7 Days at the Hot Corner

7 Days at the Hot Corner

by Terry Trueman
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7 Days at the Hot Corner by Terry Trueman

In baseball, fielding your position at third base is tricky—that's why third is called "the hot corner." You have to be aware that anything can happen at any time.

This should be the best year of Scott's life: It's his last season of varsity ball, his team is about to go to the city championship, and a pro career is on the line. Instead, everything he always counted on comes crashing down at the same time, and his whole life is like one blazing hot corner—full of deadly line drives and crazy "bad hops."

Scott can't believe the awful stuff coming his way, but it's time to find out whether he has what it takes to play the hot corner—on the baseball diamond and off it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060574949
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/27/2007
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.12(h) x 0.65(d)
Lexile: 920L (what's this?)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Terry Trueman grew up in the northern suburbs of Seattle, Washington. He attended the University of Washington, where he received his BA in creative writing. He also has an MS in applied psychology and an MFA in creative writing, both from Eastern Washington University.

Terry is also the author of Stuck in Neutral and its companion novel, Cruise Control; Hurricane; 7 Days at the Hot Corner; No Right Turn; and Inside Out.

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7 Days at the Hot Corner 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
"The hot corner." In baseball, it's third base. So named because of the fact that you always have to be ready for anything, and no one knows it better than eighteen-year-old Scott Latimer.

Scott is the starting third baseman on Thompson High School's varsity baseball team. The Spokane All-City High School Tournament is coming up in a matter of days, so of course Scott is worried about how he'll handle himself on "the hot corner."

The only problem is that, as life has a way of doing, things in his personal life are a little messed up at the moment. His best friend, Travis, was recently kicked out of his house by his parents and has been staying with Scott and his dad. And that was fine, until Travis handed him a copy of the school newspaper, which contained an article entitled "Coming Out."

Now "the hot corner" isn't just on the baseball field, but everywhere Scott looks. He doesn't know what to do about his friendship with Travis. He especially doesn't know how to handle some of the things Travis has said to him, such as the fact that Scott has issues with being the son of divorced parents. During these next seven days, it's up to Scott to figure out how to make things right again -- both on the field and off of it.

Again, author Terry Trueman has taken a well-drawn character and put him into a realistic situation. This is another great read from one of my favorite authors, and I can guarantee you won't go wrong by picking up a copy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In this book it is nice beacuse I love baseball and this book is mostly about his girl friend and him. His girl friend is getting really mad at him beacuse he never spends anytime with her. So,she thinks he has to spened more time with her. And he is spending too much time on baseball. But he is saying that once I get into the major leagues we are going to be rich.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ok I don't know what book that mom read but there was no sex, gay or straight at all in the book. The book offers a very unique perspective then most books about gay teens. It shows the coming out story through the eyes of his straight best friend. I enjoyed this fresh outlook, as it still deals with a lot of issue gay teen have to go through. And it's also a good baseball book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i thought it was a very good baseball book! Five Stars!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Seven Days at the Hot Corner By: Trueman Terry The runner bating up he hits the first ball and wow ladies and gentlemen it¿s a homerun, Scott Latimer has an obsession for baseball becoming a professional baseball player, also having the championships in seven days. Before, of the seven days to start counting Scott has gone to the clinic to find out if he has gotten aids from his best friend known as Travis. Having a great friend next to him during the anxious days is great knowing him all his life and finding out he has been gay, while coming out of an article called coming out. Which describes the serious of a person who¿s coming out of his secrets, while he has heard the surprising news he gets an affect of seeing himself to be having aids being spread from his best friend. Having to find out from his best friend from elementary and find out he might be able to be having aids, Scott has been patient and has learned the appreciation having the life he has today. His parents being divorced and also his best friend being kicked out of his own house because of his opened secret by been gay made life more difficult for life to keep on going a steady pace. The persons¿ that might love or adore this book will be readers love sport of baseball, also the affects of an athlete. The situation of teenagers having problems with their parents being divorced, having your best friend that you have known his become another person that you have never known, their the same person, but have a different sex style.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My 12 yr. old son checked this out of the school library and was shocked by the subject matter and language. The review gives no indication that the true subject of the book is gay sex and it is pretty graphic.