Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Singled Out by Sara Griffiths
Taylor is a great pitcher who hoped to get a baseball scholarship for college. However as she slacked off in school work and her grades went down scouts stopped coming to see her play. During summer league she was offered a chance to attend an elite all boys school for her senior year and to try out for their outstanding baseball team. Hoping that was her ticket to college she accepted. As one of only three girls now enrolled in Hazelton Taylor faced many challenges. Some boys at the school were not happy with girls being allowed in and began pulling stunts to jeopardize the girls. They successfully set up one and she was discharged and later scared off another. Sam, one of the boys in the group decides to help Taylor and although she doubts his sincerity at first they work together to keep Taylor safe.
Singled Out is a fun, quick read. Taylor has so many obstacles in her way but she manages to stay calm and focused in every situation. Taylor's dad is a very supportive parent and only a phone call away (the school is a boarding school.) Sam is a boy most girls would love to have on their side and as a boyfriend. I thorougly enjoyed Singled Out and plan on reading Thrown a Curve, also by Sara Griffths. I recommend it for fans of baseball stories, teen romance and reluctant readers.
Read as an ebook arc courtesy of Bancroft Press via Netgalley.