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Heavy Hitters
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Heavy Hitters
Game Changers Series, Book 3
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Mike Lupica presents the third book in his NEW YORK TIMES bestselling Game Changers series!

Ben and his friends, the Core Four Plus One, are so excited to play in their town's All-Star Baseball league. But in the first game of the season, Ben gets hit by a pitch. It's never happened to him before and it shakes him up.

Another player on Ben's team, Justin, is acting really weirdly. Ben's known Justin for a while and they're friendly, but he's not one of Ben's closest "boys." Justin is the team's best hitter, but his behavior on and off the field is erratic.

Ben discovers that Justin's parents are getting a divorce and Justin is thinking about quitting the team. Like good teammates do, Justin helps Ben deal with his hitting issues while Ben is there for his friend while his family is struggling.

Mike Lupica presents the third book in his NEW YORK TIMES bestselling Game Changers series!

Ben and his friends, the Core Four Plus One, are so excited to play in their town's All-Star Baseball league. But in the first game of the season, Ben gets hit by a pitch. It's never happened to him before and it shakes him up.

Another player on Ben's team, Justin, is acting really weirdly. Ben's known Justin for a while and they're friendly, but he's not one of Ben's closest "boys." Justin is the team's best hitter, but his behavior on and off the field is erratic.

Ben discovers that Justin's parents are getting a divorce and Justin is thinking about quitting the team. Like good teammates do, Justin helps Ben deal with his hitting issues while Ben is there for his friend while his family is struggling.

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  • School Library Journal

    June 1, 2014

    Gr 3-7-Lots of things qualify as game changers for 11-year-old boys playing summer baseball: the player who gets suspended for throwing a bat, getting hit by the ball, the new kid in town who lives up to his last name of Braggs, and even the girl who prefers to hang out with the boys. There is plenty of action on the field as more game-changing events unfold before the playoffs for this team of all-stars who need to stick together to keep the season going. Though this is the third in Lupica's "Game Changers" series (after Play Makers), this one can stand alone. Reader Fred Berman keeps up with the pace of the games and drama that unfolds on the field while juggling the voices of adults, male and female, as well as tweens. There is no doubt how any of the characters are feeling as emotions are well depicted. Sports fans, especially those who love baseball, will appreciate this work, and it will especially appeal to reluctant readers and listeners.-Karen Alexander, Lake Fenton High School, Linden, MI

    Copyright 2014 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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