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Swing (Trade Paperback / Paperback, ITPE Edition)

By Alexander, Kwame
By Hess, Mary Rand

Things usually do not go as planned for seventeen-year-old Noah. He and his best friend Walt (aka Swing) have been cut from the high school baseball team for the third year in a row, and it looks like Noah's love interest since fifth grade, Sam, will never take it past the best f...riend zone. Noah would love to retire his bat and accept the status quo, but Walt has got big plans for them both, which include making the best baseball comeback ever, getting the girl, and finally finding cool. To go from lovelorn to ladies' men, Walt introduces Noah to a relationship guru-his Dairy Queen-employed cousin, Floyd-and the always informative Woohoo Woman Podcast. Noah is reluctant, but decides fate may be intervening when he discovers more than just his mom's birthday gift at the Thrift Shop. Inside the vintage Keepall is a gold mine of love letters from the 1950s. Walt is sure these letters and the podcasts are just what Noah needs to communicate his true feelings to Sam. To Noah, the letters are more: an initiation to the curious rhythms of love and jazz, as well as a way for him and Walt to embrace their own kind of cool. While Walt is hitting balls out of the park and catching the eye of the baseball coach, Noah composes anonymous love letters to Sam in an attempt to write his way into her heart. But as things are looking up, way up, for Noah and Walt, the letters set off a chain of events that change everything Noah knows to be true about love, friendship, sacrifice, and fate. In Swing, bestselling authors Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess (Solo) present a free-verse poetic story that will speak to anyone who's struggled to find their voice, and take a swing at life.
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ISBN 9780310761938
Released NZ 18 Feb 2019
Publisher HarperCollins
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, ITPE Edition
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ISBN-13 9780310761938
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher HarperCollins
Imprint Blink
Released 18 Feb 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, ITPE Edition
Edition ITPE Edition
Author(s) By Alexander, Kwame
By Hess, Mary Rand
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Personal Awareness & Social Issues
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Number of Pages 448
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 213mm
Spine: 32mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 435g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress Novels in verse, Best friends - Fiction, Friendship - Fiction, African Americans - Fiction, Baseball - Fiction
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult