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My Thirteenth Season

My Thirteenth Season

Kristi Roberts

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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"Girl germs," Billy Smythe sneered. It was a kindergarten taunt, just plain dumb, but his buddies snickered.

Can Fran pull her game together before it's too late?

Fran Cullers is having a horrible summer. She was a star player on the Little League team in her old town, so the Highwater Hardwares should be thrilled to have her-except that they hate girls. She can run rings around these guys, but they won't even give her a chance. So Fran sets out to destroy the Hardwares.

But vengeance is a dangerous thing, as she soon finds out. Fran, who has already faced some terrible losses, is about to lose the most important thing in her life-unless her family and friends come to her aid when she needs them most.

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CHAPTER ONE

"Girl germs," Billy Smythe sneered. It was a kindergarten taunt, just plain dumb, but his buddies snickered as Billy pulled a bandana out of his back pocket and made a big show of wiping down the bat I had just dropped.

I...

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Praise for My Thirteenth Season

“[A] perfect middle school late-summer beach read. A nice little book, it presents a girl excelling in a ‘man's' sport. . . . This one might be the book to get reluctant readers reading. Definitely pitch it to them (no pun intended). Middle school and public libraries should own and display this book.” —Voice of Youth Advocates

“The passion for baseball is an effective addition to this story about grieving over the death of wife and mother, and the supporting cast is effectively developed. Baseball terminology and names of some current players and many Hall of Famers add color to the story. . . . Fran's development into a baseball player with heart makes the novel an interesting addition to fiction collections.” —School Library Journal

“Fran is a complex character and the plot is intense and well constructed. The conclusion hits just the right note, allowing new happiness and the promise of more.” —Kirkus Reviews

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About the author

Kristi Roberts

Kristi Roberts grew up in Lake Oswego, Oregon, where her dad coached a Little League team. She lives in Greenwich Village in New York City with a dog, a cat, and two pet mice. My Thirteenth Season is her first book.

Kristi Roberts

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