Leitch, Will. Catch.

Author:Squicciarini, Stephanie
Position:Brief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review

LEITCH, Will. Catch. Penguin, Razorbill. c2005. 159514-069-7. $7.99. S

Tim Temples is somewhat of a celebrity in his hometown of Mattoon, where the other big thing is the Lenders Bagels plant and the upcoming Bagelfest. Everyone knows his family and the baseball talent that runs through their veins--his father and brother are both baseball stars with their own lost shots at the majors. Tim has always been big man in his small town, with lists of girlfriends that he often tossed aside at will. Then he meets Helena, the sassy office assistant at the Lenders plant where he is working for the summer. He is intrigued by and intensely attracted to her. Helena teaches him things not only about the world that awaits him, but also about himself. What starts out as another fling turns into something that Tim is not sure he wants to leave. Besides Helena, Mattoon is safe and...

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