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Coming Up Short



by
Laurie Morrison

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Abrams
Imprint
Amulet
ISBN
9781419755583
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Language: Mild Language , Crime: Theft
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A heartfelt novel about a softball-loving girl coming to terms with her parents’ humanity after a scandal sends shock waves through her town.

Bea’s parents think she can accomplish absolutely anything—and she’s determined to prove them right. But at the end of seventh grade, on the same day she makes a gutsy play to send her softball team to the league championships and Xander, the boy she likes, makes it clear that he likes her too, a scandal shakes up her world. Bea’s dad made a big mistake, taking money that belonged to a client. He’s now suspended from practicing law, and another lawyer spread the news online. To make matters worse, that other lawyer is Xander’s dad.

Bea doesn’t want to be angry with her dad, especially since he feels terrible and is trying to make things right. But she can't face the looks of pity from all her friends, and then she starts missing throws in softball because she’s stuck in her own head. The thing she was best at seems to be slipping out of her fingers along with her formerly happy family. She's not sure what's going to be harder—learning to throw again, or forgiving her dad. How can she be the best version of herself when everything she loves is falling apart?

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Language: Mild Language , Crime: Theft

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

304

Trim Size

8" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Jul 2022

Book Genres

Sports, Realistic Fiction

Topics

Softball. Female softball players. Embezzlement. Fathers and daughters. Families. Friendship. Forgiveness. Stealing. Family problems. 

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