Curveball, the year I lost my grip / Jordan Sonnenblick.

By: Sonnenblick, JordanMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2012Edition: 1st edISBN: 9780545320696 (hardcover : alk. paper); 0545320690 (hardcover : alk. paper)Subject(s): Photography -- Juvenile fiction | Grandfathers -- Juvenile fiction | Alzheimer's disease -- Juvenile fiction | High schools -- Juvenile fiction | Schools -- Juvenile fiction | Families -- Pennsylvania -- Juvenile fiction | Pennsylvania -- Juvenile fictionDDC classification: [Fic] LOC classification: PZ7.S6984 | Cu 2012Summary: 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.
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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.

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Gr 6-9-When an elbow injury abruptly ends Peter Friedman's promising high school baseball career before it even starts, everything he always assumed about his life, his identity, and his future crumbles. Even though Pete knows he'll never pitch again, he's afraid to admit the truth. What's more, Alzheimer's Disease is claiming his beloved grandfather-and grandpa's made Pete promise to keep his mental failings a secret. Not a great start to freshman year. Pete's passion for photography and budding friendship with classmate Angelika (who might want to be more than just friends) might help him sort things out. But before Pete can truly move forward with life, he must be honest about his situation-to his friends, to his family, and, most importantly, to himself. Jordan Sonnenblick strikes a perfect balance between heartwarming and humorous in his latest novel (Scholastic, 2012). Tender moments between characters are believable and never melodramatic. Painfully awkward situations, while sometimes cringe-worthy, often spill into the realm of laugh-out-loud funny. Luke Daniels's reading is stellar! Through his expert narration, already well-crafted characters live and breathe. Dialogue sparkles with wit, humor, and heart. This shining example of YA literature will make an excellent addition to collections.-Alissa LeMerise, Oxford Public Library, MI (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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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.

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