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Double Play

By Sara Cassidy

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Series: Lorimer Sports Stories

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Allie loves baseball. It's the one thing that has been consistent in her lately complicated life. Allie's father left recently, and now Allie has a new family -- her mother's new girlfriend, Phyllis, and son Miles have moved in. It's taking some adjustment, mostly because Miles seems determined to get under her skin. Things start looking up when Allie gets invited to join the boy's baseball team as their new pitcher. But then Miles announces he's quitting the boy's team and tries out for Allie's old team -- a girl's team!

Allie is sure he's doing it just to annoy her, but Miles insists that he just likes the girl's style of play better. As Allie struggles to find her place on the boy's team, she starts to see that Miles is just trying to fit in as well, and that it may be even harder for him than it has been for her.


Commended - A Junior Library Guild Selection - 2013

Commended - Best Books for Kids & Teens *Starred Selection* (Canadian Children's Book Centre) - 2013

Winner - VOYA Top Shelf for Middle School Readers List - 2013

"Told in news clippings and text messages in addition to prose, this engaging, charming piece will ask reluctant readers challenging questions beyond the usual Title IX conversation, and thats a home run."

- Booklist Online

"Double Play is a quick, light story that has an easy flow for weaker readers."

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"The storyline in this book is best suited to an audience of tween girls. There is a touch of romance between the main character, Allie, and one of her new teammates, Eric. They bond over their interests in baseball and slugs. Although there is a lot of baseball game narration in the book. . . young readers may enjoy the discussions on double standards and sportsmanship, plus the unpredictable ending." Recommended

- Tanya Boudreau CM: Canadian Review of Materials

SARA CASSIDY teaches creative writing at Camosun College and is the director of the Victoria Writers Festival. She has published two previous novels for teens as well as dozens of newspaper and magazine articles and short stories. She lives in Victoria, BC, with her family.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 128 pages
Publication Date: 1st March 2013
ISBN: 9781459403789
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Hardback, 128 pages
Publication Date: 1st March 2013
ISBN: 9781459403796
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Electronic book text
Publication Date: 1st March 2013
ISBN: 9781459403802
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:, JUV032010
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 10 To 13
Fry Reading Level [grade]: 4.2


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  • Contemporary themes and Canadian settings
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"A winning series... designed to attract reluctant readers as well as provide recreational reading for children who are interested in stories about sports."
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"Lorimer is obviously succeeding with this series of action-driven novels which encourage young readers to 'Get in the Game'!"
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