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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Bringing the 'Heat'

The book 'Heat,' written by Mike Lupica, is a phenomenal book that alternates between baseball action and some of life's hardships. The main character of the book is 12 year old, Michael Arroyo. He is an amazing baseball player who can pitch at speeds of up to 80 miles ...
The book 'Heat,' written by Mike Lupica, is a phenomenal book that alternates between baseball action and some of life's hardships. The main character of the book is 12 year old, Michael Arroyo. He is an amazing baseball player who can pitch at speeds of up to 80 miles per hour. He plays for the South Bronx All-Stars, a team that he has helped get to the Little League World Series. A rival coach questions his age and forces him to show a birth certificate. Since he, his father, and his brother fled Cuba at an early age, he was not able to get a birth certificate. The certificate was still in Cuba. The shocking death of Michael's father occurs, leaving the Arroyo boys hiding from authorities. His older brother Carlos then becomes a father figure in his life, helping him reach his goals of winning the Little League World Series. Manny, his friend and teammate, is very supportive to his situation. As well as his neighbor Mrs. Cora. His best friend in the book is Ellie, who is the daughter of the New York Yankee's star pitcher, el Grande. Both el Grande and Ellie help him by getting his birth certificate from Cuba, making him eligible to play in the Little League World Series. The play by play of the championship game keeps the reader on edge of their seat until the final out is made. It's a great book that teaches great life lessons while making it fun with some baseball action. I highly suggest if you are a baseball fan, or just anyone, to read 'Heat!'

posted by Anonymous on October 7, 2008

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Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Enjoyable

Heat by Mike Lupica is a fiction book, but you¿ll never know with all the action, suspense, and home runs! I enjoyed Heat because it¿s a sports book, but even more because it goes beyond other fiction books by putting in real life events that people everyday go through....
Heat by Mike Lupica is a fiction book, but you¿ll never know with all the action, suspense, and home runs! I enjoyed Heat because it¿s a sports book, but even more because it goes beyond other fiction books by putting in real life events that people everyday go through.
Heat takes place in the Big Apple, New York City in the year 2007. The main character Michael Arroyo has many conflicts throughout the story which involved him trying to always have food to eat, where his father is, and taking his little league baseball team to the World Series. Mike tries to get a job in the story to try to help him and his brother have more money for food, so he is thinking wisely about the situation. He also meets a girl in the park and she happens to know about Michael¿s father. Michael also had a game where his whole team was struggling and if they lost they were eliminated, so he had to buckle down and pitch incredible as he did that game.
The author writes this story from the author¿s point of view and makes a lot of the people talk with ¿New York¿ accents. He also writes a lot of descriptive words to describe a lot of little things in the story. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone that enjoys action and suspense and maybe a little fast action baseball! Anyone who enjoys literature would spend hours reading this book to find out how it all will end.

posted by 273321 on October 30, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2012

    Hi

    This book inspires me a lot. Do ur best dont give up. This book is amazing for all ages!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2012

    Anonymous

    I didn't read this book on my nook tablet but I read this book from my school's library and I really enjoyed this I don't want to spoil it but I would recommened this to enyone who likes baseball/softball.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2011

    Award winning

    Best book ever,read miracle on 49 street

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2011

    Amazing!

    I love all Mike Lupicas Books! Read them all!

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2008

    Heat

    Imagine having to lie about everything well that's what life is like for Michael the main character in the book Heat by Mike Lupica.This book is about a 12 year old boy who wants to be a famous baseball player but he has to lie to his little league coach that his dad is still on a buiness trip and cant sign the permission slip but his dad is dead.My favorite part is when Michael looks around the baseball field at a game and he noticed a girl, she was laughing.Michael thought she was laughing at him so he went over there but she took off running.This is my favorite part because Michael thought she was laughing at him and she was but he did not know that.I recommend that kids 11 and older read this book because it is long, romanic and sad, with a little bit of action.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2012

    Apprentices' Den

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2012

    M

    I loved it! One Best baseball book EVER!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2012

    Bestest

    I hated it at first but its the best micheal arroyo is so relatable

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2012

    Read this review

    I nor in to sports that much but i heard they are good books so should i read it?

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2012

    Heat

    I am 12 And this is a great book !! :)

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2012

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    Good book, but its kinda predictable. But otherwise i loved this book. It was cool how i could relate to it because im a lefty too.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2012

    So far...

    So far... im on chapter 10 (about to read chapter 10) and i think its great. I not a big fan of baseball but my family is from Massechusetts so i like the red sox. I would reccomend this book to anyone who is a sports fan or like to learn about an athletic boy/girl in a story

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2014

    This book is very funny.  It takes a lot of dreams from other pe

    This book is very funny.  It takes a lot of dreams from other people and helps them know that something good will come.  (9 year old review)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2014

    HEATASTIC

    GREAT BOOK RECOMENDED!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2014

    Heatastic

    It was the best book ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2014

    Gret Epic

    Great book for anybody

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2013

    Awsome book

    Baseball lovers read this

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2013

    Heat

    Heat is great .if you did not read it . Read it i think heat is goood for ages9-12

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2013

    Best

    Heat is probably one of my favorite books and I've read some great books!!! READ IT! YOU WON'T REGRET IT!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2013

    Reading 4 reading olympics and awesome

    Awesome

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