Legend, by Marie Lu
I really disliked the whole story - not one character was likable, and the story didn't hold my interest.
This novel was a major let-down. I really enjoyed The Curious Incident of the Dog at Night-time, and this novel had none of the same originality, spark, and vitality.
Easy-paced, heart-dropping, All-American
The early scene with Miss Bird that kicked off the conflict in the novel, while heavily foreshadowed, provided quite a memorable moment.
The final scene with Wonderboy, Roy's beloved bat, was a great one.
The book kept jogging along, and I enjoyed the many peaks and valleys.
I'd put this book after A Prayer for Owen Meany and The Art of Fielding, but certainly in the pantheon of great baseball books.
double-crossings, misunderstandings, and loyalties
This book is similar to The Chocolate War, but for far younger readers, but far less sinister, with still difficult pranking and lessons to be learned.
He miscued on some sentences pauses and word pronunciation.
I got a kick out of Vince's grandmother's oft-quoted advice.
Logical, surprising, pro-underdogs
Billy Bean fascinated me by his ingenuity, scraping together a great athletics club on so small a budget.
The very last scene with the satisfying laughs from the players, with a player, not laughing at his expense.
No. I did find myself saying, Well I'll be... The approach to recruiting the team members impressed me.
Yes - this was a quick, fun read.
I enjoyed the many casino scenes.
Mr. Vance has terrific European accents. He was even better in the Steig Larsson "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" trilogy, but wonderful here, nonetheless.
Shaken, Not Stirred, and Finished in a Quick, Easy Sip
Mike Schwartz - he was the most likeable and very well drawn for a sidekick.
Very good pacing.
President Affenlight's character held the most surprises.
While not the baseball book I expected, I did really like the book.
Artemis Fowl series
The book is no Harry Potter, but good for the 3rd - 5th grade crowd
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