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All-Star Fever
Matt Christopher
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All-Star Fever

3.13 of 5 stars 3.13  ·  rating details  ·  15 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Bus Mercer, shortstop for the Peach Steet Mudders, wants desperately to be picked for the county all-star team, but he breaks his parents' rules for riding his new bike, and feelings of guilt affect his game.
Published April 1st 1997 by Perfection Learning
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Oct 06, 2009 Chak rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fundamentalist religion-types, though it is not overtly about religion at all.
Shelves: kid
I really didn't like this book. I picked it up because it had all kinds of baseball woven into the narrative, but I realized, in reading it to my son, that it's a thinly-veiled, overly melodramatic morality play. It's not very well-written or engaging, either.

The main character is Bus Mercer and his performance leading up to the all-star game is sub par and he worries he'll never get chosen for the team. The book reveals a series of misfortunes and bad decision-making and it seems like his life
Wendy Reaves
I really enjoyed this novel. I thought it was an easy read with a good plot. There are many great lessons to go a long with this book including: do not lie to your parents and practice is necessary to succeed in anything. I think that boys would enjoy this book because it is about sports. It can also be relatable to some students, so they may like it even more. It is a great book with great lessons.
In this sports story, Bus Mercer desperately wants to join the all-star baseball team. However, his guilt over breaking his parents' rules harms his game and the chance at the team.

A good chapter book for transitional readers interested in sports.
This is one of Christopher's easier offerings. Baseball is such a large part of this book that young readers simply have to have a strong knowledge of the game in order to make sense of it. The main story is about Bus wanting to make the county All-Star team, but the rest of the book is about being a good person. Specifically about being the kind of person your parents can trust. In that respect I sort of felt that while Bus made the same decisions and mistakes as many kids he was given an awful ...more
Jan 01, 2013 Amy rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Amy by: The Friend Magazine
Shelves: children-s
Beginning chapter reader with a good moral. Especially for boys who loves baseball.
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Matt Christopher is the writer young readers turn to when they're looking for fast-paced, action-packed sports novels. He is the best-selling author of more than one hundred sports books for young readers.

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