A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Readers will learn the fine points of big-league pitching from author Tim Green, a former pro football player and now an amateur baseball coach.
As in baseball, so in life, you struggle to be yourself while remaining part of the team. Sometimes you have to stand up to your parent to pursue your dreams.
Positive Role Models
The high school coach, while battling personal demons, shows patience and understanding toward Brock, who struggles to control his pitches. The coach even steps aside at a critical moment to let someone else help his protege.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
The coach, after the death of his son, becomes an alcoholic.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that New Kid, by bestselling author Tim Green, shows a high school baseball player fighting for his identity against a formidable adversary: his shadowy, ultra-strict father, who has reason to fear for his boy's safety. It's an engrossing story with no troublesome content, save for a coach who becomes an alcoholic after the death of his son.
Is It Any Good?
Bestselling author Tim Green, who writes frequently about sports, spins an engrossing tale for young baseball players, male and female, with a climax that ends on the last pitch. The writing in NEW KID is mostly sharp but sometimes dips into sentiments worthy of a needlepoint pillow.
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