Twelve-year-old Casey Snowden knows everything about being an umpire. His dad and grandfather run a New Jersey umpire school, Behind the Plate, and Casey lives and breathes baseball. Casey’s dream, however, is to be a reporter—objective, impartial, and fair, just like an ump. But when he stumbles upon a sensational story involving a former major league player in exile, he finds that the ethics of publishing it are cloudy at best. This emotionally charged coming-of-age novel about baseball, divorce, friendship, love, and compassion challenges its readers to consider all the angles before calling that strike.
- Juvenile Fiction / Boys & Men
- Juvenile Fiction / Family / Marriage & Divorce
- Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
- Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Friendship
- Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Values & Virtues
- Juvenile Fiction / Sports & Recreation / Baseball & Softball
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