Pippa Park Raises Her Game
At Lakeview, Pippa juggles old and new friends, an unrequited crush, and the pressure to perform academically and athletically while keeping her past and her family’s laundromat a secret from her elite new classmates. But when Pippa begins to receive a string of hateful, anonymous messages via social media, her carefully built persona is threatened.
As things begin to spiral out of control, Pippa discovers the real reason she was admitted to Lakeview and wonders if she can keep her old and new lives separate, or if she should even try.
I doubt that anyone in the target demographic will understand that this is a "reimagining of Great Expectations". If it weren't for Aunt Haverford, I wouldn't have seen it at all. This does add another layer of meaning for more advanced readers who want to look for the parallels.
Blending sports with culture is a great way to appeal to a lot of different readers. Fans of Lisa Yee's Millicent Min, Girl Genius, Paula Chase's So Done and Hena Khan's Zayd Saleem: Chasing the Dream series will enjoy this mix of basketball, middle school angst, and family culture.