I enjoyed “Pinch Hit” by Tim Green much more than another novel I read by this author; this one was much more interesting to me. So, in this book, there are two boys, Trevor and Sam; they look alike, but their lives are very different. Trevor Goldman is a movie star living the life in a huge mansion and Sam Palomaki is a baseball player who lives in a trailer and eats with plastic plates, forks, knives, etc.
Now, let me tell you how they met. It’s pretty simple. Sam decides to sign up as an extra at “Casting Central” to earn some cash when he runs into Trevor, and it was pretty awkward since they both look exactly alike. Well, everything is alike except their hair and on the back of Trevor's neck is a purple birthmark. Trevor has always wanted to play baseball, and Sam has always wanted to feel what its like to live the life. They come up with an idea to “pinch hit” for each other for a while, so both boys can experience a different life. Trevor gets to go to some baseball practices and Sam gets to go to Trevor’s big mansion, shoot some scenes (which isn't the easy thing for Sam, but he did it) and just have fun, but their plan got a little out of hand and some shocking things come up between the two of them and the outside world. What will happen? Find out!
This book, “Pinch Hit,” is well written, and as I said before, I enjoyed this book much more than another book I read from Tim Green called, “Best of The Best.” In my opinion, I believe that this book had a more interesting plot and story to it, which made it much more enjoyable, and it is just a good book and you can really imagine what's going on in your mind and I didn't get confused at any point. Overall, this book was good, and kids, boys and girls, ages eight to at least thirteen would enjoy reading this novel.
Reviewed by Maddie McElroy (age 11) for Reader Views (11/12)