Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Strike Three You're Dead by Josh Berk -- ADVISABLE

Berk, Josh Strike Three You're Dead, 250 pgs. Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. $16.99. Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: G.  

Lenny is obsessed with the Phillies! They are his favorite team.  When he wins a contest to be a "guest announcer" he cannot believe his luck, because it'll be Rookie R. J. Weather's first big league game.  But before Lenny's big chance, one of the players ends up dead.  Now, Lenny feels it's up to him and the 2 Mikes to solve the mystery.  Are these middle schoolers ready to go to bat as detectives?  

This is a fun kid detective story.  Sport themed, but not much sport played, more talked about.  This would be a great recommendation for the 6th-7th grade sports enthusiast to get them reading a different genre.  

EL, MS - ADVISABLE Lisa Librarian

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