Battery Brothers

Battery Brothers Andy Lembo Is Bent On Becoming The Starting Catcher On A Talent Packed Varsity Baseball Team In His Senior Year At A New High School Whereas His Brother Daniel, Still A Junior, Is A Shoo In To Be The Team S Ace With His 88 Mile Per Hour Fastball, Daniel Has Major League Scouts Drooling The Brothers Are Tight And Share A Dream Of Winning The State Championship They Also Share Painful Memories Of Child Abuse But Andy Carries Extra Burdens, From Panic Attacks To A Shaky Relationship With Their Father Then There S That Burn Scar Covering Half Of Andy S Face And The Bully Who Won T Leave Andy Alone.Chock Full Of Nail Biting Baseball Games, The Panthers Are Inching Toward The Division Championship But Then Andy Loses His Biggest Supporter In A Freak Accident And He Blames Himself For What Happened His Emotions Raw, Andy Quits The Baseball Team And School, While His Father, Who Favors Daniel, Calls Him A Loser Eventually, A Treasured Memory Coaxes Andy To Attempt A Challenging Comeback Andy Must Find The Strength To Go The Distance For Himself, But Also For His Brother And Their Shared Dream 100 Percent Of The Proceeds From The Sale Of This Book Benefit Sunshine Foundation Sunshine Foundation, The Country S Oldest Wish Granting Charity, Answers The Dreams Of Chronically Ill, Seriously Ill, Physically Challenged And Abused Children, Ages Three To Eighteen, Whose Families Cannot Fulfill Their Requests Due To The Financial Strain That Child S Illness May Cause. This may be labeled a YA novel but it touched me and I m a grandfather I felt as if I were reading Andy s diary The dialogue was particularly accurate and realistic This is a raw and emotional but not maudlin tale of a youngster from a broken home who was literally scarred by his dysfunctional parents It s a story of bullyi
I was interested in reading this book because I teach middle school English Fiction and Nonfiction books about sports are very popular with my male students I m always looking for new sports related books to recommend.The story is about two teenage boys Daniel and Andy who live in a very dysfunctional family They have a poor relationship with their father and their mother is absent To make matters worse, our narrator Andy has a facial deformity This causes Andy a great deal of anxiety which spreads to multiple areas of his life The one thing that the brothers live for is baseball Daniel is a prodigy and on his way to the big leagues, even though he s not even sixteen yet Andy does pretty well for himself as a catcher Their dream goal is win a baseball championship and to also have a no hitter game.The story is a roller coaster taking you from joyful to agonizing moments without any warning Throughout the hard times the brothers stick together They have a great bond in which they are always looking out for each other Daniel often seems like the older brother, building Andy up and convincing others to give him a shot All in all, I would recommend this book to my students I would caution them that there is some strong language and cr
This book was raw and harsh, but I enjoyed it The main character, Andy, suffered from extreme domestic violence when he was 2 years old in which his mother burnt his face with an iron, which permanently scarred him and he never saw his mother again The story begins approx 15 years later, where he, his younger brother and his father have moved to a new location and trying to fit into their new circumstances The boys and their father live for baseball and the younger brother Daniel is expected to become a pro when old enough Andy, who is also a superb baseball player, suffers from anxiety disorder and the book follows him trying to deal with this disorder, cope with bullying and or isolation from other school kids, living in his dysfunctional household and trying to make his mark in the baseball world and dealing with ano
Author Carman hit it out of the parkWhat a great story Baseball, brother loving brother, and romance were the high points of this tale There WERE low spots that made this a book that touched my heart and didn t just entertain me child abuse, bullying, death.Very natural dialogue, wonderful character development this is a story that drew me in from the very first page and didn t let go all the way through Even now, after I ve finished reading this coming of age winner, I am still thinking about the
Love you bro..WowI accidentally picked this book up and after reading the blurb I had to read it This is not a romance novel It s the story of two brother that love each other unconditionally They share a passion for the love of baseball The younger brother struggles with bullying from a teammate and acceptance from a father that plays favoritism between his sons.For all of use that have brothers you will love and appreciate this story It will make you cry, make you laugh, a
There wasn t a clear destination in place but I didn t mind I m not a big baseball fan and I enjoyed this a lot Andy and Daniel were great I loved the interaction between them and that their roles seemed reversed as siblings The unshakeable nature of their bond was tangible at all times I would be lying if I said I understood the issues with their
Love it This book was on and I m glad that I read it Deep down no matter what happens loved ones will also be with you Even if you think your not loved there always somebody special there for you This book is can sure can tells you how can lose everything dear to them yet come out on top on the en
Baseball BrothersThis is the story of two brothers, Daniel the golden child, and Andy, scarred and emotionally unstable They love the game of baseball, and each other with no reservations This is a coming of age story about Andy, and how he copes with what life throws at h
A heartbreaking storyI rarely cry when I read a bookThis book was an exception The struggles of this young man was hard to read The relationship these two brothers had was beautiful Grab a box of tissues before you start reading This book will ma
This was a good baseball book and a sweet sad story of family Brothers are a Andy, a catcher, and Daniel who is a promising pitcher who is being scouted by professional teams The absent mother is despicable through her early behavior and the father dotes on the yo