"Weaver succeeds in creating an offbeat, exciting narrative that features a credible hero who is unpolished and thoroughly human."
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Just beginning to recover from a family tragedy, high school freshman Billy Baggs hopes that his life is getting back on track. He's doing well on the baseball team, and his athletic ability has even garnered him some interest from college scouts. Even better, he thinks he might have a chance of dating Suzy Langen, the most popular girl in his class. The only dark cloud in Billy's life in King Kenwood, the town rich kid and the baseball team's ace pitcher. When Billy and King's rivalry turns violent, the boys discover that they might have more in common than they ever could have imagined.
For as long as Billy Braggs can remember, rich townie and ace pitcher Archer "King" Kenwood has been his nemesis, both on the field and off. And when their long-standing rivalry explodes into violence, shocking their small-town Minnesota community, Coach Anderson comes up with an ingenious plan to keep the peace between his two star players with surprising results.