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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,043 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jordan Sonnenblick Narrator: Luke Daniels Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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There's nothing All Star pitcher Peter Friedman loves more than baseball. It's his life. He breathes baseball, dreams about it, and works his tail off to be great. Most kids are nervous about starting high school, but Pete's amazing arm is going to make his life pretty easy. When you're the star, girls, popularity, and all-around stud status are sure to follow. But Pete's freshman year doesn't turn out as planned. A pitching accident over the summer ruins his arm. If he can't play baseball, what is he supposed to do? If he isn't the star pitcher, then who is he? Pete's best friend and pitching partner, AJ, doesn't believe Pete - he tells him he'll be back to his normal self by spring training. To make matters more complicated, there's something going on with Pete's grampa - he's acting weird and keeps forgetting important things, and Pete's mother doesn't want to talk about it.

The only person Pete can confide in is Angelika, the amazingly cute girl in his photography class who might like Pete as much as he likes her... only Angie doesn't know if she can date someone who can't be honest with himself, or with the people he's closest to.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by H | 2/18/2014

    " Not Sonnenblick's best - this story is about Pete, a boy who must deal with an injury that ends his days playing baseball forever, a grandfather who is slipping into dementia, and starting freshman year. It isn't a BAD book, it just isn't as good as Sonnenblick's other books, and it feels a little rushed and short. Pete is appealing and smart as a character, and his fans will probably like the book. Definitely not for kids lower than 6th grade. Best for 6-8, but be warned that boys who are looking for a baseball story will be disappointed. There is little baseball action, and some key details (no left-handed boy would be allowed to play catcher at a high school level) are just wrong.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by 7709eva | 2/15/2014

    " This book is amazing! It is a realistic fiction book. Curveball is about a freshman named Peter. Peter takes a photography class, where he meets Angelika. Peter's grandfather has been acting strange lately and as Peter spends more time with Angelika, she leads him to realize that something is seriously wrong with his grandfather. I loved this book and I recommend this to people who like books that are fun to read but have a more serious conflict in them as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Janina | 2/13/2014

    " Cool story. For boys, fans of photography and sports. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Erin Sterling | 2/5/2014

    " Jordan Sonnenblick is a great realistic fiction writer. While this isn't my favorite of his, it was well-done. The story of a boy who along with his best friend has been one of the best baseball players. But when he wrenches his arm and learns he probably will not be able to play again, he decides to devote himself to photography and winning over the girl he's had a crush on and dealing with his ailing grandfather. "

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