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The Game Can't Love You Back

Title

The Game Can't Love You Back

Authors

Karole Cozzco

Publisher

Swoon Reads

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9781250163899

Pages

312 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Eve is used to being the odd woman out. As the only girl on her school's baseball team, she knows exactly how to put sweaty, macho baseball players in their place, and she's learned to focus on one thing and one thing only: being the best pitcher she can be. But when a freak accident forces her school to be absorbed by the neighboring town, Eve has to contend with a new group of guys who aren't used to having a woman on their team. And the new team's star pitcher, Jamie, has no interest in being ousted from his throne. He can't afford to give up his starting slot to a new pitcher--especially to a girl. As the competition between Jamie and Eve starts to heat up, so does their attraction to each other. Can they keep their heads in the game, or will they end up getting played?

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; Single parent; Poverty; single mother; financial hardship; impoverished family

Main Character

female teenager; male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father; single mother

Keywords

baseball; pitcher; high school; romance; female athletes; sports; rivals; competition; team player

Diversity Impact

indirect

The Game Can't Love You Back

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