Book review by Aarene Storms: Soar

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Soar by Joan Bauer

12-year-old Jeremiah is the world's biggest baseball fan, even though he can no longer play. When he was 10, he got sick and eventually had a heart transplant, so now he has to be really careful ... and he can't run.

His love of the game hasn't changed, though. When he and his dad move to a new community, Jeremiah is convinced that baseball will solve the town's problems. But not everyone agrees.

No sex, no blood, minimal cussing. Some off - page drug use (sport steroids) cause a huge scandal in the town.

Excellent parent and teacher characters, and the best ballplayer in town is a 12-year-old girl.

Highly recommended for ages 9 to adult.

The events may not have happened; still, the story is true.  --R. Silvern

Aarene Storms, youth services librarian
Richmond Beach and Lake Forest Park Libraries, KCLS


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