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Pinch Hit

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  508 Ratings  ·  95 Reviews
Trevor and Sam look alike. But their lives couldn't be more different.

Trevor is a movie star, living the Hollywood life in a huge mansion with his own limo, pool, and bowling alley. There's nothing he doesn't have except the one thing he wants most: to play baseball for real.

Sam is a regular kid who seems to have what it takes to make it to baseball's Major Leagues. He's d
ebook, 336 pages
Published March 13th 2012 by HarperCollins
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Ms. Yingling
Mar 29, 2012 rated it liked it
Trevor is a major film star who lives with his wealthy parents in the lap of luxury. When he says he wants to play baseball, they arrange for his to play with the Dodgers. Not exactly what he meant. Sam, on the other hand, gets to play a lot of baseball and has the possibility of a pro career ahead of him, which would help him escape the life of trailer park poverty he leads with his English teacher turned screenwriter hopeful father. When Sam goes with his father to a movie studio, he goes to a ...more
May 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
I love Tim Green--I and don't say that only because I've met the man in all his high-energy glory. Simply put, Tim Green knows the recipe for a good kids' book. Each one of his books has a great male narrator and a strong, fun female character; they contain enough sports to keep athletes interested while incorporating family/friend drama to interest those who maybe aren't super-sports fans, as well.
Pinch Hit is no different--twins separated at birth: one a famous actor, one a rising baseball sta
Andrew M.
Sep 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'm finished with Pinch Hit: I am at the end and i have had fun with the book a lot because of the suspense and the awesomeness
Ronald S.
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Pinch Hit is a classic baseball story about two, almost identical, kids. Trevor is a movie star in Hollywood. He lives in a mansion with his own limo and bowling alley. You would think he has everything he would've ever wanted, but he doesn't. He wants to become a baseball player. The other kid, Sam, does play baseball, and he is really good at it. Many people say he has what it takes to make it to the major leagues. He is hoping that in his next big tournament, scouts from USC (University of So ...more
Harry Murphey
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OK, so Pinch Hit is one of those books that I probably would not have picked up and read on my own, but I won it at YA Reads for Teachers (And Other Adults) and the rules of winning are that you read and post.

So, I read it, and let me tell you I read it in May at the end of the school year with a million other things going wasn't really doing it for me. Frankly, I'm not sure if I do middle grade books for middle grade kids very well. But, I kept going Sam in one chapter and Trevor in an
Kyle Leggett
Feb 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I thought this book was a really great book. I thought Tim Green did a great job on writing the book. I thought that this book was a very adventurous book.

This book is about two boys Trevor and Sam that look exactly alike. And in the book Trevor is a movie star and Sam is a baseball player. And during the movie Trevor wants to play baseball so they switch places and Trevor plays Baseball for Sam and Sam acts for a movie that Trevor was playing for. And in the movie they almost get caught many t
Dec 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
I liked this book because it had a great theme, which was money can't buy you everything. The two main characters from the book live completely different lives but when they swap places they realize this. Even though one of the characters had everything money could buy him all he wanted was his family and the other wanted more items rather than have his family. I gave this book 4 stars because I liked the theme and the way I could relate to it. I would recommend this book to someone if they like ...more
May 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Trevor is one of the most famous young actors in Hollywood; Sam is a 'normal' boy dreaming of making it to the big leagues in baseball. What happens when they realize they look exactly alike and they switch places?

This book kept my interest right to the end when I was slightly left out. How did Trevor's mother react? I want details!
It's The Prince and the Pauper, with diving stabs of line drives and towering home runs. And the modern American royalty, movie stars!
Colin G
Oct 02, 2017 rated it liked it
For my book review, I read the book Pinch Hit, an action sports novel by Tim Green. This book is about two boys who do not know each other at all as Trevor is a world famous actor living in Beverly Hills but has always wanted to just be a normal boy playing sports and Sam is one of the best baseball players around but lives in a trailer park and has wanted to see what it is like living a rich lifestyle. Sams dad is a movie producer (despite the fact that he has published no movies) and through h ...more
Gabe Johnson
Mar 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The book is about how twins are separated at birth and when they finally meet each other they decide to switch places for a while. They have completely different lifestyles one is rich and the other is poor. They are polar opposites one is a actor who also enjoys baseball, the other is an amazing baseball player who is on an elite team and when they switch they basically decide to try new things. They both have challenges adapting to their different lifestyles so they both need to change how the ...more
Christian Koklys
Nov 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
I just finished reading Pinch Hit by Tim Green, and it was a very interesting book. This book reminds me of the movie Parent Trap because they meet each other and then they realize they look exactly the same and they are both adopted. They decide to switch place and find out who there real parents are and find them. Sam gets to be a rich movie star and Trevor finally gets to play baseball.
I Thought this book was very good. Every page was filled with drama and things to keep you entertained all t
Jocelyn G
I personally think this book was very interesting .
Oct 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is one of the top notch books I have ever read. What an amazing read.
Apr 16, 2018 rated it liked it
it was a ok book about baseball wasn't very interesting.
Kay Mcgriff
Apr 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Trevor and Sam may look just alike, but they live in very different worlds. Trevor was born into Hollywood "royalty." His dad is a powerful producer, and his mother is a famous actress. He stars in major motion pictures as well. What else could he want besides the life of luxury that surrounds him? Just the one thing he can't have--a normal life as a baseball player on a real baseball team. Sam, on the other hand, lives with his dad in a run-down trailer next to the garbage dump. Both of them ha ...more
Shae McDaniel
Apr 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: middle-grade
So, I'm not really a middle-grade reviewer. Except for solid classics like Gregor the Overlander or the Dear America series, I don't visit that section much. I haven't even read the Rick Riordan books yet. I know, I'm bad. And I'm not a big sports fan. Yes, I'll scream my face blue for my favorite college football team, and I adore Remember the Titans, but sports - especially baseball - is just not my thing.

