On her way to try out for the Olympic basketball team, Brittany Bristol, the Long Shot, bumps into her old crush, her brother's best friend Brian. The book is told in flashbacks, as Brittany recalls her childhood when she first fell in love with Brian. Long Shot is a story about love and the different paths people choose in life. Although nobody believes that tiny Brittany Bristol has a chance to go anywhere with the sport of basketball, she never quits. Will she make the Olympic team? Will she be reunited with Brian?