Guys Read: Sports

Have you ever bought something that is said to be great and it has been disappointing? I went through this experience when I chose to read Guys Read: The Sports Pages.   Guys Read: The Sports Pages was a very disappointing book as I was excited to read it but once I started, all I wanted was it to be

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Heat

Michael Arroyo lives in the South Bronx, New York and plays baseball for his city’s all-star team.  He pitches really fast, and some of the coaches  question his age.  The head coaches in the league agree that Michael is not allowed to play until he shows the league commissioner a copy of his birth certificate.   One thing that the

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The Underdogs

By the first chapter of the book The Underdogs, by Mike Lupica, I was already hooked on this astonishing page turning story. Twelve year old boy Will Tyler is your average everyday boy who likes to eat food, hang out with his friends, and most importantly play football. But when his town can’t raise enough money for kids to play

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The Big Field

For Keith Hutchinson, playing shortstop is a lifestyle.  Keith, known to his friends as “Hutch”, is fourteen and plays for the American Legion Cardinals in Boynton Beach,  Florida. He is content with his star status and position. But, when a new kid named Darryl joins the team, Hutch loses his favorite position and Darryl becomes the star. Hutch is moved to second

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The Batboy

It sounds like every baseball kid’s dream job to be batboy for their favorite baseball team.  Brian Dudley is fourteen and lives in Detroit. His dad, Cole Dudley,  used to play in the MLB and was one of the best pitchers, and when Brian was about nine years old, his dad retired from baseball.  Brian thought it would be great

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Unstoppable

Former NFL football player Tim Green’s Unstoppable tells the story of 13 year old boy’s challenging life of ups and downs.  Tired of being brutalized mentally and physically, Harrison retaliates against his foster father Mr. Constable and is taken to jail.  His situation improves dramatically when a social worker advocates for him and places him in a new environment.

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Keeper

Keeper teaches readers that doing something different could change your entire life. Keeper by Mal Peet is a book about a soccer player named El Gato who is the goal keeper for the World Cup’s winning team. In this interview with Paul Faustino, El Gato tells his life story and how veering off a path in the woods resulted in

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QB1

Cullen.  Just the name in Granger, Texas, turns people into royalty.  But if a name comes with a pair of shadows the size of Texas itself, and there’s no changing the name, how can the shadow be escaped?     From the first word to the last, readers are held captive to the book QB1 by MIke Lupica.  This book

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