20. December 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Children's Books, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Leslie

Hothead by Cal Ripken Jr., 135 pages, read by Leslie, on 09/19/2012


Connor Sullivan is too humble to admit it, but he’s the Orioles’ best player. Lately, though, Connor hasn’t been so good-natured. Even his best friend, Jordy, starts to avoid him. Coach Hammond is ready to bench him indefinitely. Will Connor be able to get his act together in time to help the team win championship?

I really did not like this book.  I thought it was too cookie-cutter as far as sports stories for boys is concerned.  There never is a real reason for this seemingly good kid to start acting out like he does, it doesn’t really make a lot of sense.  I think some boys will like it just because it is a baseball book but I doubt I will recommend it.

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