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Title:
Whatever life throws at you
Author:
Cross, Julie.
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Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
Fort Collins, CO : Entangled Teen, 2014.
Physical Description:
373 pages ; 21 cm
Summary:
"Seventeen-year-old Annie Lucas is too young to remember her dad's glory days as a pitcher for the Yankees. So when her father is offered a coaching position with the Kansas City Royals, Annie is intrigued to see the baseball side of her dad. Of course, knowing he'll be a mentor to hot young rookie pitcher, Jason Brody, certainly makes it more enticing. After an awkward first meeting with "Brody" involving very little clothing and a much-too-personal locker room interview, Annie's convinced she knows Brody's type: arrogant, self-involved, bossy. As her dad grows closer to the pitching phenom, the friction between Brody and Annie increases. But when opening day arrives and it looks like both her dad and Brody may lose their dream jobs, Annie steps up and offers support. She and Brody call a truce that grows into friendship--and beyond. Falling for a rising star who's quickly reaching a level that involves rabid female fans is not what Annie would call smart, except suddenly she's getting hints that maybe this crush isn't one-sided after all. Could someone like Brody actually fall for a girl like her?"--Publisher website.
General Note:
"A Liz Pelletier collection book."
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781622664047
Format :
Book

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Seventeen-year-old track star Annie Lucas is too young to remember her dad's glory days as a Yankees pitcher. So when a family friend offers him a coaching position with the Kansas City Royals, Annie is intrigued by the idea of seeing the baseball side of her dad. Knowing that he'll be mentoring nineteen-year-old rookie phenom Jason Brody is just a bonus. After an awkward first meeting with Brody involving a towel, very little clothing, and a much-too-personal locker room interview, Annie's convinced she knows his type - arrogant, bossy, and most likely not into high school girls. But as he and her father grow closer, Annie starts to see through his façade to the lonely boy in over his head beneath. Falling for an up-and-coming superstar sucks. Except she's getting hints from Brody that maybe this crush isn't one-sided after all. When opening day comes around and her dad - and Brody's - job is on the line, she's reminded why he's off-limits. But Brody needs her, and staying away isn't an option.


Author Notes

Julie Cross is the international bestselling author of the Tempest series, a young adult science fiction trilogy. She's also the author of Letters to Nowhere, a mature young adult romance, as well as several forthcoming young adult and new adult novels. Julie lives in Central Illinois with her husband and three children. She's a lover of books, devouring several novels a week, especially in the young adult and new adult genres. You can find her online at www.juliecrossbooks.com.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 10 Up-Bone cancer ended his professional baseball career during his rookie season, but when Jim Lucas is offered the opportunity to become a pitching coach for the Kansas City Royals, life changes overnight for his 17-year-old daughter, Annie Lucas. Annie quickly learns the other side of pro baseball--families that smile and appear wholesome before the camera, but hardly speak to one another off camera, with media constantly in tow looking to catch players' kids doing something wrong. Annie finds true friendship in Lenny London, the daughter of a Royal, and Jason Brody, a 19-year-old rookie pitcher with a scandalous past. When Annie's father discovers that she and Jason have been secretly dating for months, he orders Annie to end all communication with him. In the end, Brody proves himself to Annie's father and their relationship earns his seal of approval. While characters are likable and the plot allows readers an all-access pass into the lives of professional athletes and their families, the numerous anf frank sex scenes between Annie and Jason make this a pick best suited for older teens.-Nicole Knott, Watertown High School, CT (c) Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.