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Newbery Honor–winner Joan Bauer's newest protagonist always sees the positive side of any situation—and readers will cheer him on!

Jeremiah is the world’s biggest baseball fan. He really loves baseball and he knows just about everything there is to know about his favorite sport. So when he’s told he can’t play baseball following an operation on his heart, Jeremiah decides he’ll do the next best thing and become a coach.

Hillcrest, where Jeremiah and his father Walt have just moved, is a town known for its championship baseball team. But Jeremiah finds the town caught up in a scandal and about ready to give up on baseball. It’s up to Jeremiah and his can-do spirit to get the town – and the team – back in the game.

Full of humor, heart, and baseball lore, Soar is Joan Bauer at her best.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published on January 3, 2017 by Puffin Books
ISBN-10: 0147513154
ISBN-13: 9780147513151
4 Book Reviews
  • butterfly223
    butterfly223Friday, July 19, 2019 at 7:37 am55 stars
    Jeremiah is not one to let anything keep him down. Starting with his adoption by computer genius Walt, Jeremiah has looked on his life as a series of lucky breaks. When a weak heart keeps him from playing his beloved baseball, Jeremiah appoints himself the team coach. When Walt has to move for another new assignment, Jeremiah sees it as a great chance to explore a new town. But no sooner do they arrive than a doping scandal is revealed and the town feels betrayed and disgraced. Jeremiah takes it as his personal mission to restore the town's morale and help the teams bounce back and remember how to soar.
    • ADDIEThursday, April 19, 2018 at 8:15 am
      Just started can't wait to see what happens!
      • smartguy123
        smartguy123Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 2:07 pm
        An inspirational story where a boy has brain problems but sticks with baseball when its home team is going down.
        • presley03
          presley03Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 11:15 am
          I decided to read this book because I LOVE softball and so I can connect to the baseball theme!⚾️👌