The Year I Lost My Grip

By Jordan Sonnenblick

Scholastic Press, Hardcover, 9780545320696, 285pp.

Publication Date: March 2012


Sometimes, the greatest comebacks take place far away from the ball field.

Meet Peter Friedman, high school freshman. Talented photographer. Former baseball star. When a freakish injury ends his pitching career, Peter has some major things to figure out. Is there life after sports? Why has his grandfather suddenly given him thousands of dollars worth of camera equipment? And is it his imagination, or is the super-hot star of the girls' swim team flirting with him, right in front of the amazing new girl in his photography class? In his new novel, teen author Jordan Sonnenblick performs his usual miraculous feat: exploring deep themes of friendship, romance, family, and tragedy, while still managing to be hilariously funny.

About the Author
Jordan Sonnenblick is the author of the acclaimed Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie; Notes from the Midnight Driver; Zen and the Art of Faking It; and the 2011 Schneider Family Book Award Winner After Ever After. He lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with his wife and two children.