Sandlot Summit

Rick Fishman
Outskirts Press (2012)
ISBN 9781432718688

Reviewed by Evan Weldon (age 10) for Reader Views (1/13)

“Sandlot Summit” by Rick Fishman is about a twelve-year-old boy named Fredder Farly who loves baseball. When his dad is called to go to the White House, Fredder goes too, but when his dad Felix Farly tries to see the President he is thrown out. But Fredder gets in and learns the Cold War between the U.S and the Soviets is to be settled in a kid’s baseball all-star game. His dad is going to be the coach, and he has two weeks to find a team and decide the fate of the Cold War. Will he be able to get a team and beat the Soviets or will the U.S be no more?

My favorite character was Fredder. He had to show teamwork to hold the team together. He was beaten to the point of giving up but he was always rallied by his team. This book inspires teamwork and is a great way to show what a good person is.    

I would recommend “Sandlot Summit” by Rick Fishman to people who love baseball. I think that I would have liked this book even more if I was more familiar with the rules of baseball. The characters were easy to get to know, but there were a lot of them and were sometimes hard to remember.

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