Tommy Rust is up to bat and the game is on the line when his father taps him on the shoulder and tells Tommy it’s time to go. And they don’t just leave the game, they leave town, they leave the state. When his father tells him he is old enough to choose his own name for the next stop, Tommy becomes Brock Nickerson, new kid in a new town. He never knows why this keeps happening; only that it does. But the one constant for Brock or Tommy or whoever he is, is baseball. The first day, Brock gets into a fight. The gym teacher, Coach Huggins, takes an interest in Brock and asks him to join his travel baseball team. The coach’s niece, Bella, is part of it as well, and a new, important friendship happens. But Brock’s father makes it clear they might have to leave at a moment’s notice, perhaps the worst possible moment.
For kids who like sports, it is always a treat when Tim Green has a new book out. This is no exception. The characters are well-drawn and believable, and the story is a real page turner because of the mystery. Get this one!
After editing at City Book Review for a few years, I took up the duties of editorial assistant, which include assigning books for review, posting reviews to our various sites, and nagging reviewers for things. In my non-nagging time, I’m a gamer, artist, writer, and notorious black thumb/bane of plants. My answer to every book-related question: read Octavia Butler.
|Page Count||352 pages|
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