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
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.
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