Heat (Lupica novel)
|Media type||Print (Hardcover and Paperback)|
|Pages||430 pp (first edition, paperback)|
|ISBN||0-399-24301-1 (first edition, paperback)|
The book is set in The Bronx, New York. The main character is a young boy named Michael Arroyo, a gifted baseball player. Coaches from other teams say that he is too good to be just 12 years old. With no parents, and a birth certificate back at his native home Cuba, Michael will have to somehow prove with the help of his best friend, Manny, and his brother Carlos that he really is the age that he says. Later on in the book, Michael also meets a girl named Ellie who is beautiful and mysterious. Throughout the book he struggles to get his team to the Little League World Series so he can play in Yankee Stadium, and meet the pitcher of his dreams, El Grande. He meets El Grande, who turns out to be Ellie's father.
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