Title: One Handed Catch
Author: MJ Aruch
Publisher: Henry Holt
Publication Date: September 19, 2006
Number of Pages: 256
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Text Structure: Novel
Starter/Lead/Hook/Grabber: This book was miraculous because right at the beginning the main character suffers a tragedy! What it makes it so delightful is that is is in the 1950s, not too old and not too new, and it's not easy to find a book like this.
Summary: One-Handed Catch was a 3-Awesome book for me. Norm, the main character, loses his hand in a meat grinder and with the help of his family and friends, he learned that he can do almost anything you set your mind to. He didn't once give up on his dream of being a baseball player. Having only one hand made him work to be an even better baseball player then he would have been before the accident. Norm also realized that he was good at other things too, maybe even things that more important than baseball.
Reviewer’s Opinion: If you are somebody that likes baseball and action, this is the book for you.
Recommended For: Intermediate and Middle Grades
Related Books: The Girl Who Threw Butterflies, Greetings from Nowhere, Heart of a ShepherdOther Books by this Author: A Dog on His Own, A Sudden Change of Family, Chickerella
Awards Won: none
Reviewed By: Jacob Hutter, 5th Grade