Since the Boston Red Sox sold Babe Ruth to their hated rivals, the New York Yankees, thus starting the so called “Curse of the Bambino”, they hadn’t won a championship. Time after time, the Red Sox had their championship hopes taken away from them. However, when the team goes on sale, a group of men become determined to turn that around, and take the team to the promised land once again.
From page one, author Seth Mnookin chronicles the team’s past, to their victorious present, and their title chasing future. The author’s exclusive clubhouse access provides the reader with hundreds of never before seen interviews. From struggles to triumphs, the reader gets an in depth look at how every member of the team felt about it.
I’d recommend Feeding the Monster for sports fans in 9th grade and up.
Woodland Middle School
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This amazing novel was a definite inspiration and this book will be loved by all you realistic fiction lovers out there. I would personally rate this book as a nine on a scale of one to ten. I think this will be most suitable for boys ages 10-18 and I am sure a couple girls like me will enjoy this book too.
Woodland Middle School
YELLOW FLAG is one of many of Robert Lipsyte’s successful novels. It focuses on something all teenagers can identify with making choices. The main character, Kyle is forced to put on the helmet and race in place of his brother Kris, who is injured after a win by a spiteful runner up. Coming from a family rich in racing history, Kyle, the quiet trumpet player, is forced to chose between his quintet, the girl of his dreams, the gig of his life, and between following in his family’s footsteps, and another girl of his dreams. The story continues when Kris doesn’t recover in time to race, so Kyle chooses to race for the #12 team instead of practice for the quintet, which he feels he is more out of place there. After gaining his family a major sponsor, he is asked to join the team as a second car on the circuit, #12A. With this offer on the table, he needs to decide where his final loyalties lie, with his family, or with his band.
I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK FOR TEENAGE GUYS AND ANYONE WHO ENJOYS RACING. FOR ME, THE BOOK READ FAST AND IT WAS HARD TO PUT DOWN AFTER THE FIRST FEW CHAPTERS. THE AGE GROUP I BELIEVE WOULD ENJOY THE BOOK THE MOST ARE GUYS (OR GIRLS) RANGING FROM THE EIGHTH GRADE TO THE TENTH GRADE.
Chaminade High School
Have you been turned away from your dream because of what you are? How do feel in that situation? What will you do next? Just ask Danny Walker from TRAVEL TEAM by Mike Lupica.
Danny Walker is a basketball phenomenon when it comes to passing the ball. In the 7th grade basketball tryouts, he didn’t make it. The reason why was unfair, he was too small. The same thing happened to other kids who were small. This was a huge obstacle in Danny’s dream of being like his dad, Richie Walker. Richie is an amazing point guard that led his 12 year old team to the finals of the nationals in the past. Unluckily, Richie was in a car accident that affected his life and his family’s life enormously.
Now Richie Walker is making a comeback from his hiding by creating an official basketball team of players who didn’t make it to the 7th grade tryouts. Will the basketball team win against other teams? Will Danny repair bonds with his father? Will Danny follow his dream?
I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO STUDENTS IN MIDDLE SCHOOL WHO LIKE SPORTS.
W.T Clarke Middle School