‘Free Baseball’ an enticing read

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“Free Baseball,” by Sue Corbett. Copyright 2006, Puffin Books. (152 pages; $5.99 paperback)

 Reviewed by Caitlin Durham
Times-News correspondent

   Sue Corbett’s “Free Baseball” carries many different underlying themes of love, family and growing up.
The story is about a young kid named Felix who has moved to America with his mom. His dad had done everything in his power to get them out of Cuba; it even meant he had to stay behind.
As Felix grows up he starts to question what happened to his dad so he began searching for answers. Because of this he becomes the batboy for a minor league baseball team, in hopes that he can find what he is looking for.
Throughout the book, Felix goes through so many trials and hardships but also starts to discover who he is along the way. With the help of his mom and his friendship with a dog, he starts to understand what he has been searching for.
This book, which was selected as the Alamance Reads Junior read for younger readers, is the perfect example that you have to get lost before you can be found. It is an ideal book for young readers because it is saturated with many different lessons on life and discovering who you are.

 Caitlin Durham is a rising senior at Southern Alamance High School and a Teens & Twenties writer.

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