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June 1, 2016

Twelve Books of Summer: Hothead

Time is flying and it’s already the sixth week of our Twelve Books of Summer series. This week we have Dillan, age 13, reviewing Hothead by Cal Ripken Jr. Let’s find out what Dillan has to say about this baseball-filled read!

If you like to read sporty, super-quick, and exciting books, then this book might be just what you’re looking for. Hothead by Cal Ripken Jr. is one of the most sporty and fast-paced books that I have ever read. The book starts out right in the middle of a baseball game, where the reader gets introduced to the main character, Connor, and his very erratic personality. After a few pages, you learn about Connor’s friends and his personal life inside his family, where his dad has lost his job. This brings the family to a crisis and affects the way that Connor can play ball. As the story continues, Connor makes many new friends and tries to stop himself from getting really moody.

Hothead is very rich in facts about baseball and is very relatable to kids under the age of 12 who play baseball. The book refers to some different baseball stars and also uses a lot of baseball terms. If you play ball, then this book will be easy for you to understand. Without a doubt, if you like baseball, then you will get caught up in this book, wondering about the outcome.


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