Saturday, July 23, 2016

Soar - Yes Another One

There is a lot going on with this book.  We start with Jeremiah, a boy who was abandoned as a baby and has been raised by his adopted father Walt.  Add in that Jeremiah had heart issues and received a heart transplant.  Jeremiah loves baseball and although he can't play at the moment because of his heart he studies the game.  Walt and Jeremiah move temporarily to an Ohio town for Walt's work.  There Jeremiah decides to help a nonexistent middle school baseball team.  Meanwhile, the town is embroiled in a scandal involving steroid use, the death of a player, and the high school coach.  

Yep there is a lot going on in this book and it works.  Jeremiah is a great character.  Although a lot of the topics are heavy the book as a whole has a positive message.  Well done.

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