Book review by Matt Berman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Engaging story about a pitching prodigy.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 32 reviews

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age 10+

The Heat is a great Lesson Too!

My son read this book for his a/r goal at school. He had a couple of issues himself at school about being nervous before a performance and made up a little white lie and got caught. This was a great book to show how little white lies can grow and hurt peoples feelings even if you don't intend that to be the end result.

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age 10+
I'm a teacher and use frequently with boys who are reluctant readers and like baseball...it works!

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