Monday, October 1, 2012

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday - Baseball Great

Welcome to Marvelous Middle Grade Monday! Today I'm featuring a book I haven't read, but my middle grade son has.  I will be sharing his thoughts.

by: Tim Green
Harper 2010

Baseball Great is the first in a three-book baseball series.  The next two books are entitled Rivals and Best of the Best.

From the back cover:
When the school paper calls him "Grant Middle's best hope for its first-ever city-wide championship," Josh feels like he's starting to get noticed-in good and bad ways. Seeing Josh's talent, his father drags him out of the school baseball tryouts and gets him in the running for the Titans, the local youth championship team coached by Rocky Valentine.

All Josh really wants to do is play ball, but now Rocky wants him to gulp down protein shakes and other supplements. Suspicious, Josh and his new friend, Jaden, uncover a dangerous secret-and catch the attention of one many who will do anything to keep them from exposing it.

Now, let me say that my son is a very picky reader. Finding a book that keeps his attention and keeps him reading can be a challenge. Here are a few of his thoughts.

What did you like about the book?
Book about baseball
Kind of like a mystery

What kept you reading?
I wanted to find out if they would catch the person that was supplying the baseball team with steroids.

How many stars would you rate this book? (5 is highest)
5 stars

Any final thoughts?
I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.

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