Empty Seats by Wanda Adams Fischer is a book about a boy named Jimmy Bailey. He loves baseball and is good at it. He plays for his high school team and gets drafted to the minors to play for the Montreal Expos. His dad also loves baseball and played in the majors. Once the off season comes, Jimmy gets into a fight that changes everything.
My opinion on Empty Seats is that it’s a great book. I really wish it were longer because I enjoyed the book so much. One thing I liked about the book was how the author makes you wonder what is going to happen to the character in each chapter. A second thing I liked about the book was how in different chapters a different subplot was happening to each character. But I didn't like how many characters were in the book. It was difficult to keep track of all the characters that were added. Another thing I didn’t like was how the chapters were set up. One chapter would be about someone in one setting, and the next would be about a different character in a different setting. I would give this book a 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it to kids ages 12 and up. I recommend the book for 12 and up because there is death, alcohol, and curse words.