Curveball The Year I Lost My Grip by Jordan Sonnenblick 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? Why has his grandfather suddenly given him thousands of dollars worth of camera equipment?
"Sam LaCroix, a Seattle fast-food worker and college dropout, discovers that he is a necromancer, part of a world of harbingers, werewolves, satyrs, and one particular necromancer who sees Sam as a threat to his lucrative business of raising the dead." -- From Upper School Library catalog
National Book Award Finalist "[A] stealthily powerful, unexpectedly affirming story of discovering and rescuing one's best self."-- Booklist , starred review In this companion novel to The Wednesday Wars , Doug struggles to be more than the "skinny thug" that some people think him to be.