Posted in 2012-2013 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Plunked, by Michael Northrup

Summary: Sixth-grader Jack Mogens loses his nerve after getting hit by a pitch, and has to dig deep within himself to avoid giving up the sport he loves.


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4 thoughts on “Plunked, by Michael Northrup

  1. Well, I think this book is well written and has defined characters, but the author didn’t have as strong of an ending as I would of like; I will decide if this book should be a Newbery after I read some of my other books to compare them to each other.

  2. This book was well written and its plot shaped out nicely in the end. The author evidently knew a lot about baseball and did good research. The characters were well defined and I think this book has a chance to be a Newbery winner.

  3. The plot was nicely done, and had a great ending. Jack and his friends and the parents were all good, relatable characters. I wished that at the end Jack was nicer to all the kids he called ‘losers’ or ‘nerds’ or ‘gamers’. I guess that would be too perfect. I really liked how the author put in the Malfoy backstory

  4. Benjamin, I agree with you in the fact that this book could be a Newbery winner.

    The book had many twists and turns, and I always liked the parts with Billee. He was such a nutcase! He reminds me of myself…

    ***** (5 stars)

    “Expect the UnXpected”

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