Mike Sheehan weaves the excitement of professional baseball, the strength of enduring friendships and a view to the miraculous to create a compelling, uplifting story that challenges stereotypical perceptions of young people as apathetic and self-absorbed. The true life events and emotions that moved Sheehan to write this book as well as his passion for baseball, astronomy, philosophy and natural medicine are all evident in this debut novel.
This moving story, with its likeable characters and easily accessible life lessons would make a perfect gift to commemorate high school or college graduation.
Because it focuses on a young baseball player and his friends, teammates and mentors, there is the temptation to classify it as a "sports story" but it's actually a coming of age tale with life lessons about the power of promise, belief and ambition.
Reviewed by BW