When she wakes up, she’s in a different world. One where school is class after class of athletic drills, and after-scho...more
The first books I ever read by Haddix were the Shadow Children Series. I loved those books, and moved on to read a few of her other works. However, I ended up disappointed with most of them. They just didn't possess the same excitement and exceptional plot that I felt the Shadow Children Series had. So, needless to say, i wasn't expecting too much from Game Changer, but I read it anyways.
I loved it.
Literally one of the best books I've ever read.
Game Changer is about a softball-obsessed eighth gr...more
The main character of this book is an eighth grader, and I think this would be a really great novel for the middle school audience. The premise is a girl, KT, who is unusually talented at softball for her age. KT and her parents have made her softball the sun upon which the rest of their world rotates. It is...more
In other words, what if the world revered those who excelled at academics, and those who excelled at sports were not considered special. Instead of football games on Sunday afternoons, there would be math competitions with cheerleaders and screaming crowds.
KT Sutton, an eighth grader who...more
KT is a star softball player. During the fifth inning, she pitches against a girl whose batting is legendary in the area. She hits the ball close enough to KT that she goes for it, and throw the ball to first. As she throws the ball, she collapses with crippling pain shooting through her arm...and everying goes bl...more
It did end well, however. And even though it was kind of like a service announcement to middle school kids, it was touching and I foun...more
This book was a bit slow in the beginning as KT struggled to discover what was going on in her life, made even slower by the fact that the first third of the book had all been explained in the blurb; however, once it finally got moving I really, really, liked it.
The entire premise of the book was fascinating; howEVER, in the beginning, the characters were bordering on unbelievable, but, over time, she went more in-depth on the c...more
MC was really annoying about soft ball.
"OMG! I'm gonna die without soft ball! That reminds me of soft ball! I love soft ball. I'm the best pitcher ever. I love pitching. I'm gonna die without pitching for soft ball. Soft ball! I'm the best at it! Academics is stupid!"
SHUT UP! OMG!
Story line was good.
Nice, solid ending.
Interesting Idea and Plot Line - Horrid MC and Pushy Message = 3 stars.
The story actually ended up fascinating me. I really enjoyed the ending which was definitely my favorite part.
Time To Read (approx.) = 2 hours
It was good but not great.