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This book is about baseball and friendship. Cody plays baseball and Marnie plays softball plus they are best friends. The two of them play pick up baseball in the neighborhood with friends who are also Cody’s high school teammates. When Cody gets hurt, the high school baseball team needs to find the best player to replace him. The next best pitcher is Marnie but the team isn’t sure that they can win with a girl on the team even though Marnie has proven that she is just as good as the boys when they play pick up. Can Marnie take them to the championship with Cody in the dugout?
I really enjoyed this book and think it was written well. While the story line may be predictable, things didn’t happen in the exact order you would expect. The author used colorful and descriptive language throughout which made me want to keep turning the pages. I would recommend reading this book if you are a sports fan and especially if you are a girl who loves to play with the boys.
One memorable thing about the book is that Marnie realized that not only does she love baseball but she loves Cody. Cody had been in love with Marnie since they started high school. Even the baseball team knew before Marnie figured it out.
Reviewed by Samantha H., Glen Allen Library