Maggie, as most people call her, or Margaret Olivia Fortini, is one of the biggest Brooklyn Dodgers fans there is. Maggie lives near the firehouse and has some friends in there. She listens to every game with them at the firehouse, and even though she doesn't play the game, she knows a lot about it. She can recite player statistics, batting averages, innings and she understands all of the plays. She prays so much but year after agonizing year the Dodgers still don't win the World Series. When the firehouse gets a new fire fighter, Jim, Maggie starts to bond with him over baseball. Then Jim has to go off to the war in Korea, and the only contact Maggie has with him is through letters. But what can you do when your new friend stops sending you letters, while you worry about his health, and all you can do for the Dodgers is pray? How can Maggie handle it all?
Linda Sue Park did a good job and I didn't really want to put it down. It was an interesting read. I liked this book. I'm not a big baseball fan but overall it was a good book and I would like to read more. I would recommend this book to people who like baseball.