Center Field by Robert Lipsyte

By Robert Lipsyte

Mike has his junior 12 months good below regulate. He's bought a superb workforce of acquaintances. He's relationship Lori, one of many most well-liked ladies in class. And trainer Cody has all yet given him the beginning spot because the Ridgedale Rangers' varsity middle fielder. after which Oscar Ramirez indicates up. Oscar is an awesome ballplayer, as gifted on the plate as he's in heart box, and it's no longer lengthy ahead of Mike loses regulate. He's at the bench, he's stepping into fights, and he unearths himself in weekend detention with Katherine Herold, the main mysterious, abrasive, captivating woman in class. Mike is misplaced, pressured, and searching to educate Cody to assist him come again on course. however the trainer has his personal algorithm for Mike to play via, and the choices Mike makes are going to affect greater than simply the beginning lineup.

Robert Lipsyte, the most celebrated writers in younger grownup literature, has crafted a subtly excessive story of adolescent fight, a activities tale approximately even more than sports—one that exhibits us how the strikes one makes off the sphere topic much more than the strikes one has on it.

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I look him in the eye then. ” “I’m sure that’s not such a bad thing,” he says gently, as if he’s trying to tease me. ” I turn to see Amy standing in the door of the gift shop. indd 49 12/17/13 2:26 PM Janet Gurtler on a pair of fingerless gloves and a long-­sleeve striped shirt under her Tinkerpark T-­shirt. I have an urge to run over and hug her for ending this conversation. ” “Not anymore,” I say quickly. Adam smiles. ” She grins. ” “Of course he is,” I say. ” I have the secret knowledge now that he’s not as mean as he pretends to be.

He stares out after his twin. ” I add. “It’s okay. George, your dad, is the same way,” she says to Jake. ” Mom looks right at him. “Why don’t you go help Josh? ” Jake looks at me, raises his eyebrows, then glances back at her. ” Mom nods. He glares at me. ” “Fine,” Mom says. ” “Sure. ” He slowly walks out of the room. We both watch him leave. “He was in the chapel during your surgery,” I tell her. She smiles. ” I wonder which one I am. “The nurse said they’re going to send me home tomorrow,” she says.

So. Yeah. ” I lift my hand to block the bright morning sun from my eyes. “Understandable. Don’t worry though. ” He smiles. ” a female calls. A couple of girls are walking toward us, and he waves without even glancing over, but I see them—­two girls each with a perky ponytail, dressed in red Tinkerpark T-­shirts. They’re whispering to each other as they pass to go to the gaming area; they giggle and one of them wiggles her hips in an exaggerated dance motion. I glance back at Adam, but he’s watching me and misses it.

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