Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 6 - 12Grades 3 - 5n/an/an/a
Sometimes, the greatest comebacks take place far away from the ball field.

Meet Peter Friedman, high school freshman. Talented photographer. Former baseball star. When a freakish injury ends his pitching career, Peter has some major things to figure out. Is there life after sports? Why has his grandfather suddenly given him thousands of dollars worth of camera equipment? And is it his imagination, or is the super-hot star of the girls' swim team flirting with him, right in front of the amazing new girl in his photography class? In his new novel, teen author Jordan Sonnenblick performs his usual miraculous feat: exploring deep themes of friendship, romance, family, and tragedy, while still managing to be hilariously funny.
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published on March 1, 2012 by Scholastic Press
ISBN-10: 0545320690
ISBN-13: 9780545320696
2 Book Reviews
  • bry04
    bry04over 6 years33 stars
    This book is really good but maybe for older kids, especially baseball fans!
    • miche
      micheover 7 years
      I read this book about a month ago and I loved it. The ending was especially good and the whole way through peter finds his passion for photography in heart of his grandpa.