Friday, June 9, 2017

King of the Bench : No Fear by Steve Moore - ADVISABLE

Moore, Steve King of the Bench : No Fear 216 pgs. Harper Collins, 2017. $13.99. Language: G ( 0 swears 0 “f”); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG.  

Steve is a pretty good athlete.  He plays both basketball and baseball, but currently he’s a bench warmer. During baseball tryouts a wild pitch hit a batter in the face, and now Steve has Bean-o-Phobia, the fear of getting hit by the ball. Even though he made the team, he spends every game sitting on the bench unless his team is about 100 points ahead.  He dives from the ball, he throws his bat at the ball, it’s a disgrace.  Now, with no hits at all for the whole season, he may be the first player in Spiro T. Agnew Middle School to earn a goose egg (a zero batting average).  

This is a funny, quick read. Steve is charming and hilarious and the book is full of pictures (ala Diary of a Wimpy Kid) and middle school boy humor.  The book spine says it is vol. 1, so leave room on your shelves for a series!  

MS - ADVISABLE  Lisa Librarian

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