Over the Wallby John Ritter
Tyler's temper is out of control. If he isn't careful, he'll blow his chances of making the All-Star team and being noticed by a scout. But Tyler's coach, a Vietnam War veteran, has seen anger destroy enough people. He knows that if Tyler is ever going to fulfill his dreams, he'll have to learn to fight his battles with his glove, his bat, and his love for the game… See more details below
Tyler's temper is out of control. If he isn't careful, he'll blow his chances of making the All-Star team and being noticed by a scout. But Tyler's coach, a Vietnam War veteran, has seen anger destroy enough people. He knows that if Tyler is ever going to fulfill his dreams, he'll have to learn to fight his battles with his glove, his bat, and his love for the game. Not with his fists. But it all comes down to Tyler. Does he care enough about his future to work through the past?
"A grand slam." (The ALAN Review)
"An ambitious mark that predents a compelling, multilayered story." (School Library Journal)
- Penguin Young Readers Group
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- 5.11(w) x 7.72(h) x 0.87(d)
- Age Range:
- 10 - 12 Years
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great book with unexpected things on every page and keeps you on your feet. It all happens for his need to be on all stars and his feelings for his sisters death.
Over the Wall By: John H Ritter Reviewed by: Alex Rosenblatt All stars. That is all Tyler thinks about. It is Tyler¿s dream to play major league baseball. The only way he can do that is by being noticed in the all star game. But every time he almost made it POW, he is in a fight. John H. Ritter comes through again with Over the Wall, author of award winning book Choosing up Sides. Tyler can not be seen in a fight in the all star game. It all comes down to Tyler. Tyler is athletic, caring, and kind but when he gets a bad call you never know what going you happen next. Tyler just traveled to NYC from California to play baseball with his cousins. Tyler is afraid of what people think so he always tries to be tough and fight someone. He can only make all stars if he shows his coach that he has all stars material and if he can change his fighting ways. The only thing he ever hears before games are play well and stay calm. This story is unpredictable. You never know what will happen next. The book includes real life situations like arguments and peer pressure. The words are easy for teenagers because kids talk the same as real teenagers talk. They use words like ¿yo¿, ¿what up¿, and ¿homie¿ to sho slang. John H. Ritter is very descriptive. He uses a lot of play by play scenes for the baseball games and describes how sliding or catching a certain ball hit to you feels on your hand. Over the Wall is a good book for people 11 and older. You should know there are teenager situations and jokes. You will learn that fighting is bad and successful ways to treat your enemies.
This book is awesome. This is one of the 8th grade SAGE summer reading books and it is good. It teaches you how he sloved his problems and other stuff. This book is just great.