Mike Lupica presents the third book in his NEW YORK TIMES bestselling Game Changers series, now in paperback!
Ben and his friends, the Core Four Plus One, are so excited to play in their town's All-Star Baseball league. But in the first game of the season Ben gets hit by a pitch. It's never happened to him before and it shakes him up.
Another player on Ben's team, Justin, is acting really weirdly. Ben's known Justin for a while and they're friendly but he's not one of Ben's closest "boys." Justin is the team's best hitter but his behavior on and off the field is erratic.
Ben discovers that Justin's parents are getting a divorce and Justin is thinking about quitting the team. Like good teammates do, Justin helps Ben deal with his issues at bat while Ben is there for his friend while his family is struggling.---from the publisher
240 pages 978-0545381819 Ages 8-13
Keywords: baseball, friends, friendship, fears, divorce, family, dysfunctional family, feelings, emotions, helping others, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, 13 year old, part of a series, sports, Character Building Curriculum