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High Heat

Carl Deuker


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PUBLISHED: 1st July 2015
ISBN: 9780544439559
ANNOTATION:
A baseball-playing teen's life of privilege is turned upside down in this exciting novel by Carl Deuker, veteran writer of sports fiction.
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  • Paperback
    $17.80
PUBLISHED: 1st July 2015
ISBN: 9780544439559
ANNOTATION:
A baseball-playing teen's life of privilege is turned upside down in this exciting novel by Carl Deuker, veteran writer of sports fiction.

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A baseball-playing teen's life of privilege is turned upside down in this exciting novel by Carl Deuker, veteran writer of sports fiction.

Publisher Description

Shane Hunter had everything going for him a well-to-do family, lots of friends, and a coveted position as the star pitcher on his high school baseball team. Then, in the spring of his sophomore year, a terrible tragedy turns his life of privilege upside down. With everything around him in shambles, Shane's not sure he wants to pitch ever again. But maybe the game he once loved could be the thing that saves him. When sophomore Shane Hunter's father is arrested for money laundering at his Lexus dealership, the star pitcher's life of affluence and private school begins to fall apart. AGES: 12 + AUTHOR: Carl Deuker participated in several sports as a boy. He was good enough to make most teams, but not quite good enough to play much. He describes himself as a classic second-stringer. "I was too slow and too short for basketball; I was too small for football, a little too chicken to hang in there against the best fastballs. So, by my senior year the only sport I was still playing was golf." Carl still loves playing golf early on Sunday mornings at Jefferson Park in Seattle, the course on which Fred Couples learned to play. His handicap at present is 13. Combining his enthusiasm for both writing and athletics, Carl has created many exciting, award-winning novels for young adults. REVIEWS: "A story that delivers baseball action along with a rich psychological portrait, told through a compelling first person narration." School Library Journal "High Heat joins the Deuker canon with yet another fine study of a conflicted soul whose ethical salvation is determined in a sporting arena, and once more readers are left to ponder whether a tainted success loses its sweet savor." Bulletin

Author Biography

Carl Deuker participated in several sports as a boy. He was good enough to make most teams, but not quite good enough to play much. He describes himself as a classic second-stringer. "I was too slow and too short for basketball; I was too small for football, a little too chicken to hang in there against the best fastballs. So, by my senior year the only sport I was still playing was golf." Carl still loves playing golf early on Sunday mornings at Jefferson Park in Seattle, the course on which Fred Couples learned to play. His handicap at present is 13. Combining his enthusiasm for both writing

Review

"A story that delivers baseball action along with a rich psychological portrait, told through a compelling first-person narration." --School Library Journal

"High Heat joins the Deuker canon with yet another fine study of a conflicted soul whose ethical salvation is determined in a sporting arena, and once more readers are left to ponder whether a tainted success loses its sweet savor." --Bulletin "Deuker fills the page with dozens of exciting play-by-play sequences; these serve not only to move the story along chronologically, but also act as the metronome for Shane's personal story of loss, recovery and renewal." --Publishers Weekly

"There's enough taut sports action here to satisfy the most avid fan." --Booklist "[Deuker] creates another captivating story. Readers will think they are sitting in the front row with a Cracker Jack box and a Coke . . . do not let this one slip past." --VOYA

Review Quote

"A story that delivers baseball action along with a rich psychological portrait, told through a compelling firstperson narration."- School Library Journal " High Heat joins the Deuker canon with yet another fine study of a conflicted soul whose ethical salvation is determined in a sporting arena, and once more readers are left to ponder whether a tainted success loses its sweet savor."- Bulletin "Deuker fills the page with dozens of exciting playbyplay sequences; these serve not only to move the story along chronologically, but also act as the metronome for Shane's personal story of loss, recovery and renewal."- Publishers Weekly "There's enough taut sports action here to satisfy the most avid fan."- Booklist "[Deuker] creates another captivating story. Readers will think they are sitting in the front row with a Cracker Jack box and a Coke…do not let this one slip past."- VOYA

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Previous paperback edition: HarperTeen, 978-0-060-57248-8, $8.99

Product Details

Author
Carl Deuker
Pages
288
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin
Year
2015
ISBN-10
0544439554
ISBN-13
9780544439559
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
United States
Short Title
HIGH HEAT
Language
English
Media
Book
Residence
Seattle, WA, US
Illustrations
Illustrations, black and white
Publication Date
2015-07-01
Audience
Children/Juvenile