Heat

Heat

by Mike Lupica
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The book 'Heat,' written by Mike Lupica, is a phenomenal book that alternates between baseball action and some of life's hardships. The main character of the book is 12 year old, Michael Arroyo. He is an amazing baseball player who can pitch at speeds of up to 80 miles per hour. He plays for the South Bronx All-Stars, a team that he has helped get to the Little League World Series. A rival coach questions his age and forces him to show a birth certificate. Since he, his father, and his brother fled Cuba at an early age, he was not able to get a birth certificate. The certificate was still in Cuba. The shocking death of Michael's father occurs, leaving the Arroyo boys hiding from authorities. His older brother Carlos then becomes a father figure in his life, helping him reach his goals of winning the Little League World Series. Manny, his friend and teammate, is very supportive to his situation. As well as his neighbor Mrs. Cora. His best friend in the book is Ellie, who is the daughter of the New York Yankee's star pitcher, el Grande. Both el Grande and Ellie help him by getting his birth certificate from Cuba, making him eligible to play in the Little League World Series. The play by play of the championship game keeps the reader on edge of their seat until the final out is made. It's a great book that teaches great life lessons while making it fun with some baseball action. I highly suggest if you are a baseball fan, or just anyone, to read 'Heat!'
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book inspires me a lot. Do ur best dont give up. This book is amazing for all ages!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't read this book on my nook tablet but I read this book from my school's library and I really enjoyed this I don't want to spoil it but I would recommened this to enyone who likes baseball/softball.
Christine Ellmer More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was excellent Id reccommend it to any reader ages 9-13
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Heat by Mike Lupica is a fiction book, but you¿ll never know with all the action, suspense, and home runs! I enjoyed Heat because it¿s a sports book, but even more because it goes beyond other fiction books by putting in real life events that people everyday go through.
Heat takes place in the Big Apple, New York City in the year 2007. The main character Michael Arroyo has many conflicts throughout the story which involved him trying to always have food to eat, where his father is, and taking his little league baseball team to the World Series. Mike tries to get a job in the story to try to help him and his brother have more money for food, so he is thinking wisely about the situation. He also meets a girl in the park and she happens to know about Michael¿s father. Michael also had a game where his whole team was struggling and if they lost they were eliminated, so he had to buckle down and pitch incredible as he did that game.
The author writes this story from the author¿s point of view and makes a lot of the people talk with ¿New York¿ accents. He also writes a lot of descriptive words to describe a lot of little things in the story. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone that enjoys action and suspense and maybe a little fast action baseball! Anyone who enjoys literature would spend hours reading this book to find out how it all will end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Imagine having to lie about everything well that's what life is like for Michael the main character in the book Heat by Mike Lupica.This book is about a 12 year old boy who wants to be a famous baseball player but he has to lie to his little league coach that his dad is still on a buiness trip and cant sign the permission slip but his dad is dead.My favorite part is when Michael looks around the baseball field at a game and he noticed a girl, she was laughing.Michael thought she was laughing at him so he went over there but she took off running.This is my favorite part because Michael thought she was laughing at him and she was but he did not know that.I recommend that kids 11 and older read this book because it is long, romanic and sad, with a little bit of action.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book, but its kinda predictable. But otherwise i loved this book. It was cool how i could relate to it because im a lefty too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever,read miracle on 49 street
Audrey Brooker More than 1 year ago
I love all Mike Lupicas Books! Read them all!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was amazing i loved it
Jamari More than 1 year ago
Jamari Scranton Ms.Brown English P2 January 22, 2017 HEAT by Mike Lupica  Book Review The main character is Michael Arroyo he is described as a kid in the little league from Cuba. He believes that he can make the Major league and become one of the best baseball players ever. He starts at pitcher. Michael and his brother Carlos which is 17, lives in the South Bronx by the Yankee Stadium. Michael’s favorite baseball player is El Grande who is also from Cuba. The Main conflict is that little league coaches think he is over the age 12 because his arm is so good. But he has no proof that he is eligible to play. Mrs. Cora and Manny convinced that Papi is in Florida helping his brother. Michael discovers that his friend Ellie is El Grande’s daughter. When he finds out he gets mad at her and pushes her away. Mr.Gibbs who is a league official forbids Michael to play baseball until he gets proof from a birth certificate. El Grande helps Michael get eligible to play and he helps his team to win the district final. What I like about the book is Michael friends helped him play the final game. I also like the conflict because the birth certificate problem actually happens in real life. I have experience of this but the high school officials don’t really do their job. La Mirada football and basketball sometimes has seniors on the freshman team. I recommend this book to people who play sports or want to play sports.                                  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is for kids who love sports
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very good book about a boy name michael and his older brother charlos that lost their papi and mom and have to live alone. Michael has a base ball team called the clippers and lost his frend Elli. .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Heat is a great book. It is not only about baseball, which I like. The main character is Michael and he is from Cuba then moves into US. When one of his rival baseball teams demands for his birth cirtificate he cant provide it. With the recent loss of his father he is only left with his 18 year old brother. He is nlw off of the baseball team until he finds his birth cirtificate. This is a suspenseful book. Heat is a book everyone should read.
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This book is very funny.  It takes a lot of dreams from other people and helps them know that something good will come.  (9 year old review)
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GREAT BOOK RECOMENDED!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was the best book ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Great book for anybody
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Baseball lovers read this
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