-
x

Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Friends ff8c072dd79a91c1300f032d674241a8d64367100ffb1f25fa3f9bec4a05319f
Kidzworld Logo

Change-Up Book Review

Change-Up Book Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Sep 15, 2009
( Rating: 5 Star Rating)

Looking for an awesome sports story? Well, weve got you covered. Check out Change-up by John Feinstein is an intense, climactic sports mystery.

Author: John Feinstein
Fourteen year old sports reporters Stevie and Susan Carroll are covering the World Series. And Stevie’s found the perfect subject for a story that no one else will have—Norbert Doyle. Doyle, an older baseball player, has spent his entire life pitching in the minor leagues. But now’s his time to shine. He’s being brought up to the majors to start game two of the World Series.


Deadly Secrets

During an interview with Doyle and his kids, Stevie learns that Doyle is just a humble single dad who is still grieving for his wife who passed away in a car accident more than a decade ago. Doyle appears to be a nice, honest guy, but as Stevie talks to outside sources, he learns that there’s a secret surrounding his wife’s death—a secret that Stevie is determined to uncover.


The Investigation

Overnight, Stevie goes from a sports reporter to an investigative journalist. He traces Doyle’s family life back to Lynchburg, the town where his wife died. He talks to a few sources—friends, cops, an old babysitter. He finds the car accident report which contradicts the story that Doyle gave him. Now Stevie must sort through the truths and lies to find the real story. But Stevie must consider whether or not publishing the story is worth hurting Doyle’s family and career.


The Bottom Line

Change-Up is a story of ethics and personal morals. Stevie is torn between doing his job, and revealing a grieving man's dark secret to the world. This book is great for sports-minded kids and teens. But even those who don’t know much about sports can follow this incredible book. There’s so much more to it than baseball: there’s love and jealousy, family and sorrow, friendships and enemies.


Change-Up Rating: 5


Related Stories:

  • Perpetual Check
  • All-Star Sports Puzzle Books Review
  • How Soccer Works :: Book Review
  • Baseball Training Tools
  • 0 Comments

    Related Stories

    Jr 140x100 w

    Coolest Baseball Player Ever? Vote!

    • Babe Ruth!
    • Jackie Robinson!
    • Joe DiMaggio!
    • Me! I'm awesome!

    General In The Forums

    Kirsteeeeen
    I don't have any.
    reply about 1 hour
    Beedy
    Beedy posted in Say Anything:
    One,he is always talking about guns!
    reply about 3 hours
    CrazyDreamer
    I have like 5
    reply about 3 hours
    rainbowpoptart
    I had a younger brother once. Then I found out he likes Lance Stewart. *slowly looks into the distance*
    reply about 3 hours
    ThatRandomChick719
    Thank you @Mermaid_Author14  :)
    reply about 4 hours