New Kid

New Kid

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New York Times bestselling author and former NFL defensive end Tim Green delivers another baseball tale that will keep kids on the edge of their seats. Perfect for fans of Mike Lupica or Dan Gutman's Baseball Card Adventure series.

Tommy's the new kid in town, like he's been so many times before. Now he goes by the name Brock, and he's having a hard time fitting in, especially when his new friend is the bully from the wrong side of the tracks. Thanks to a prank gone wrong, the baseball coach notices Brock and offers him a place on his failing baseball team. But can Brock prove himself on and off the field before he becomes a new kid...again?
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 307 pages
  • 129.54 x 190.5 x 22.86mm | 204.12g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 006220873X
  • 9780062208736
  • 941,169

Review quote

Exciting, romantic and thought-provoking, this book scores a home run. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"
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Back cover copy

It's hard being the new kid, both on and off the field.

It's bases loaded, bottom of the last inning, and Tommy Rust is up at bat in the championship game. This is the moment he's been waiting for. But then his father barges onto the field, and Tommy knows what will happen next. They will be leaving immediately--again--because Tommy and his dad are on the run.

Now Tommy is in a new school, in a new town, and he is no longer known as Tommy. Brock Nickerson is the name of the new kid, and finding a place for himself is proving to be a challenge, especially when his new friend is the bully from the wrong side of the tracks. Things aren't looking good for Brock, so to fit in he accepts a dare to throw a rock at the travel-team coach's window.

Coach Hudgens has demons of his own, and many say he's "washed up." The travel team he's been running has lost every game in the last year. But, when Coach catches Brock in the act, he's more impressed by his pitching arm than angry at the prank. Can Brock save Coach's team . . . and maybe Coach himself? Or will Brock's father make him be the new kid in yet another town?
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Rating details

435 ratings
4.17 out of 5 stars
5 46% (201)
4 33% (142)
3 16% (71)
2 3% (11)
1 2% (10)
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