Monday, March 27, 2017

Review: The Boy Who Saved Baseball

The Boy Who Saved Baseball The Boy Who Saved Baseball by John H. Ritter
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Yes, I really loved this book! First, you must know, I love baseball, and I love stories of teams who are not quite the best. (I am a die-hard Mets fan, and have been for a long time.) And when you have a book that has characters named Cruz de la Cruz, and Dante Del Gato, you can not go wrong. This is the story of Tom, not a great player himself, but with a lot of heart. Tom lives in a town way out in California, and his team is going to play the game of their young lives. Their town will change forever if they can not win this big game. This is a great, beautiful, baseball story.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Review: Gym Candy

Gym Candy Gym Candy by Carl Deuker
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is a different kind of high school football story, though there is plenty of action on the field. This is the story of Mick, who has played football all his life. His father was a star player in college, and expects Mick to follow in his footsteps. Mick loves football, but it seems as if his father is pressuring him to make first string as a freshman in high school. When his father takes him to a gym so that he can really get a good weightlifting workout, he meets his new trainer. And then, things change for Mick. He decides he needs to be bigger, stronger and faster, and his trainer knows just what to prescribe for him. A very timely story. Football plays are described in detail.

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