Empty Seats review by Anissa
Empty Seats
Age Range - 12 and up
Genre - Fiction

LitPick Review

Age at time of review - 10
Reviewer's Location - SPARKS GLENCOE, MD, United States
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Empty Seats is about 3 boys who get drafted to minor league baseball with the Montreal Expos. They become good friends throughout the season as ball players.  After the season is over, Jimmy, Bobby, and Bud travel home to see their families. Once at home, each boy changes their careers. Even though their careers go in different directions, they stay in contact.  When Bobby gets in an accident and Jimmy gets in a fight, will they lose their friendship and family?  Will they ever come back to baseball?


I liked this book because it had a deep meaning. It showed you that not everything in life goes the way you want it to. The author also gave lots of details throughout the book, but I would have like to see more at the end. This book was a good book because I was able to imagine myself in the book. I found that the description on the back did not fully match up with what the book was about. I didn't like how sad the book was, but this book shows that you don't always get your way in life. That's a good lesson to learn. Overall, I found this book to be very moving because it had such a deep meaning. I would recommend this book to kids within the ages of 10 to 13 who like sad books.


Content Rating:

Content rating - some mature content

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It has some violence and sexual comments.

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