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Cal Ripken, Jr.'s All-Stars: Super-sized Slugger

by Cal Ripken Jr.

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The story begins with an 8th grader named Cody Parker, who has just moved from Wisconsin to Baltimore because his dad was promoted to detective. Cody is a big boned kid but others see him as overweight, which causes problems for him. He decides to try out for the town’s baseball team and the coach puts him in the position of right fielder. Cody feels that only fat kids and nerds get put into right field because there is no action. He is determined to prove himself better than Dante the third baseman by hitting homeruns during practice and actually takes over for him. Angry for being replaced, Dante teases Cody for being fat and bullies him at school. He even sabotages his locker with stolen school supplies. Cody must prove his innocence and find the true burglar or face possible suspension and being kicked off the baseball team. With the help of a few friends, (especially a new tough girl named Jessica) he is able to get out of trouble and clear his good name. Cody ends up making some really good friends and his team wins the championship going undefeated all season.

In my opinion, “Super-Sized Slugger” was surprisingly good and I feel it deserves a rating of 4. It does have a lot of baseball terms, which I did not understand completely but the story was inspiring. The character of Cody was strong and determined to overcome obstacles such as: his weight, being bullied, moving to a new place and making new friends. It also had a good message about standing up for what’s right. He was not only a role model but also a team player because he realized that any action good or bad could affect his team. I recommend this book to anybody who likes a heartfelt story about overcoming stereotypes. ( )
  BradyJ.B3 | Jan 21, 2016 |
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Thirteen-year-old Cody Parker moves to Baltimore, Maryland, where as a fat eighth-grader, he has to deal with brutal teasing from a baseball teammate, and his school is beset by a rash of mysterious thefts that threaten to sideline Cody and ruin a golden season for his team.… (more)

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