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Author: Mike Lupica
Michael Arroyo has a pitching arm that throws serious heat. But his firepower is nothing compared to the heat Michael faces in his day-to-day life. Newly orphaned after his father led the family's escape from Cuba, Michael's only family is his seventeen-yearold brother Carlos. If Social Services hears of their situation, they will be separated i...  more »
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PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780142407578
ISBN-10: 0142407577
Publication Date: 3/1/2007
Pages: 240
Edition: Reprint
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Puffin
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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My 12 year old son loved this book and couldn't put it down.
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My 9 year old son really enjoyed this book!
jazzysmom avatar reviewed Heat on + 907 more book reviews
great read, and i'd say for you adults too. Michael grows up in the shadow of the Yankee Stadium, he is always on the ouside looking in. His only chance to be in his field of dreams is to pitch his Bronx all star team to the district finals, and a shot at the little league world series. But there is a problem. Michael is good--too good. Rival coaches and players can't believe this boy is this good and only 12 years old. He has no way to prove it he has no mother or father. His birth certificate that is stuck home in his native Cuba. If the people from social services find out his secret, he will have worse problems, being seperated from the only family he knows, his brother Carlos. Baseball can be a game of heros, of champions who refuse to lose, or it can be a field of crushed dreams. for one boy this game is about to turn very serious. Wonderful read. Highly recommended
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This book is about a boy who wants nothing else but to play baseball. But to do this he needs his birth certificate which has been lost. Not only does this get in his way but he also has to cover the fact that his father is dead so agents won't come and take him and his brother away from there home.

I am a girl and I read this when I was 11. It didn't interest me greatly. But I suggest it for boys ages 8-13 whom might enjoy this more than I did.
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This was an excellent book for my 13 year old son to read and do a report on. He loved the characters, and the story, and was reading every spare minute he could find until he was done.