Fran Cullers has had some serious losses in the past year – her mom died in a car accident and her dad’s depression has pretty much taken him away, too. Fran does have a few things keeping her steady, though – her aunt Beth, her dad’s friend Slow, and most of all, baseball. Fran breathes baseball. She was a star on her old little league team, but this year got stuck on the Highwater Hardwares team. They are already a rough group of kids, but they are really out to get Fran. The coach is so adamant that a girl can’t play on his team that the sheriff has to come talk him into it. At first, Fran is determined to show them how good she is, but as the insults pile up, she decides to get back at them. Will her plan ruin things for the team or just ruin things for her?
If you live and breathe sports like Fran, be sure to come to our Spectular Sports Party at the library – Feb, 8 at 2:00!
reviewed by Jessica