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All-Star Fever
Matt Christopher
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All-Star Fever

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 did not like it  ·  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
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Apr 29, 2015 Wendy Reaves rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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 liked it  ·  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.

Matt Christopher is America's bestselling sports writer for children, with more than 100 books and sales approaching six million copies. In 1992, Matt Christopher talked about being a children's
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