Parents' Guide to

Hit & Miss

By Kyle Jackson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Young Jeter inches closer to his dreams in strong sequel.

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A compelling and positive coming-of-age tale, Hit & Miss is perfect for kids and tweens who play sports, though its protagonist is a great role model for any ambitious young person. It's interesting to watch Derek get older and more mature both as a star and leader on his team and as a big brother and classmate.

Issues of class, race, and teen angst are hinted at, not seeming to cloud Jeter's mind at such a young age, though the books seem to be setting up future installments that may deal with heavier issues. For now, Derek is infatuated with his love of the game and the pursuit of his life's dream, and that's a joy and an inspiration to behold.

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