someone to turn to can make a sad time much easier. That’s why growing up is

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