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ISBN13: 9781423101628
ISBN10: 1423101626
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Gecko Fosse drove the getaway car.

Terence Florian ran with the worst gang in Chicago.

Arjay Moran killed someone.

All three boys are serving time in juvenile detention centers until they get a second chance at life in the form of Douglas Healy.  A former juvenile delinquent himself, Healy is running an experimental halfway house in New York City where he wants to make a difference in the lives of kids like Gecko, Terence, and Arjay. 

Things are going well, until one night Healy is accidentally knocked unconscious while trying to break up a scuffle among the boys.  Terrified of the consequences, they drop him off at a hospital and run away.  But when Healy awakes, he has no memory of them or the halfway house.  Afraid of being sent back to Juvie, the guys hatch a crazy scheme to continue on as if the group leader never left.  They will go to school, do their community service, attend therapy, and act like model citizens until Healy's memory returns and he can resume his place with them.  

            But life keeps getting in the way...like Gecko finding romance.  Or Arjay getting famous. Or Terence reverting to his old ways.   And the woman from social services is determined to catch them at something.  If the boys are discovered, their second chance will be their last.

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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.

Synopsis:

Gecko, Terence, and Ajay are serving time in juvenile detention centers until they get a second chance. Douglas Healy, a former juvenile delinquent himself, takes them into his halfway house, hoping to make a difference in their lives. One night there is a scuffle, and Healy is accidentally knocked unconscious. When he awakes in the hospital, he has no memory of them or of the halfway house. Afraid of being sent back to Juvie, the guys hatch a crazy scheme to continue on as if the group leader never left.

But if the boys are found out, their second chance will be their last.

Synopsis:

Its the worst sound Ive ever heard in all my years of umping.

Oh, Ive heard plenty of pitches hit a helmet.

But this . . . this fastball, up and in.

This one hit bone, right in the face.

Not even a scream or grunt from the kid.

He went down like he was shot. In the bottom of the last inning against their biggest rival, Oak Grove High has two men on base and the score is tied. Luke “Wizard” Wallace is at bat, and he knows what he needs to do: drive in the winning run, save the game, and be a hero. 

Luke has everything under control, except the pitch.

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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Sunny, July 23, 2010 (view all comments by Sunny)
This is a great book for teens about three teenagers in juvie who are taken to live in a halfway house as an experiment. One night, one of the teens accidently knocks the group leader, Healy unconcious. The boys drop him off at a hospital and they go back to try and continue their lives. Overall, I thought this was a great book with an original story and it kept me reading.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781423101628
Author:
Korman, Gordon
Publisher:
Hyperion Books
Author:
Korman,  Gordon
Author:
Fehler, Gene
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Cooperativeness
Subject:
General
Subject:
Situations / General
Subject:
Baseball
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7 up to 17
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in 0.2 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by ,
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.

"Synopsis" by , Gecko, Terence, and Ajay are serving time in juvenile detention centers until they get a second chance. Douglas Healy, a former juvenile delinquent himself, takes them into his halfway house, hoping to make a difference in their lives. One night there is a scuffle, and Healy is accidentally knocked unconscious. When he awakes in the hospital, he has no memory of them or of the halfway house. Afraid of being sent back to Juvie, the guys hatch a crazy scheme to continue on as if the group leader never left.

But if the boys are found out, their second chance will be their last.

"Synopsis" by ,
Its the worst sound Ive ever heard in all my years of umping.

Oh, Ive heard plenty of pitches hit a helmet.

But this . . . this fastball, up and in.

This one hit bone, right in the face.

Not even a scream or grunt from the kid.

He went down like he was shot. In the bottom of the last inning against their biggest rival, Oak Grove High has two men on base and the score is tied. Luke “Wizard” Wallace is at bat, and he knows what he needs to do: drive in the winning run, save the game, and be a hero. 

Luke has everything under control, except the pitch.

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