Rounding Third is the story of Rob Wardell, a seventeen-year old who feels like he doesn't quite fit in anywhere--not at home, not at school and not on the baseball field. The small, shy boy stays on the high school baseball team only to please his father since he knows he will never get to play. He’s living his life alone until he finds himself drawn into a friendship with the team’s new star pitcher, Josh Schlagel. The two boys hit it off instantly; maybe it's because Josh isn't exactly welcomed by the team either. But as Rob and Josh grow closer and start spending more time together away from the field, Rob realizes that his friend is hiding something. The bruises on Josh's body and his reluctance to let Rob know about certain parts of his life have Rob suspicious. When Josh's secrets are finally revealed and become life threatening, Rob and his family must step up to the plate.
Rounding Third is a page turner and I couldn't put it down once I started reading. You find yourself deeply caring for the fate of the characters and moved by their struggle to find themselves and each other. A unique, well written and wonderful novel." -- David Mixner, author of “Stranger Among Friends”
“Meyer weaves a brilliant story of jock culture with pertinent social issues of the day and has captured an important time in our country. Set in contemporary rural America, his novel highlights the way American society is changing. His characters will have you cheering and crying in empathy, and his story is sure to interrupt your sleep.” -- Eric Anderson, PhD, author of “Trailblazing” and “In the Game”
“From the opening sentence, “Rounding Third” resonates with readers – all will find something to relate to, and learn from, in this compelling and important story.” -- Dan Woog, author of the “Jocks” series
"I found myself rooting for these young men, wishing that I could enter the book and save them. Their journey is filled with hope, sorrow, joy--first love was never tackled like this." – Noël Alumit, Lambda Literary Awarding winning author of "Letters to Montgomery Clift"
About Walter G Meyer
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Published September 7, 2009
by MaxM Ltd.
Sports & Outdoors, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences.