By Robert Lipsyte
Mike has his junior yr good lower than keep watch over. He's received an outstanding staff of pals. He's relationship Lori, one of many most well liked women in class. And trainer Cody has all yet given him the beginning spot because the Ridgedale Rangers' varsity middle fielder. after which Oscar Ramirez indicates up. Oscar is an awesome ballplayer, as proficient on the plate as he's in heart box, and it's now not lengthy earlier than Mike loses keep watch over. He's at the bench, he's moving into fights, and he unearths himself in weekend detention with Katherine Herold, the main mysterious, abrasive, captivating woman in class. Mike is misplaced, burdened, and searching to teach Cody to assist him come back on course. however the trainer has his personal algorithm for Mike to play by way of, and the selections Mike makes are going to affect greater than simply the beginning lineup.
Robert Lipsyte, the most celebrated writers in younger grownup literature, has crafted a subtly excessive story of adolescent fight, a activities tale approximately even more than sports—one that exhibits us how the strikes one makes off the sector subject much more than the strikes one has on it.
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