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Out of Left Field by Kris Hui Lee
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it was ok
bookshelves: netgalley, read-in-2018

I loved the idea of a girl playing on the boys team and the hint of a bff to more sold it.

I liked Marnie well enough. She’s tenacious and talented and stands up for herself. The rest of her friends and their dynamic was quite odd. I struggled with how they could be supportive of Marnie’s pitching when they played on the weekends, but after winning the spot on the school team, the same people she’s known since kindergarten now ignore her.

Plot wise it did get repetitive. There was a lot of telling and not showing, especially during scenes of the games. It felt like some threads of the story were thrown in for fun, as they didn’t really provide substance to the story.

Overall, it was a quick read and had a lot of potential. Sadly, the execution just didn’t work for me.

**Huge thanks to Sourcebooks Fire for providing the arc free of charge**
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Reading Progress

February 1, 2018 – Shelved
February 1, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
February 1, 2018 – Shelved as: netgalley
April 14, 2018 – Started Reading
April 14, 2018 –
18.0% "I don’t think this one is for me."
April 14, 2018 –
34.0% "They’ve all been friends forever. She’s pitches for them when they play on the weekends, but now that she’s the official team pitcher, they’re ignoring her and being dicks. Riiiiiiiiiiight."
April 14, 2018 – Shelved as: read-in-2018
April 14, 2018 – Finished Reading

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