Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip

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Scholastic, Incorporated, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 285 pages
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Sometimes, the greatest comebacks take place far away from the ball field.

Meet Peter Friedman, high school freshman. Talented photographer. Former baseball star. When a freakish injury ends his pitching career, Peter has some major things to figure out. Is there life after sports? Why has his grandfather suddenly given him thousands of dollars worth of camera equipment? And is it his imagination, or is the super-hot star of the girls' swim team flirting with him, right in front of the amazing new girl in his photography class? In his new novel, teen author Jordan Sonnenblick performs his usual miraculous feat: exploring deep themes of friendship, romance, family, and tragedy, while still managing to be hilariously funny.

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Review: Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip

User Review  - Kathy Mathey - Goodreads

Once in awhile a YA book hits home (no baseball pun intended), and this one does. Tenderness and raw emotion permeate this story filled with teenage angst, uncertainty, and finding your way. On a teacher's note, I have to say Sonnenblick is the powerhouse of figurative language. Read full review

Review: Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip

User Review  - Goodreads

Once in awhile a YA book hits home (no baseball pun intended), and this one does. Tenderness and raw emotion permeate this story filled with teenage angst, uncertainty, and finding your way. On a teacher's note, I have to say Sonnenblick is the powerhouse of figurative language. Read full review

About the author (2012)

Jordan Sonnenblick is the author of the acclaimed DRUMS, GIRLS, & DANGEROUS PIE, NOTES FROM THE MIDNIGHT DRIVER, ZEN AND THE ART OF FAKING IT, and the sequel to DRUMS called AFTER EVER AFTER. He lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with his wife and two children.