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Cal Ripken, Jr.'s HOTHEAD is a cool read for young and old
on May 21, 2011
When you are trying to get young people to read, the best thing in the world you can do is give them a book about something they love and can relate to. With HOTHEAD by Cal Ripken, Jr. and Kevin Cowherd they have done just that.
The book takes you into the experiences of Connor Sullivan, a young man who pushes himself harder than anyone else and has the tendency not to take not reaching his own expectations very well. The result is a string of incidents that could threaten everything that he is working for and do more harm than good.
For individuals who love sports--regardless of your age---you will find this book easy to read and devour it up because it speaks to what you know about the game of baseball and those who play it. For readers like myself, you are definitely fall into the storyline, wondering what will happen to someone with so much potential and promise. Will he lose it all or learn how to keep his emotions in check?
I applaud Ripken and Cowherd for penning this book that is just what we need when it comes to not only telling a story that is very much true to life regardless of what your passion in life is. We all are faced with being our own worse enemy. Using sports as the bait, though, I feel the guys will also get individuals to pick this book up that would probably not be interested in another type of read.
Yes HOTHEAD is a cool read for young and old, regardless what your personal interest might be when it comes to the game. The storyline will be enough to keep you going until the very end.