Imagine my surprise when I found myself legitimately enjoying Pinch Hit. Not just "This i
Mason Potts
Sep 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Pinch Hit:by Tim Green
(A fantastic book!)

Characters- There were many characters in this story. For example, the two main characters in this book were Trevor Goldman and Sam Palomaki. Other characters in this story included McKenna Steele (as an actor) , Pierce Everlette (as the director), Coach Sharp (as Sam's baseball coach), Dorian Klum (as Sam's teammate), Trevor's dad, and Sam's dad.

Setting- This story took place in Los Angeles. It centers around two main characters, Trevor Goldman and Sam
Sep 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
The book Pinch Hit by Tim Green was a hit as soon as I started reading it. I thought this book was worthy of five stars for several reasons, including the setup of the book, and the realistic characters.

Suspense was one of the most important factors of the book, and part of the setup of how Tim Green wrote this book as part of two perspectives. Therefore, when one chapter ends in suspense, most of the book it is necessary to keep reading, because the chapters switch off from Trevor's perspective
Trevor is a big time movie star who dreams of playing baseball. Sam plays baseball all the time and dreams of making it to the big leagues. One day Sam accompanies his dad, a budding screenwriter, to the studio. He signs up at central casting and his immediately hired as a body double because he looks just like Trevor. Sam and Trevor are amazed at how much they look alike and realize they may be twins. They concoct a plan to switch places for a week. Trevor finally gets to play real baseball, bu ...more
From March 2012 SLJ:
Gr 4–7—Green goes Hollywood—literally. When Trevor, a famous tween actor, comes face-to-face with the more down-to-earth Sam, who's subbing for his regular stand-in, the two quickly realize that their identical looks can't be a coincidence. Both boys are adopted, and they agree that they must be twins separated at birth. Trevor quickly figures out a way to work things to his advantage. He has always wanted to play on a real baseball team, but his mother has not allowed it, in
Sep 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed reading this book because there were so much thrills in the end of this book, I recommend you this book if you sports.
Jordan Shinn
Jun 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Pinch Hit by Tim Green

This book is about two boys named Trevor and Sam and their quest to find their birth parents. Trevor is a major movie star through the help of his parents who are one of the richest movie producers in hollywood. On the other hand there is Sam who lives with his dad who is a teacher/hopeless screenwriter, they also live in poverty by a dump in hollywood. But one day their paths meet when Sam’s dad goes to the studio to try to get one of his screencasts “the green light” and
Abe Seldowitz
Dec 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
The realistic fiction book Pinch Hit by Tim Green is all about two fifteen year old boys, Trevor and Sam. They both live in Los Angeles, California. Trevor has parents who are movie producers, who are both very rich; Trevor lives the rich, famous and comfortable lifestyle. Sam is not famous or rich, he is just a regular kid with regular parents. Trevor and Sam look very much alike, like they could be identical twins. So, one day they decide to switch lives. Trevor would live in Sam's lifestyle a ...more
Remington Barnett
Aug 06, 2014 rated it liked it
This book is about one boy who is very rich and one boy who isn't doing so well. And when Sam decided to be a stand in for Trevor who is a movie star gets picked, but then Trevor's mom shoo's him out. Not before Trevor could see him though. So Trevor gets to thinking and his friend McKenna and they think that they could be biological brothers because they look exactly alike and they are both adopted, so Trevor texted him and asked if he wanted to trade places with him Sam said yes so they becaus ...more
Daniel Flaherty
Mar 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Pinch Hit is a great book for anyone, not just athletes. Tim Green is well known for writing sports novels but Pinch Hit isn’t just about sports, it’s about friendships, trust, and a whole lot more. There are two main characters, Trevor and Sam. They are two look-a-likes that have entwined destinies. Trevor is living the Hollywood life. He is a movie star that everyone adores, rich, has the nicest of things, and has his own private tutor. Even though he is a movie star his dream is to play baseb ...more
Sep 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Pinch hit is a great realistic fiction novel by Tim Green.
Trevor Goldman and Sam Palomaki are two thirteen year old who
are actually twins. Trevor is an actor who lives there, and Sam is there for a baseball tournament. Sam and Trevor meet and quickly become friends and find out their twins. Trevor wants to play baseball and sam Wants to live the life of a star, so they switch lives for a week. Sam wants to find out who his is and Trevor's biological mom until he finds the truth.....she is dead.
Rj Matney
Mar 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
"Pinch Hit" by Tim Green is a great adventure for the characters. People that like sports fiction or adventure might like this book."Green goes Hollywood- literally!", says School Library Journal.
Sam and Trevor look like they could be twins. But there lives are very different. Trevor Goldman is a movie star and Sam Palomaki is a baseball star who is trying to get a scholarship to USC (University of Southern California). Trevor's agent finds Sam one day and tells him that he looks a lot like T
Ethan Bell
Oct 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Pinch Hit, by Tim Green was very exciting to read, with many twists that I didnt expect. I have read many books by this author and this was one of my favorites.
If you like a book with surprises and close calls, you should read this book. It is a baseball story, and a story with a movie star. Also, you should read this book if like sports. Plus, I like it because it is always fast paced and I never wanted to put the book down.
It is a story about twins that were separated at birth and trade pl
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