Striking Out

Striking Out Up until now Billy Baggs s life has been loaded with nevers Never been to a movie Never played baseball with a real team Never got over feeling guilty for the loss of his brother But change is in the

  • Title: Striking Out
  • Author: Will Weaver Jim Carroll
  • ISBN: 9780064471138
  • Page: 104
  • Format: Paperback
  • Up until now, Billy Baggs s life has been loaded with nevers Never been to a movie Never played baseball with a real team Never got over feeling guilty for the loss of his brother But change is in the air Billy discovers he has a natural talent for baseball, especially as a pitcher Maybe, just maybe, there s in store for him than life on the farm But can BillyUp until now, Billy Baggs s life has been loaded with nevers Never been to a movie Never played baseball with a real team Never got over feeling guilty for the loss of his brother But change is in the air Billy discovers he has a natural talent for baseball, especially as a pitcher Maybe, just maybe, there s in store for him than life on the farm But can Billy convince his father of that Or is he destined to spend the rest of his life pitching nothing but hay Teenager Billy Baggs is desperately needed on his family s struggling dairy farm, but he s also an extraordinarily gifted natural baseball player How he struggles to reconcile his father s desire to keep him on the farm with his coach s interest in getting him on the field is at the heart of this meaty story The complex characters grow and change in profoundly real ways K With flashes of humor, a wealth of lovingly recounted details evokes the difficult daily life on a small dairy farm Publishers Weekly 1994 Best Books for Young Adults ALA 1994 Books for the Teen Age NY Public Library 1993 Pick of the Lists ABA

    • [AZW] ✓ Striking Out | BY ò Will Weaver Jim Carroll
      Will Weaver Jim Carroll

    About Author

    1. I grew up in the Midwest, and had no idea I d become a writer one day However I gradually felt a need to tell my own stories To explain, in writing, how I saw the world.Today I m a full time writer with 13 novels, many short stories, and two movie adaptations I enjoy visiting schools and libraries, and sharing what I ve learned about writing and just hanging out with teachers and their students.So hit me up with questions on my books, or anything, really Also, check out the photos of MEMORY BOY THE OPERA on my website It was a great adaptation of MEMORY BOY, the novel, which is used in lots and lots of schools

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    1. Striking out by Will Weaver is an excellent book about a struggling farm family, and the only child left, Billy Baggs plays baseball to calm himself down He has to live with himself after he accidentally caused the death of his older brother, and also his father is diagnosed with polio Through all this struggle, his mother supports Billy on joining the local youth baseball team Through his mother, his sensible baseball coach and his teammates, Billy finally finds acceptance within himself.


    2. I Finished the book Striking Out by Will weaver It was about a 14 year old boy named Billy Baggs who was going through an interesting time There was a bad guy in the neighborhood who was doing bad things to a young lady this young lady was Billy s friend, he also had a crush on her Along with that coach Ozzy wanted billy on his team, Billy would get his own uniform and anything Billy would have missed the game for work on his farm The coach was so desperate for him that he helped them get all th [...]


    3. striking out billy baggs by will weaver I do not like this book because it didn t catch my attention right away,but later I started to like it because it became interesting and had me imagine playing baseball and living on a farm in 1900 and seeing billy baggs and see him work on baseball and you could tell he was very fond of baseball.His life was filled of nevers he has did this or that and he wanted then to be a farm boy then later on he figures he is good at pitching and he worked hard at b [...]


    4. Striking out is about a boy named Billy Baggs who lives in a farm He has a big passion for playing baseball, but cannot because his father is very strict and is always making him do farm work When Billy was younger his older brother Robert was killed in a tractor accident One day Billy is in town with his family and he gets an opportunity to play some summer baseball with the town team His father must think about whether letting him play or not That is as far as I have gotten So far the book is [...]


    5. Striking Out was such a good book It is about a farm boy, whos brother died, got run over by a tractor and how he wants to be a pitcher but his dad doesnt want to, nor can they afford it It was sad and yet there was happy moments this book really plays with your emotions It is a page turner, and you will not want to put it down This is one of my favorite books, and i would reccomend it to anyone who wants a good, quick read.


    6. This is on the sixth grade summer reading list and now that I ve read it I don t think it should be there There is a somewhat gruesome death at the beginning, an implied rape and some pretty graphic descriptions of life on a farm Not exactly young student material I do think that eighth grade students and some mature seventh grade students might enjoy this book It is a good one, just not for the younger crowd.


    7. striking out was a really good book this book was sad but also had it s happy moments striking out is about a boy who accidentally killed his brother by running him over with a tractor years later his father doesn t let him play baseball, but after awhile he finally wins his dad over i can t wait to read the second book, farm team.


    8. A farm boy battles his father to allow him to play baseball years after he has killed his brother, the father s favorite son Over time Billy wins over his father and a baseball field is built in the corn field, and the whole town comes together for traditional friday night games.


    9. Great story that seems to take place right about where I live on a reservation in Northern Minnesota Well done, but only the first in a trilogy






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