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Change-up: Mystery At The World Series (2009)

Change-up: Mystery at the World Series (2009)

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0375856366 (ISBN13: 9780375856365)
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

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This was the 22nd book I have read by John Feinstein and it's probably safe to say that along with the late great David Halberstam, he's probably my favorite non-fiction writer of all time.I am slowly finding out that he is a very good fiction writer as well.The author of absolute defining classic sports books such as A Civil War, A Season on the Brink, The Punch, and A Good Walk Spoiled just to name a few, has also started to write some very good fiction sports books for the young adult audience. Although this book I think could be enjoyed by people of all ages, especially if you are a reporter.The story I once heard is that Feinstein was sick of his kids not being able to read anything about sports for their age, so he started a series of books that revolved around two kid reporters who unlock mysteries at big sporting events such as the Super Bowl, March Madness and this time, the World Series.The characters, Steve Thomas and Susan Carol, are young reporters that have become a little famous after writing a really good story about a problem at March Madness. This time they've stumbled upon a problem at the World Series that fictionally takes place in 2009 between the Boston Red Sox and Washington Nationals. Real players such as Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz, Ryan Zimmerman, Aaron Boone and others are used in the story along with made up characters such as a pitcher, Nobert Doyle. Doyle has a great story, but once Steve and Susan Carol start to dig more for a story, they find out some hazy details. You don't even have to be a big sports fan to enjoy this, although it makes it better. Just a flat out good mystery. I was sick over the weekend, mostly stayed at my house, and found myself reading this entire 300-page book in two days (although it is like reading 300 pages of Harry Potter). When I was a kid I used to love reading John R. Tunis books on baseball and the Brooklyn Dodgers. Not only were they good books about sports, but they had good clear messages in them about how to be a good person and the difference between wrong and right. The message in this one is obviously don't drink and drive, but there are other good messages in here on just how to be a good reporter and even, how to be a good boyfriend. The only thing I didn't like about this particular book was the ending was a little too unbelievable for me and as a reporter, I wonder if I would have done the same thing in the end. (Although it IS a good argument). It's also a little predictable at times, although the final twist I didn't see coming. I recommend this book for ANY sports fan around the ages of 10-16, and any reporter. Fans of John Feinstein will probably like this too, even if it is fiction. Good stuff and can't wait to read more in this series. The book that I read is called Change-Up is written by John Feinstein. This is a book that I could not put down. Every page it is telling you another important part of the book. This book is a sports mystery about a boy named Stevie Thomas is a fourteen year old boy from Philadelphia and is a sports writer for the Washington Herald. Stevie has been to the Final Four, the Super Bowl, the NBA Finals and the U.S. Open. His friend and mentor, Bobby Kelleher, also works for the Washington Herald and they cover stories together. The Washington Senators, who haven't been to the World Series since 1933, are set to play the Boston Red Sox in the first game of the World Series. After winning the Nationals, Stevie spots a player standing in the locker room holding a bottle of champagne, but he really isn't celebrating. Stevie approaches Norbert Doyle, who was brought up from the minors and he is a pitcher. Doyle had been brought up just before the end of the regular season and pitched in six games, starting three of those games. So far, Doyle has not been on the post-season roster. He wants to find out why Doyle had the champagne. I recommend this book to people that like books that are sports mystery's.

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Amazing book. Another great book in the series. A great mix of sports and mystery.

it was ok it was kinda boring at the beginning but got better

A real thriller. You won't believe how it ends.

bye far the best book in this series.

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