PLAYING THE FIELD
New York : Walker, 2002
IL 5.8, RL 5.7
lives, breathes and sleeps for baseball. Unfortunately, he may have to
quit the team if he doesn't improve his algebra grade. Who cares when two
trains will meet if you're going to be a baseball star with your own private
plane? Passing algebra seems hopeless, but McKay’s best friend Tony has
a plan. Get Serena, a pretty straight-A student, to think McKay likes her
and then she can tutor him in algebra. Tony even shows McKay his
cool walk and talk for picking up girls. For the most part the plan works
pretty well until Serena uncovers the plot, thanks to McKay’s bratty little
Playing the Field is a hilarious story that will keep you laughing throughout the book. (Melissa Bowman, Melissa.Bowman@pisd.edu, Armstrong Middle School, Lone Star Book Award nominee, 2003-2004)
Schools -- Fiction.
Baseball -- Fiction.