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  The Bat Boy by Mike Lupica

Review by: Chris K.
Pennsylvania, Grade 10

The book The Bat Boy was written by Mike Lupica. The setting of the book took place in Detroit. The main places were the main characterís house, his community baseball field, and Comerica Park, the Tigersí baseball field. The main characters in the book are Brian Dudley, Hank Bishop, Bryanís Mom, and Brianís friends Kenny and Finn. The major conflict is between Brian the bat boy and Hank Bishop, the major league baseball player.

In the book, Brian Dudley applies to be a bat boy for the major league Detroit Tigers. He gets the job and canít wait to meet his favorite player Hank Bishop. When he meets him, he turns out to be a unfriendly guy. Brianís goal throughout the book is to befriend his favorite player. You will have to read this book in order to find out what happens between Brian and Hank.

The book The Bat Boy had many themes in it. The main theme is never give up on someone. A person can always change. Another theme is, never quit on anything that you work at. Do not give up when things are hard or not going your way. These two themes can help you throughout your daily life.

I would give this book 5 out of 5 stars. The Bat Boy is a good book for people who like sports. It is a relatively easy book to read. This is an average book because it is not too long or not too short. Overall, I think this would be a good book to read.

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