Thursday, July 20, 2006

Hard Hit by Ann Turner

Last week at the meeting with other teen/young adult librarians, I heard about this book, Hard Hit by Ann Turner. The cover shows a boy lying on his back under the stars with a baseball glove on his hand. He looks sad or intent.

The story is about Mark Warren and how his family copes and responds when his dad is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. If you're looking for a funny story, this is not the one to pick up, but if you aren't afraid to read about a tough subject, go ahead and grab this one off the shelf.

You will really like it if you are a fan of poetry because each page is a poem. In libraryland we call this a novel in verse. I like them. Not everyone does. If you don't that's cool. Just stop in and I'll find something else for you instead!