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Brooke Conrad is on top of the world. She is the star shortstop for her high school's softball team, and it is one of the best teams in the state. But everything changes when the shortstop for her school's baseball team gets kicked out of school, and the baseball coach asks Brooke to take his place for the season. Brooke has never heard of anything so ridiculous - a girl playing on a baseball team, with boys? Can it even be done? She agrees to do it, but instantly questions whether she made the right decision. ...
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Overview

Brooke Conrad is on top of the world. She is the star shortstop for her high school's softball team, and it is one of the best teams in the state. But everything changes when the shortstop for her school's baseball team gets kicked out of school, and the baseball coach asks Brooke to take his place for the season. Brooke has never heard of anything so ridiculous - a girl playing on a baseball team, with boys? Can it even be done? She agrees to do it, but instantly questions whether she made the right decision. The boys don't want her on the team, and she doubts she's good enough to play baseball at all. But she doesn't give up, and she decides she needs to prove something. She needs to prove she is good enough to play baseball - to her dad, to the boys, and most importantly, to herself.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781489564931
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 6/4/2013
  • Pages: 138
  • Sales rank: 266,220
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author

Jody Studdard is the author of several children's novels, including A Different Diamond, Fastpitch Fever, Escape from Dinosaur Planet, and The Sheriff of Sundown City. He is a graduate of Monroe High School (1989), the University of Washington (1993), and California Western School of Law (1995). In addition to writing, he is a practicing attorney with an office in Everett, Washington. He is a fan of the Seahawks, Storm, and Sounders FC.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2011

    Inspiring.

    This book really fired me up. It's great to see a story about a girl who can compete with boys. It got even better when I read the author's notes and found out the story was inspired by a real girl (the girl on the cover) from Kirkland, Washington who plays baseball.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2012

    Awesome!

    This book is really good, and I have the same bat as the girl on the cover!!!!!!!!!!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2012

    Awesome

    This is such a great book, it is only 99 pages so a fast read...i never wanted to end

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2012

    Good book

    You won't be disappointed if you read this book!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2011

    Great softball/baseball book

    There are a million baseball books out there, but few that feature a girl as the main character. This book is one of them, and it is really good. There is a lot of baseball action, and a great subplot with Brooke and the various boys on the team (will she fit in, is she good enough to compete with the boys, and will she hook up with one of them?) Good fun. My only criticism is I wish it was longer, so I could have had even more to enjoy. Regardless, a fun read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 31, 2011

    Fun - Highly Recommended

    If you're a girl, you're going to like this story. It's about sixteen year old Brooke Conrad, a star softball player who switches sports and plays baseball for a year. This books shows girls can do what they want, if they are given a chance and work hard enough. This book has lots of baseball action, plus a great subplot involving Brooke and the two boys she really likes - Jamie and Alex. I couldn't wait to find out who she was going to end up with.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2013

    Bailey16314

    A Different Diamond is a great sports and romance book!!! I defanittly recammend it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2013

    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!

    This reminds me of myself. Im a girl and i play baseball. I was always mistreated for being a girl. Once i read this book it gave me the courage to work harder and stand up to the boys.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    A diamond of a book! Jody Studdard has set the bar for sports books.

    A Different Diamond is a great read for those who like sports and a bit of drama. Brooke showed how gender doesn't dictate the sport you play, it's how you play it. I thought that the twist with Jamie and Alyssa was a great set up for the ending and Brooke showed that once agirl sets her mind for something, she doesn't give up. I read Jody Studdard's other books, Fastpitch Fever and Dog in the Dugout, and while they had a repetitive tone in them, they were great reads as well. Some things like the characters' birthdays and their select teams are the same, in Dog in the Dugout, Brooke is even mentioned as a charcter on an opposing team. Other than the author repeating herself oftenly, these books are great.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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