My son who is 8 read this book for school and had to write a book report so I also read it in order to help him. Overall I wasn't impressed and although my son is a baseball fanatic he wasn't all that enthusiatic for the story as well.
The main plot of the story really gets lost in the endless descriptions of games. The story lacks a lot of details that might help to position it in the mind of the reader. Where does the story take place. How old are the kids? How is it possible that Bobby and Kirby are on the same Little League team when they are far enough apart in age that there is a sister between them?
And there are scenes in the book that add nothing to the story - like the scense with them in a tent watching a deer.
And the ending was bizarre. Other than it being a little unexpected how does it add anything to the main plot line??
Not the best story in my opinion.
Matt Christopher is the writer young readers turn to when they are looking for fast-paced, action-packed sports novels. This book is no exception. He is the author of a number of titles, including Dirt Bike, Runaway, Face-Off, Ice Magic and many more.