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We bought this book because my son was required to read it for summer reading. The book may be very good however by the time my son got around to reading it the return policy had... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Sheila W Kiechlin
My son enjoyed it! He did his book report and then found other books by the same author. So check it outPublished 12 months ago by just me
14 year-old baseball player actually read it. I know something about the Meiji period and this author is for the most part quite accuratePublished 21 months ago by B. K. Marshall
WOULD RECOMMEND THIS BOOK FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL AGE, MY 12 YEAR OLD SON LOVED IT ! I ACTUALLY READ IT AS WELL , AND I LOVED IT !!!!!!!Published 21 months ago by Lori
Starting with the first line in the novel. Samurai Shortstop grabs your attention and makes it extremely difficult to put down!!Published 21 months ago by Rachel Avilez
Gratz does it again. From life at Ichiko to people like Sotaro, Junzo, and Koji, this book is hard to put down.Published on July 14, 2012 by Corey Alexander
I loved this book! The setting, Japan around 1890, was fascinating. The author made the city and the boys' boarding school come alive with selected details. Read morePublished on November 21, 2011 by Ohioan
This book is about a boy that goes to a boarding school named Toyo. The upperclassmen there love to terrorize the younger kids. Read morePublished on October 27, 2011 by 13msoftball
This book is a great book because it combines the political effects of the Meiji, or reformation of Japan, along with the social effects as well. Read morePublished on March 16, 2009 by Rhonda V.