Heat - Mike Lupica

Heat

By Mike Lupica

  • Release Date: 2006-04-11
  • Book Genre: Sports & Recreation
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 595 Ratings)
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Heat by Mike Lupica

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Michael Arroyo has a pitching arm that throws serious heat along with aspirations of leading his team all the way to the Little League World Series. But his firepower is nothing compared to the heat Michael faces in his day-to-day life. Newly orphaned after his father led the family’s escape from Cuba, Michael’s only family is his seventeen-yearold brother Carlos. If Social Services hears of their situation, they will be separated in the foster-care system—or worse, sent back to Cuba. Together, the boys carry on alone, dodging bills and anyone who asks too many questions. But then someone wonders how a twelve-year-old boy could possibly throw with as much power as Michael Arroyo throws. With no way to prove his age, no birth certificate, and no parent to fight for his cause, Michael’s secret world is blown wide open, and he discovers that family can come from the most unexpected sources.

Perfect for any Little Leaguer with dreams of making it big--as well as for fans of Mike Lupica's other New York Times bestsellers Travel Team, The Big Field, The Underdogs, Million-Dollar Throw, and The Game Changers series, this cheer-worthy baseball story shows that when the game knocks you down, champions stand tall.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Book Reviews

  • The rate

    5
    By Bb_me123
    I loved the book and i loved how it had some Mexican life in the book and how it was baseball. It was very exciting and life like. I had to do a project for school and I had to pick 1 out of 20 books and half of my class picked the heat! IT WAS SA GREAT BOOK. There should be a movie!
  • Fantastic

    5
    By Millime88
    I absolutely love Mike Lupica's books and writing style. Heat was a great book all the way through. I couldn't put it down. I have reread it probably about 10 times by now. I would recommend any of Lupica's books!!
  • Heat

    5
    By Usjhchmdhvdnc
    This was a great book with a lot of action. It was a great story a I didn't want it to end. Mike Lupica wrote the best book of the year in my mind
  • My Opinion

    3
    By Puertoricanprincess13
    This book was really long but I love the way it ended. I would definitely read this book again and recommend this book to friends & family. I read this book for a book report and honestly this is a great book for my report. This book encouraged me to want to play baseball well, softball I'm a girl. Sincerely, A reader
  • Best!

    5
    By Reedmcd12lions
    Heat is the only book I have ever felt like reading again. Love it!
  • Sport book

    3
    By Noname😷
    I think this book was pretty good for a book that is sports related because I really don't like sports books but it was a surprisingly great mike lupica baseball story ⚾️
  • Heat

    5
    By A-Train35
    Great book. I love this book! It's my favorite book of all times!
  • Heat

    1
    By Pali dead
    How old is Michael How did he escape from Cuba was It scary
  • Great Book

    5
    By Belfreyppoÿ
    This was a Great Book
  • I wish

    3
    By He name Megan is sweeeeeet
    I wish it had a ending and we would know how they did

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