Goddess Fish Promotions is organizing a Virtual REVIEW ONLY Tour for The Legend of Mickey Tussler (304 pages) and/or Sophomore Campaign (280 pages) by Frank Nappi, historical novels available now. The Legend of Mickey Tussler is the basis for the TV movie A Mile in His Shoes(2011). The tour will run April 15-26 and the books are available in PDF format or in print, upon request. Hosts may choose to review either or both. EDITED TO ADD: This tour has been amended. In lieu of reviewing, hosts may either choose to post an interview, a guest blog, or a promo post.
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My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is the second book in the series, and I remember how the first book was surprisingly good. I say that because I don't like baseball, and it takes an amazing author to get me interested in the book enough to read it all the way through. As good as book one is, the second book is even better! Frank Nappi has expanded the issues dealt with in the book. Autism still plays its part through Mickey, but now 1949 racism enters the story through a talented African American player.
There is profanity in this book, but as I explained to my mom tonight, Frank Nappi is such a good author that I overlook the profanity. It is there, but it is no more than you might here in a PG-13 film--probably even less. The story seems to be very simple, but I want to tell you that the ending was not what I expected. In fact, I hope another book is being planned!
I will admit that some descriptions of the baseball game did not interest me much, but I had no trouble reading through these portions of the book. I will not mark the book down because it is only my personal preference. I believe that the author has captured the time period, its issues, and American's love affair with baseball in a way that will not be soon forgotten. Be sure you read book one, and then follow it up with this book. It is worth your time.
I was sent a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.
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