Choosing Up Sides
To Luke's father, baseball is "the devil's game" -- but to Luke, it's salvation.
Preacher's boy Luke Bledsoe is a left-hander in a right-handed world. Moved from town to town, he's spent his whole life feeling like an outsider. Until by chance he steps on a baseball field and discovers he can pitch. Really pitch. There's only one problem: his father. Reverend Bledsoe believes that the left side is the side of Satan and the baseball field is the Devil's playground. Luke has spent his whole life trying to please his father. Will he choose to give up the game he's come to love -- or turn his back on his family?
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Lukesilvera - LibraryThing
Has an interesting touch of religion but focuses on the internal struggle of the main character. Great for those students that like baseball. Also a grate time period book. Read full review
CHOOSING UP SIDESUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Writing in a vivid, suspenseful style, Ritter debuts with the story of a boy coming into his own as "a thinking man." In 1921, when some religious folk believe that the left side of a person is the ... Read full review