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Shakespeare Bats Cleanup Paperback – February 14, 2006
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Top Customer Reviews
When Kevin is forced to stay in bed for a month with mono, the prospect of missing out on baseballs games and hanging out with his friends does not excite him. But when he casually starts writing some words down on a page, and secretly borrows one of his writer father's poetry guides the exile starts to become more bearable. He slowly recovers, all the time writing about the death of his mother, past and present loves and his discovery of a whole new way of expressing himself.
If I had to describe this book in three words it would be 'short and sweet'. It's fun and cheerful (although I have to admit I didn't "get" the title until I was finished reading it).
Nevertheless, Shakespeare Bats Cleanup will cast a sort of spell over you. Well worth a read.
So, you have baseball, poetry, interest in girls and a narrator with some honest appeal. It's sort of like Peck or Paulson, mellow with a little shaggy dog appeal. The kind of book a kid could enjoy discovering on a shelf.
Definitely a book that boys and girls will both understand and enjoy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The cover of the book was dirty. There was a dried brown substance on it. ?????? Came off with a clorox wipe but gross!Published 10 months ago by Robin Bielich
This is my first review of any book on any site and am doing so as I believe this book not only to be terrible, but harmful to young kids. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Mike M.
How about -5 review!!
Totally inappropriate for middle schoolers. Topics are not suitable for pre-teen maturing kids. Inappropriate topics are glorified.
Came quickly for my 7th grader but didn't like the book at all. He needed it for school. It was mostly poetry.Published on August 26, 2013 by Fav
We give this book 4 stars because most of the book is entertaining and amusing. It is about Kevin's baseball life and his poetry life and how they are similar. Read morePublished on May 2, 2012 by Mrs. Angelo's Seventh Grade Reading Group 1