Excellent, Intermediate, Baseball, Sports, Middle School, Drama

Document Type

Book Review


Gabby Garcia has a bunch of broken dreams now that her junior high school is filled with asbestos and she has to play for the baseball team that used to be her competitor. She records all of her twelve-year-old thoughts in her playbook, which she says is not anything like a diary. The opposing team and coach aren’t excited to have her on the team, so she quits baseball and joins the field hockey team, where she thinks she can actually win and feel welcome. She bounces between friend groups and sports teams in order to find her niche. At the last minute, she helps win both the baseball game that leads to nationals and the talent competition, which will bring their their group to New York City. The cherry on top is that the boy she has a crush on starts crushing on her back!