The Comeback Season

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Simon and Schuster, Feb 23, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 256 pages
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Baseball brings them together—but will his secret keep them apart? Find out in this heartbreakingly beautiful novel from Jennifer E. Smith, author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight.

The last place Ryan Walsh should be this afternoon is on a train heading to Wrigley Field. She should be in class, enduring yet another miserable day of her first year of high school. But for once, Ryan isn’t thinking about what she should be doing. She’s not worried about her lack of friends, or her suffering math grade, or how it’s been five whole years since the last time she was really and truly happy. Because she’s finally returning to the place that her father loved, where the two of them spent so many afternoons cheering on their team. And on this—the fifth anniversary of his death—it feels like there’s nowhere else in the world she should be.

Ryan is once again filled with hope as she makes her way to the game. Good luck is often hard to come by at a place like Wrigley Field, but it’s on this day that she meets Nick, the new kid from her school, who seems to love the Cubs nearly as much as she does. But Nick carries with him a secret that makes Ryan wonder if anyone can ever really escape their past, or believe in the promise of those reassuring words: “Wait till next year.” Is it too much for Ryan to hope that this year, this season, might be her comeback season?
 

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Heartbreaking and uplifting

User Review  - The Compulsive Reader - Borders

Five years ago, Ryan's father died, and since then she's felt as if she's been living life in a fog, never truly awake. All that changes on opening day of the Chicago Cubs' season, when she finds ... Read full review

amazing!

User Review  - awesomecd - Borders

Not only does this book show romance but friendship between Ryan and Nick. I did not put this book down and i finished it in 4 hours. There is a mystery within the characters that make you want to keep reading. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
9
Section 3
17
Section 4
25
Section 5
33
Section 6
41
Section 7
49
Section 8
57
Section 16
127
Section 17
137
Section 18
147
Section 19
155
Section 20
165
Section 21
173
Section 22
183
Section 23
191

Section 9
67
Section 10
75
Section 11
83
Section 12
91
Section 13
97
Section 14
111
Section 15
117
Section 24
205
Section 25
213
Section 26
221
Section 27
229
Section 28
237
Section 29
243
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Jennifer E. Smith is the author of Hello, Goodbye and Everything in Between, The Geography of You and Me, This Is What Happy Looks Like, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, The Storm Makers, You Are Here, and The Comeback Season. She earned her master’s degree in creative writing from the University of St. Andrews, and her work has been translated into thirty languages.

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