Heart of a Champion (PB)
Seth and Jimmy have the kind of friendship you can't put into words - the kind you think only happens in books and movies. They both live and breath baseball, but while Seth struggles to be good enough to make the varsity team, Jimmy, a natural, looks like he's on his way to becoming a major league start someday. On and off the field, their passion for the game gets them through some of life's bitterest struggles and unites them in a once in a lifetime friendship that is meant to last forever...
Carl Deuker is a teacher in the Northshore School District outside of Seattle. He has won numerous awards for his novels.