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It's the last inning of a high school baseball game between arch-rivals Oak Grove and Compton. Center fielder Luke "Wizard" Wallace steps up to the plate--and is hit by a beanball, a wild pitch that shatters his skull, destroys the vision in his left eye, and changes his life forever.

In this riveting novel, the events surrounding this pivotal moment are recounted through free-verse monologues by 28 different voices, including those of Luke and his Oak Grove teammates; the pitcher, Kyle Dawkins, and other Compton players; the two coaches; Luke's family members and teachers; and Sarah Edgerton, a new classmate who seems more affected by Luke's injury than his girlfriend is.

With its unusual format, gripping subject matter, and economy of language, Beanball is a thought-provoking, fast-paced read.

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Jimmy Winter is a born star on the baseball field, and Seth Barnam can only dream of being as talented. Still, the two baseball fanatics have the kind of friendship that should last forever. But when Seth experiences an unthinkable loss, he's forced to find his own personal strength--on and off the field.

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
An ALA Best Book for Reluctant Readers
A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Book of the Year

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Through the eyes of a distinctly non-athletic protagonist — a fat high school journalist named Mitch — veteran sports novelist Deuker reveals the surprising truth behind a mysterious football player named Angel.  When Angel shows up Lincoln High, he seems to have no past — or at least not one he is willing to discuss.  Though Mitch gets a glimpse of Angel's incredible talent off the field, Angel rarely allows himself to shine on the field.  Is he an undercover cop, wonders Mitch?  Or  an ineligible player?  In pursuit of a killer story, Mitch decides to find out just who this player is and what he's done.  In the end, the truth — and what Mitch does with it — surprises everyone.

About the Author

Gene Fehler is a widely-published and anthologized poet whose work has appeared in children's books, poetry collections, and college textbooks. He is also the author of five books, including two adult nonfiction titles about baseball's golden age. He lives in Seneca, South Carolina.

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kobefan_082003, January 9, 2007 (view all comments by kobefan_082003)
This is the best book I have ever read. This book has a message and i think that every child in school should be required to read it.
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This is the best book I have ever read. This book has a message and i think that every kid in school should read it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316067263
Author:
Deuker, Carl
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Author:
Fehler, Gene
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Issues - Drugs, Alcohol, & Substance Abuse
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Baseball
Subject:
Football
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Drugs, Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20070401
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7 to 12
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in 0.2 lb
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 208 pages Little, Brown Young Readers - English 9780316067263 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Jimmy Winter is a born star on the baseball field, and Seth Barnam can only dream of being as talented. Still, the two baseball fanatics have the kind of friendship that should last forever. But when Seth experiences an unthinkable loss, he's forced to find his own personal strength--on and off the field.

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
An ALA Best Book for Reluctant Readers
A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Book of the Year
"Synopsis" by ,
Through the eyes of a distinctly non-athletic protagonist — a fat high school journalist named Mitch — veteran sports novelist Deuker reveals the surprising truth behind a mysterious football player named Angel.  When Angel shows up Lincoln High, he seems to have no past — or at least not one he is willing to discuss.  Though Mitch gets a glimpse of Angel's incredible talent off the field, Angel rarely allows himself to shine on the field.  Is he an undercover cop, wonders Mitch?  Or  an ineligible player?  In pursuit of a killer story, Mitch decides to find out just who this player is and what he's done.  In the end, the truth — and what Mitch does with it — surprises everyone.
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