Reviewed by Kris D. (age 10)
I like this book for many reasons. I can relate to this book because Sylvester starts out playing bad but then gets better. This is like my life. I started out not too skilled but then I became one of the best players in the league. I also like this book because it is about baseball and I like to watch baseball and play it. I could see the games and actions in my head.
I could tell this was a Matt Christopher book because it is about a kid who has a problem but then he learns a lesson through sports. In this book the lesson is don't give up. As I read this book, I could see the changes in Sylvester. You could see his confidence grow as you read.
I would recommend this book to kids from ages 8 through 12 because it is about baseball and usually kids begin to understand baseball at ages 8 to12. Knowing about sports helps when you read a Matt Christopher book.