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The Resource Center Field

Center Field

Label
Center Field
Title
Center Field
Statement of responsibility
Robert Lipsyte
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mike has his junior year well under control. He's got a solid group of friends. He's dating Lori, one of the hottest girls in school. And Coach Cody has all but given him the starting spot as the Ridgedale Rangers' varsity center fielder. And then Oscar Ramirez shows up. Oscar is an amazing ballplayer, as talented at the plate as he is in center field, and it's not long before Mike loses control. He's on the bench, he's getting into fights, and he finds himself in weekend detention with Katherine Herold, the most mysterious, abrasive, alluring girl in school. Mike is lost, confused, and looking to Coach Cody to help him get back on track. But the coach has his own set of rules for Mike to play by, and the decisions Mike makes are going to impact more than just the starting lineup.Robert Lipsyte, one of the most celebrated writers in young adult literature, has crafted a subtly intense tale of adolescent struggle, a sports story about much more than sports—one that shows us how the moves one makes off the field matter even more than the moves one has on it
Summary
Mike lives for baseball and hopes to follow his idol into the major leagues one day, but he is distracted by a new player who might take his place in center field, an ankle injury, problems at home, and a growing awareness that something sinister is happening at school
Storyline
Tone
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351159
Cataloging source
DLC
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Lipsyte, Robert
Index
no index present
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610
Literary form
fiction
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  • 7
  • 9
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Young Adult Fiction
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Center Field
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:51b62143-172f-48a8-a54b-e156a5ddcef2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780061997358
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Center Field
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:51b62143-172f-48a8-a54b-e156a5ddcef2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780061997358
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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