A Different Diamond

A Different Diamond

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by Jody Studdard
     
 

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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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781450256476
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/16/2010
Pages:
132
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.51(h) x 0.31(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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A Different Diamond 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really good, and I have the same bat as the girl on the cover!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Sandy93 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A Different Diamond is a great sports and romance book!!! I defanittly recammend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is such a great book, it is only 99 pages so a fast read...i never wanted to end
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You won't be disappointed if you read this book!
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