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Book Review

Publisher's Note:

When Danny makes 'the catch,' everyone seems interested in him. Girls text him, kids ask for autographs, and his highlight play even makes it on SportsCenter's Top Plays. A sports-gear executive tempts Danny with a big-money offer, and he decides to take advantage of his newfound fame. Danny agrees to wear their gear when he plays. But as his bank account gets bigger, so does his ego. Will Danny be able to keep his head in the game?…

The Catch

by Rick Jasper

Overall Book Review:

The Catch by Rick Jasper is the first in a six-book series, Travel Team.  Each book in the series follows a different player of the U17 Las Vegas Roadrunners baseball team with a different sports-related story.  Clocking in at only about 100 pages and with a straightforward plotline, The Catch is a quick, easy read targeted more at a sports fan than a book fan.  The majority of the book gives play-by-play field action during baseball games while tying the storyline together with a light, positive, sports- themed message.  While a good fit for a middle-grade reader, it might even lure an older reader with its high school-aged protagonists.  (Case in point:  my 15 year old son picked up the book  and quickly read it.)   With the unintimidating page count and easy read, this book might be just the ticket to tempt that ball player to make a little time for some reading!

This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by Lerner Publishing Group


Content Analysis:

Profanity/Language:  1 scatalogical word

Violence/Gore:  A character is hit by a baseball.

Sex/Nudity:  A character hugs another character and kisses them on the cheek.

Mature Subject Matter:

***

Alcohol / Drug Use:

***

Overall Book Rating
Profanity/Language
Rating:
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10
Violence/Gore
Rating:
1
10
Sex/Nudity
Rating:
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10

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About the Reviewer

An accountant and CPA by profession, I found myself a book reviewer for Squeaky Clean Reads by happenstance. When the opportunity came to transform that website into Compass Book Ratings, I was excited to seize it and meld my business background with my love of books. As the mother of three teenage sons, I have read a large number of children and young adult books and I believe that there is great value in a content review service. As much as we would love to read everything our children read, there just isn’t enough time. I also appreciate being able to select books for myself that are really worth my precious and limited reading time. I believe there is a book out there for everyone–they just have to find it!