Stupid Fast

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By Herbach, Geoff

Just before his sixteenth birthday, Felton Reinstein has a sudden growth spurt that turns him from a small, jumpy, picked-on boy with the nickname of "Squirrel Nut" to a powerful athlete, leading to new friends, his first love, and the courage to confront his family's past and current problems.


Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip

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By Sonnenblick, Jordan

Meet Peter Friedman, high school freshman. Talented photographer. Former baseball star. When a freakish injury ends his pitching career, Peter has some major things to figure out. Is there life after sports?


Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery

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By Feinstein, John

When Steven Thomas wins a journalism contest to cover the NCAA Final Four at the Superdome he and his partner Susan Carol get involved in a tense mystery. Sequels: Vanishing Act, Cover image The Rivalry, Cover image Rush For the Gold, Cover image Cover-Up Cover image


Hard Ball

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By Weaver, Will

A fourteen-year-old Minnesota farm boy has to figure out how to get along with the arch-rival in his love life and on the baseball diamond, and both boys must learn how to deal with the unfair expectations of their fathers.


Black and White

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By Volponi, Paul

Two star high school basketball players, one black and one white, experience the justice system differently after committing a crime together and getting caught.


Bad Girls, Bad Girls: Whatcha Gunna Do?

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By Voigt, Cynthia

As new ninth-graders eager only to survive high school, Mikey and Margalo must deal creatively with stolen money and cheating on the tennis courts.


Brunettes Strike Back

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By Scott, Kieran


Still the only non-blonde on her Florida cheerleading squad, sixteen-year-old Annisa makes some decisions about how far she will go to fit in with her team while also staying true to herself.


Over the Wall

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By Ritter, John H.

Thirteen-year-old Tyler, who has trouble controlling his anger, spends an important summer with his cousins in New York City, playing baseball and sorting out how he feels about violence, war, and in particular the Vietnamese conflict that took his grandfather's life.


Ball Don't Lie

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By Pena, Matt de la

Seventeen-year-old Sticky lives to play basketball at school and at Lincoln Rec Center in Los Angeles and is headed for the pros, but he is unaware of the many dangers--including his own past--that threaten his dream.


Dairy Queen

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By Murdock, Catherine Gilbert


After spending her summer running the family farm and training the quarterback for her school's rival football team, sixteen-year-old D.J. decides to go out for the sport herself, not anticipating the reactions of those around her. Sequel: The Off Season


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