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Curveball

The Year I Lost My Grip
Sonnenblick, Jordan (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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After an injury ends former star pitcher Peter Friedman's athletic dreams, he concentrates on photography which leads him to a girlfriend, new fame as a high school sports photographer, and a deeper relationship with the beloved grandfather who, when he realizes he is becoming senile, gives Pete all of his professional camera gear.
Authors: Sonnenblick, Jordan
Title: Curveball
the year I lost my grip
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 285 p. ;,22 cm.
Summary: After an injury ends former star pitcher Peter Friedman's athletic dreams, he concentrates on photography which leads him to a girlfriend, new fame as a high school sports photographer, and a deeper relationship with the beloved grandfather who, when he realizes he is becoming senile, gives Pete all of his professional camera gear.
ISBN: 9780545320696
0545320690
Statement of Responsibility: Jordan Sonnenblick
Subject Headings: Photography Fiction. Grandfathers Fiction. Alzheimer's disease Fiction. High schools Fiction. Schools Fiction. Family life Pennsylvania Fiction. Pennsylvania Fiction.
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction.
Topical Term: Photography
Grandfathers
Alzheimer's disease
High schools
Schools
Family life
LCCN: 2011003768
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Jun 03, 2014
  • green_cat_1982 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Hilarious!!! I loved it.

Apr 24, 2014
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Peter Friedman has been training as a baseball pitcher his entire life. He and his best friend A.J. have always planned on making and dominating their high school team. But you can't always count on your plans to work out. Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip is one teen's journey to figure out what Plan B is.

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"Just before his first year of high school, Pete's dream of a baseball career is demolished after an injury damages his pitching arm. Pete feels lost without baseball, but having learned some basic camera skills from his grandfather (a professional photographer), he finds some comfort in a photography class - and in a relationship with smart, spirited classmate Angelika. At home, though, it's getting harder to ignore the fact that Grampa's memory isn't what it used to be." Teen Scene January 2014 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=718673

Oct 31, 2013
  • iceangel3 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved this book. I need to read more books by Sonnenblick. This was a great story of a boy who played baseball. He was a star pitcher and catcher. He was in 8th grade and had a stared high school baseball carer in the future, until he hided a injury and gets hurt. Now he has to tell his best friend who he grew up playing baseball with that he will never play again and on top of it he is dealing with the demise of his favorite person in the world, his grandfather. The books is a touching story of friendship and growing up. It has secrets kept by all that eventually come out and you find out that most secrets were not secrets at all. Just a great refreshing story, just what I needed

Jul 29, 2013
  • semi1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

VERY GOOD BOOK!

Jun 13, 2013
  • MEDINASTORYTIME rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Good book JH

May 26, 2012
  • renheart115 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This one wasn't as witty and cute and sad as his usual books, but i still really liked it. Mostly because Pete's grandpa reminds me so much of Sol from Notes from the Midnight Driver, that it did make me tear up a bit at the end..and I loved both characters a lot. It's still a very good book :)

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