The Year I Lost My Grip

Book - 2012
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After an injury ends former star pitcher Peter Friedman's athletic dreams, he concentrates on photography which leads him to a girlfriend, new fame as a high school sports photographer, and a deeper relationship with the beloved grandfather who, when he realizes he is becoming senile, gives Pete all of his professional camera gear.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2012.
ISBN: 9780545320696
Branch Call Number: SON
Characteristics: 285 p.


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CRRL_CraigG Jun 25, 2015

Peter Friedman has been training as a baseball pitcher his entire life. He and his best friend A.J. have always planned on making and dominating their high school team. But you can't always count on your plans to work out. Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip is one teen's journey to figure out what Plan B is.

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Jun 23, 2015

very cute.

Jun 03, 2014

Hilarious!!! I loved it.

ChristchurchLib Jan 07, 2014

"Just before his first year of high school, Pete's dream of a baseball career is demolished after an injury damages his pitching arm. Pete feels lost without baseball, but having learned some basic camera skills from his grandfather (a professional photographer), he finds some comfort in a photography class - and in a relationship with smart, spirited classmate Angelika. At home, though, it's getting harder to ignore the fact that Grampa's memory isn't what it used to be." Teen Scene January 2014 newsletter

Oct 31, 2013

I loved this book. I need to read more books by Sonnenblick. This was a great story of a boy who played baseball. He was a star pitcher and catcher. He was in 8th grade and had a stared high school baseball carer in the future, until he hided a injury and gets hurt. Now he has to tell his best friend who he grew up playing baseball with that he will never play again and on top of it he is dealing with the demise of his favorite person in the world, his grandfather. The books is a touching story of friendship and growing up. It has secrets kept by all that eventually come out and you find out that most secrets were not secrets at all. Just a great refreshing story, just what I needed

semi1 Jul 29, 2013



Good book JH

May 26, 2012

This one wasn't as witty and cute and sad as his usual books, but i still really liked it. Mostly because Pete's grandpa reminds me so much of Sol from Notes from the Midnight Driver, that it did make me tear up a bit at the end..and I loved both characters a lot. It's still a very good book :)


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Jul 07, 2015

A kid suffers an injury and finds himself struggling with problems and how to solve them, luckily he has his friends and girlfriend around to help.

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