Curveball by Jordan Sonnenblick
The Year I Lost My Grip

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Sometimes, the greatest comebacks take place far away from the ball field.

Meet Peter Friedman, high school freshman. Talented photographer. Former baseball star. When a freakish injury ends his pitching career, Peter has some major things to figure out. Is there life after sports? Why has his grandfather suddenly given him thousands of dollars worth of camera equipment? And is it his imagination, or is the super-hot star of the girls' swim team flirting with him, right in front of the amazing new girl in his photography class? In his new novel, teen author Jordan Sonnenblick performs his usual miraculous feat: exploring deep themes of friendship, romance, family, and tragedy, while still managing to be hilariously funny.
 

About Jordan Sonnenblick

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Jordan Sonnenblick is the author of the acclaimed DRUMS, GIRLS, & DANGEROUS PIE, NOTES FROM THE MIDNIGHT DRIVER, ZEN AND THE ART OF FAKING IT, and the sequel to DRUMS called AFTER EVER AFTER. He lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with his wife and two children.
 
Published March 1, 2012 by Scholastic Press. 309 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Sports & Outdoors, Literature & Fiction, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Children's Books. Fiction

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When Peter Friedman injures his arm the summer before starting high school, and the doctors tell him he will never pitch again, his life is turned upside down.

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When a major injury ends the pitching prospects of baseball hotshot Peter Friedman, the high school freshman has to redefine the direction of his life.

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The start of Peter’s freshman year is marked by twin tragedies: a serious arm injury during a baseball game means his pitching days are over, and his beloved grandfather, a photographer who taught Peter how to shoot, is losing his memory.

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Peter learned everything about photography from his grandfather --- and was hoping to learn more --- when his grandfather suddenly calls it quits one day for no reason.

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