Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip by Jordan SonnenblickCurveball: The Year I Lost My Grip by Jordan Sonnenblick

Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip

byJordan Sonnenblick

Paperback | February 25, 2014

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Sometimes life's greatest accomplishments take place off the field.

There's nothing All Star pitcher Peter Friedman loves more than baseball. It's his life. He breathes baseball, dreams about it, and works his tail off to be great. Most kids are nervous about starting high school, but Pete's amazing arm is going tomake his life pretty easy.

But Pete's freshman year doesn't turn out as planned. A pitching accident over the summer ruins his arm. If he isn't the star pitcher, then who is he? Pete's best friend and pitching partner, AJ, tells him he'll be back to his normal self by springtraining. To make matters more complicated, there's something going on with Pete's grampa - and Pete's mother doesn't want to talk about it.

The only person Pete can confide in is Angelika, the amazingly cute girl in his photography class who might like Pete as much as he likes her . . . only Angie doesn't know if she can date someone who can't be honest with himself, or with thepeople he's closest to.

JORDAN SONNENBLICK is the author of the acclaimed Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie, Notes From the Midnight Driver, Zen and the Art of Faking it, and the sequel to Drums called After Ever After. He lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with his wife and two children.
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Title:Curveball: The Year I Lost My GripFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.02 × 5.3 × 0.6 inPublished:February 25, 2014Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545320704

ISBN - 13:9780545320702

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"Jordan Sonnenblick scores a home run." -BookPage

*"Sonnenblick again shows an adept ability to tackle big-deal life issues, treat them seriously and believably, and filter them into a high-spirited, even fun story." -Booklist, starred review

*"Another winner that can be confidently recommended to readers." -School Library Journal, starred review