Sunday, July 27, 2014

Plunked by Michael Northrop

Jack is thrilled when his baseball coach selects him as a starter along with his best friends.  But his joy is short-lived after he is hit two times while at bat - once in the head and once in the chest.  For the first time in his life Jack finds himself afraid of the ball and unable to play with his whole heart.  Jack has to find a way to get his courage back or get out of baseball entirely before he is completely embarrassed and out of friends. 

As with my previous baseball book, there was a lot of game play by play that didn't make much sense to me.  But unlike the last one, I wasn't much taken with the rest of the story.  Definitely meant for a younger teen audience.