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Book Review of Heat

Author: Mike Lupica
Genre: Children's Books
Book Type: Paperback
jazzysmom avatar reviewed 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