Fenway Fever by John H. Ritter

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The curse plotline in the new book is a weak premise
-The Joy of Sox


"Stats" Pagano may have been born with a heart defect, but he lives for three things: his family's hot dog stand right outside fabled Fenway Park, his beloved Red Sox, and any baseball statistic imaginable. When the family can no longer make ends meet with the hot dog stand, life becomes worrisome for Stats. Then the Sox go on a long losing streak and the team's ace pitcher--and Stats's idol--becomes convinced the famed Curse of the Bambino has returned. Stats just has to help . . . but how? As the Sox faithful sour on their team, Stats forms a plan that ultimately unifies an entire city and proves that true loyalty has a magic all its own.

In honor of Fenway Park's 100th birthday, baseball novelist John H. Ritter delivers an inspiring tale for the sports fan in each of us, regardless of team allegiance.

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While John H. Ritter is well known for his imaginative baseball novels for young readers, "Under the Baseball Moon "expresses his other love: music. John's first novel, "Choosing Up Sides," won the 1999 IRA Children's Book Award and was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. His subsequent novels "Over the Wall "and "The Boy Who Saved Baseball" went on to secure John's place as the preeminent writer of baseball fiction for young people. A full-time writer of German, Irish, and American Indian descent, he lives in San Diego with his wife.
Published April 12, 2012 by Puffin Books. 237 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books. Fiction
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on Mar 07 2012

...Billee and Stats set out to restore the proper lines of energy through the sacred grounds of Fenway Park and make the Red Sox winners again. A surefire winner, full of energy and wonder.

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Reviewed by Natalie on May 18 2012

It was a fun read that a true Red Sox fan would surely enjoy. Heck, I agree with Peter Abrahams, even baseball fans who aren't Red Sox fans will enjoy it.

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Reviewed by Ms. Yingling on Apr 11 2012

While the solution to Stats' family problems in very heart warming, it's also a tad deus ex machina.

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Reviewed by Allan on Mar 19 2012

The curse plotline in the new book is a weak premise

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