Noah Savino has been stuck in a wheelchair for months. He hates the way people treat him like hes helpless now. Hes sick of going to physical therapy, where he isnt making any progress. Hes tired of not having control over his own body. And he misses playing baseballbut not as much as he misses his dad, who died in the car accident that paralyzed Noah.Noah is scared hell never feel like his old self again. He doesnt want people to think of him as different for the rest of his life. With the help of family and friends, hell have to throw off the mask hes been hiding behind and face the fears that have kept him on the sidelines if he ever wants to move forward....
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Schneider Family Book Award-winner Antony John does not disappoint with his second book about a disabled teen and his first middle grade book. Noah, a middle school student who must use a wheelchair thanks to the accident that killed his father, is as realistic as seventh graders come. Devious, irritable, moody and somewhat self loathing, he's the kind of guy any twelve year old can identify with. But he's also a good friend, a smart kid, and a powerful catcher, even after the accident. Join Noa ...more
I shouldn't be surprised by how much I liked this - I am always a sucker for a good book about an average middle grade kid going through some less than average life experiences - but I really am glad I gave this one my full attention. These are good kids with good hearts - even the so called bully is redeemed in a way that's not cloying or unbelievable. And at the center you have Noah, who is trying to make the best of a shitty turn of events that left him in a wheelchair and his father dead. No ...more
Good book. Sad but really interesting. The end is really exciting. But In a wheelchair can be hard.
Antony John captured so many topics in this book, whether as focal points or minor tidbits. There were two boys with disabilities, for completely different reasons. And I loved the spirit and determination Dynamo had. There was a huge warning not to be on your cell phone while operating a vehicle. There was (from my speculation), a character on the spectrum, and others who are different races and ethnicities. There was the acceptance of others, dealing with a bully, and struggling with the death ...more
I adored this book! If I hadn't sworn off of giving the stars, I'd give it ten! Review soon; but don't miss this extraordinary book!
My students enjoyed it!
Graded By: Brian
Cover Story: Baseball Town
Drinking Buddy: Get 'cher Cold Ones!
Testosterone Level: First Base
Talky Talk: Play Ball!
Bonus Factors: Weird Kid, St. Louis Baseball
Bromance Status: Teammates
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I've been following Antony John's career for a while, and while I've enjoyed all of his books, my favorite of all time was Five Flavors of Dumb. He just captured those characters so beautifully and I laughed and cried along with them and felt like we were friends by the end. Mascot is the first time I've had that same feeling since Dumb, and it was honestly like coming home. There are different characters and storylines but the feeling is the same. Noah Savino has been in a car accident that end ...more