Change-up by John Feinstein
Mystery at the World Series

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New York Times bestselling sportswriter John Feinstein takes readers behind the scenes at the World Series in this exciting baseball mystery.
 
When teen sports reporters Stevie and Susan Carol are sent to cover the World Series, the talk of the tournament is Norbert Doyle—a late call-up for an underdog team. But the more they learn about him, the more conflicting stories they hear. Bit by bit they piece together the shocking truth about this rising star, but once the secret’s out, there’s no going back. . . .
 
John Feinstein has been praised as “the best writer of sports books in America today” (The Boston Globe), and he proves it again in this fast-paced novel.


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About John Feinstein

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JOHN FEINSTEIN is the author of many bestselling books, including A Season on the Brink and A Good Walk Spoiled. His books for young readers offer a winning combination of sports, action, and intrigue, with Last Shot receiving the Edgar Allan Poe Award for best young adult mystery of the year. He lives in Potomac, Maryland, and Shelter Island, New York, with his family.
 
Published July 23, 2009 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 321 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Action & Adventure, Children's Books.

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Fourteen-year-old sports columnists Stevie Thomas and Susan Carol Anderson begin freshman year with a close-up look at a dramatic wild-card National League Championship final and then at the World Series between Boston and Washington, D.C. When a player who's come up from the minors in a late-sea...

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Feinstein's fourth mystery starring teen reporters Stevie Thomas and Susan Carol Anderson veers into fantasy—the Washington Nationals (currently with the worst record in Major League Bas

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Feinstein's fourth mystery starring teen reporters Stevie Thomas and Susan Carol Anderson veers into fantasy—the Washington Nationals (currently with the worst record in Major League Baseball) are in the 2009 World Series.

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Common Sense Media

Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.Find out more Parents need to know that there is some discussion of drinking, drunkenness, and rehab, and the story revolves around a possible drunk driving accident in which a mother is killed.

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Mysterious Reviews

Change-up: Mystery at the World Series by John Feinstein — A Stevie and Susan Carol Sports Mystery.

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Kidz World

Doyle appears to be a nice, honest guy, but as Stevie talks to outside sources, he learns that there’s a secret surrounding his wife’s death—a secret that Stevie is determined to uncover.

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CHANGE-UP gives a realistic portrayal of perseverance, the pressures of writing under deadline, adhering to journalistic ethics, competition among reporters and photographers, and the exacting process of digging for information and verifying facts.

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But his story about how his wife died doesn't ring true, and since he is about to sign a deal for his life story, it seems worth investigating.

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