Sunday, March 13, 2016

Soar by Joan Bauer - ESSENTIAL

Bauer, Joan Soar, 299 pgs. Penguin (Viking) 2016. $16.99.  Language: G ( 0 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: G; Violence: G.   

Jeremiah loves baseball more than anything else.  He used to play catch with his Dad, Walt, all the time, but then, Jeremiah had a heart transplant, and now he has to be very careful;  no infections and not too much exertion.  He’s not even supposed to run!  When Walt gets an out of town town job, he and Jeremiah move to a small town where baseball is king - where a 6 year undefeated High School baseball team has turned the whole town into baseball fans. But when a player dies and the coach is implicated, baseball takes a hit, and Jeremiah has to defend baseball, and start a middle school team himself.  Because . . . baseball matters!

This is a fantastic book! Joan Bauer has written another novel that speaks from the heart.  A sports books with a lot more than a championship at stake, this amazing novel is a surefire hit with the boys (sports) the girls (a sick kid) and the adults (hope, family, community)  

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