Choosing Up Sidesby John H. Ritter
PreacherÆs boy Luke Bledsoe is a left-hander in a right-handed world. HeÆs spent his whole life feeling like an outsider. Until by chance he steps on a baseball field and discovers he can pitch. And heÆs good. Better than goodùheÆs a lefty with a fastball straight out of heaven. ThereÆs only one problem: his father. The left side has always been the side of Satan, contrary to God, he tells Luke. And baseball itself is nothing but the DevilÆs playground. Strong words for a boy who grew up trying to please his pa. But in stealing away to pitch, to feel the passion and camaraderie of the game, Luke discovers a whole new side to life. And to himself. John H. Ritter, a major-league new talent in juvenile fiction, hits a home run with this inspirational story thatÆs sure to appeal to baseball fans, reluctant readers, and all left-handers who have ever longed to be like their right-handed peers. John H. Ritter lives in San Diego, CA.
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Made me think of religion, family , and baseball in an all new perspective. It's real deep and I totally loved it.He's the next Chris Crutcher.
it really really touched me like no ther book did, seriously. very suspensful & u never wannna put this down. its really great, from beginning to finish. i really enjoyed this one.
This book was absolutely wonderful! Granted, it wasn't the baseball book I was expecting, but it has so many good topics that really get you thinking. I was riveted to the book from the minute I started it and couldn't put it down until I finished it. The author does a wonderful job.... There were parts where I couldn't shut my mouth out of sheer surprise. There is also humor sprinkled throughout this book which keeps the reader entertained. There are a few sappy parts, but you can (while feeling embarrassed for the characters) overlook those. This would make an awesome discussion book. This is a great book that challenges the concepts of faith, family, and love. (This is not light reading.) BUY THIS BOOK- YOU WON¿T BE DISAPPOINTED!!!