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  Heat by Mike Lupica

Review by: Trevor R.
Wisconsin, Grade 7

When I read Heat by Mike Lupica I didnít know what to expect next. This is an intense book and I wasnít able to put it down. This book has many great things to talk about. First off I would like to say the author did a great job. I saw the title and I was drawn in and had to read the first page. After I read the first couple of pages I read about the main character Michael Arroyo. His life hasnít been as normal as any other life would be. He has an older brother named Carlos. Carlos has been forced to take on 2 jobs to support him and Michael. Their father died a couple months earlier. With Carlos being 17 they are forced to lie so that they can stay together and so the 2 brothers wont be separated. It was there fathers last wish.

Michael is not like the other kids. Michael loves baseball, he is the pitcher of his all star team. His arm is like a cannon he is 12 and he can pitch a baseball at 80 mph thatís insane. When he was out practicing in his town with his friend Manny a thief came along knocked this older woman down and took her purse. This bigger cop tried running after the thief. As the thief thought he was going to get away he felt a sharp pain in his head and hit the ground when the thief regain consciousness he realized his hands were hand cuffed behind his back. Michael had stopped the thief with his baseball. Awhile later the official people would like to stop by and talk to Michaels dad. Michael and Manny thought of this idea to fool the official person. Manny had his uncle come in who was some sort of actor. At first Michael didnít know what to think besides busted. The day they were suppose to meet the official person, Mannyís uncle hadnít showed up as his uncle arrived he had looked and talk just like Michaels father. Michael didnít know if it was his dad or not.

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