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by Mick Cochrane

For an eighth grader, Molly Williams has more than her fair share of problems. Her father has just died in a car accident, and her mother has become a withdrawn, quiet version of herself.Molly doesn’t want to be seen as “Miss Difficulty Overcome”; she wants to make herself known to the kids at school for something other than her father’s death. So she decides to join the baseball team. The boys’ baseball team. Her father taught her how to throw a knuckleball, and Molly hopes it’s enough to impress her coaches as well as her new teammates.Over the course of one baseball season, Molly must figure out how to redefine her relationships to things she loves, loved, and might love: her mother; her brilliant best friend, Celia; her father; her enigmatic and artistic teammate, Lonnie; and of course, baseball.Mick Cochrane is a professor of English and the Lowery Writer-in-Residence at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, where he lives with his wife and two sons.
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ISBN: 037585682X
ISBN13: 978-0375856822
Category: Children
Subcategory: Growing Up & Facts of Life
Author: Mick Cochrane
Language: English
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (February 24, 2009)
Pages: 192 pages
ePUB size: 1509 kb
FB2 size: 1495 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 574
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Molly's favorite memory of her dad is playing catch in the backyard. He taught her to pitch and she even mastered the knuckleball pitch. One night about 6 months after he died she decides that playing softball is not good enough. She wants to play baseball and tries out for the boy's baseball team. Her best friend supports her decision and Lonnie, one of the catcher's becomes her catcher learning how to deal with the knuckleball. The only thing that worries Molly besides being accepted onto the team is telling her mom. This book is recommended for baseball fans.
My son had to read this for a book contest. He liked it. My 10-yr-old daughter loved it. Lots of teaching points on gender issues and bullies and not fitting in. The main character, Molly, triumphs over it all and makes a lot of friends along the way.
for school
Everybody deals with loss,and deals with it differently. This book shows us how one child deals with the loss of a parent.
How she remembers that parent through hardball.
Excellent choice
I love softball...and this was a book to my interest because it was about a girl playing baseball. I loved the book so much. I liked the moral of the story and all kids who have had something terrible happen to them or their family, NEVER GIVE UP!!!!!
digytal soul
I'm sure this novel is much more appealing to young adolescents (Seeing as that's whom it was written for), but as an adult (young adult) I found it hard to get through this novel at times.

However, if you are a baseball fan or the least bit interested in the sport, then you will probably greatly enjoy this novel.

It is intelligently written and the humor is excellent at times, but for me, with no solid interest in the sport of baseball, this novel fought hard to keep my focus from beginning to end.

In all fairness, the baseball in this novel serves largely as a metaphor or tool for the young girl's struggle with the loss of her father. By no means is this a loaded baseball study guide or fan only novel. All I'm saying is, an interest in baseball may or may not smooth along the turning of the pages.
The story overall wasn't horrible, even it was written a bit elementary. As an avid baseball fan I cannot forgive the mistakes when speaking of the game. A few areas offered up incorrect baseball information and it was enough to make me want to stop reading. I finished the book, however, as it was a cute story. I realize that the book itself was not about the game of baseball, but about Molly and her relationship with her mother, her deceased father and with life itself. I understand that, and it made for a cute story. I can't let get of the baseball references that were not correct, however. I think maybe with some proper research those mistakes could have been fixed. All and all a cute, easy read, but I wouldn't really recommend it to anyone. Not a horrible read, but not worth the time it took to read it.