by Ronald Koertge
Kevin from Shakespeare Bats Cleanup is back! In that book, Kevin was sidelined from baseball and learned that he also has a passion for writing poetry. In this book, he's still playing baseball, still writing poetry, and trying to balance the two. He's also dealing with his girlfriend Mira, who doesn't seem to understand either his baseball or his writing, and his new friend Amy, who he exchanges poetry with. Amy seems to be more of a kindred spirit, but what about Kevin's girlfriend, and Amy's boyfriend? Add that to the fact that his dad is starting to date again, and Kevin has a lot to think and write about! If you think poetry can't tell a story, try this book, you might even be inspired to write a verse of your own!