Cold Day in the Sun by Sara Biren is a book that is cute but also contains an important message. It is a story about sports with a hint of music, which is an instant win for me, and the main character is so strong. This is an empowering read that I was sad to put down. Continue reading
Author: Kelly Loy Gilbert
Genres: Contemporary, Diverse
Publication Date: May 19, 2015
Ten years ago, God gave Braden a sign, a promise that his family wouldn't fall apart the way he feared. But Braden got it wrong: his older brother, Trey, has been estranged from the family for almost as long, and his father, the only parent Braden has ever known, has been accused of murder. The arrest of Braden's father, a well-known Christian radio host has sparked national media attention. His lies in his son's hands; Braden is the key witness in his father's upcoming trial. Braden has always measured himself through baseball. He is the star pitcher in his small town of Ornette, and his ninety-four mile per hour pitch already has minor league scouts buzzing in his junior year. Now the rules of the sport that has always been Braden's saving grace are blurred in ways he never realized, and the prospect of playing against Alex Reyes, the nephew of the police officer his father is accused of killing, is haunting his every pitch. Braden faces an impossible choice, one that will define him for the rest of his life, in this brutally honest debut novel about family, faith, and the ultimate test of conviction.
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Review: Conviction by Kelly Loy Gilbert
Conviction by Kelly Loy Gilbert is a gripping story that tells of one boy’s struggle to understand who he is and where he came from. Conviction is one of those books that will resonate with its audience on so many levels. Kelly Loy Gilbert has created a novel that provides readers with a relatable protagonist, deals with many issues that need to be explored, and uses baseball as an amazing analogy to tie it all together. Continue reading