High Heat

High Heat

by Carl Deuker

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Overview

Like the game of baseball, life is quirky and unpredictable, as Shane Hunter discovers in the spring of his sophomore year. Suddenly and without warning his life of privilege is turned upside down. And just as suddenly, life begins to seem utterly without fairness or purpose to him.
Exciting, well-written sports scenes transport readers right into the stands while complex issues engage their hearts and minds. For here is a novel of loss, of morality, and of the rare, redemptive power of baseball. Can speaking the truth really determine lives? Just how does one accept, move on, and begin doing the right thing?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780544439559
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 04/07/2015
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 427,926
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Carl Deuker is the popular, critically acclaimed author of Payback Time, Gym Candy (a Texas Lone Star title), and Runner (a Booklist Top 10 Sports Book). He lives with his wife and daughter in Seattle, Washington. Visit his website at www.membersauthorsguild.net/carldeuker.

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High Heat 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book I read it at school and I just kep reading I could not stop great for any baseball fan!
Kaitlyn Gramling More than 1 year ago
I love this book its great!
jasmyn9 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Shane Hunter lives a privileged life. He has a great house, a great family, and goes to a great school. On top of that he is the best closing pitcher for baseball anyone has seen in high school in a long time. But that all changes when the police show up to arrest his father. Shane's life changes quickly and dramatically. He resents his new life and starts to fall into bad habits with bad people. But there is still hope for Shane. He has a strong group of people trying to help him, he just needs to learn to let them.Baseball plays a very major role in the story and I really don't know much about it. That may have been one of the reasons I did not rate this as highly as I may have. Also, there were times Shane came across a bit wrong to me. Not incorrect wrong, but there was just something off in the way he behaved that didn't quite flow with the story.Othewise, this was a great story of dealing with life. 3/5
ctmsmasl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
High heat would be a great book for all of the sports fans out there. Not only does it have nonstop baseball action, but also a large personaltwist to it. Shane is the best closer his high school has and he plans to keep it that way until he finds out that his father killed himself because of the stress of being connected to drug lords. Then he quits the baseball team, has to move out of his house, and he has to go to a different school. Only then does he find his true feelings about baseball.
Codyf5 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is a great book! In my opinion the best book ive ever read.if you are interested in baseballl and like mysteries and some drama this is the book for you! This book is about a boy named shane whose father was sellign illegal things out of his company to other people, he was sent to jail. Shane was a very good pitcher for his private school but was forced to go to a different school. Then the school lead him to some bad things. But, he was playing his old team and pitching nervous as can be the ball let loose from his hand harder than he has ever thrown the ball. It wasnt outside it was up and in, high heat.
SpartanReading More than 1 year ago
High Heat was a superb book! I would rate this book 5 out of 5 stars because it was interesting from the very beginning. I read almost 50 pages the very first day and that is a lot for me. High Heat was about this kid named Shane, his sister Marian, his mom and dad. Shane’s dad died very early on in the book. He committed suicide because of all his debt. After Shane’s dad died, his mom, sister and he had to move from their mansion to a duplex because they barely had any money. The 2 kids had to move from a private school called Shorelake to a public school called Whiteman. The main character, Shane was a pitcher for a baseball team and was very good. One day when he was pitching he hit a batter, Reese Robinson in the face. Since that happened Shane had a very hard time pitching. Every game he pitched he gave up lots of runs. When Reese started playing baseball again and Shane saw he was hitting normal, Shane started pitching better. I would recommend this book to my cousin Nick because he is part of Longshots witch is a fulltime travel baseball because this book is about baseball. I would also recommend this book to Nick because my cousin also pitches which is what the whole book is about.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever
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HIGHHEAT by Carl Deuker is a story about a young and talented boy named Shane Shane is going to a privet school and is on a great baseball team and he is one of the best pitchers on the team. One day at one of Shane's games police arrest his dad in the stands, and that caused Shane to have a break down. A few weeks later his dad kills himself and then he doesn't want to do anything kids start to bully him and say things about his dad to make him sad. They moved out of there house and moved into a rugged beat down apartment .he starts to make bad choices and hangs out with bad boys. His lawyer tells him to straighten up or he is going to juvie for two years for what he did with his friend. So he is going to a public school for the first time and sees a baseball field and wants to try out for the team. HE also has to do community service at the baseball field. I was shocked that when he did everything to clean the baseball field he still didn't get respect from the coach. The book tells me that you should never give up for what has happened to you that will only make you stronger. But he gets his life back around and is doing good with his mom and starts to get along with his sister more.
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Jasmyn9 More than 1 year ago
Shane Hunter lives a privileged life. He has a great house, a great family, and goes to a great school. On top of that he is the best closing pitcher for baseball anyone has seen in high school in a long time. But that all changes when the police show up to arrest his father. Shane's life changes quickly and dramatically. He resents his new life and starts to fall into bad habits with bad people. But there is still hope for Shane. He has a strong group of people trying to help him, he just needs to learn to let them. Baseball plays a very major role in the story and I really don't know much about it. That may have been one of the reasons I did not rate this as highly as I may have. Also, there were times Shane came across a bit wrong to me. Not incorrect wrong, but there was just something off in the way he behaved that didn't quite flow with the story. Othewise, this was a great story of dealing with life. 3/5
JGoode More than 1 year ago
The book held my interest. The story was about a kid named Hunter. He was a baseball player in high school. His father committed suicide, because he was going to get caught for drug dealing. Hunter had to move to an apartment that was not as good as his previous home. Colleges were trying to recruit him to play college baseball. Hunter decided to go to college to get an education, instead of sports. Hunter made better choices than his father, and hopefully will have a better life.
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aboss23 More than 1 year ago
High Heat is a book about following your dreams and never giving up. I would recommend this book for any teenage girl or boy to read. The book is based on baseball but that doesn't mean girls won't find it interesting and it is not the only thing this book is about.. My purpose in writing this book review is to let everyone know what a great, inspirational book it was. I am also writing this to encourage people to read it. This was the first book I have read by Carl Deuker but it was a good first impression and I plan on reading more. In this book, the main character, Shane Hunter went to a private school where he was a star pitcher. He had a wonderful family, money, and a dream of going to college to play baseball. After his father died he began getting into trouble and finds himself slipping away from what he used to be, and his dream. After finding himself in an all time low in his life he decides to get back on track. There are many surprises in this book that make you keep turning the pages. This book definitely got its point across to never give up and I found it very inspirational. I encourage you all to read this book and I hope it impacts you like it did me. It was a wonderful book.
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PJ96 More than 1 year ago
The book High Heat by Carl Deuker was very different from books I have read before. Carl Deuker wrote this book with feeling and amusement in the subject of baseball. High Heat was a very well written book expressed in the first person, Shane Hunter's thoughts and feelings are heard throughout the book. I thought Shane was the perfect character to express this book because his narration tells in detail what's going on and the reader is able to have a better understanding, can follow the book and relate to Shane. Carl Deuker showed the feelings of a baseball closer who has many ups and downs in his life. I really enjoyed how Deuker wrote the book in four different parts with Shane Hunter being rich or poor, as well as going back and forth from being a great closer, to a horrible closer and finally regaining his talent as a great closer. I could really picture the events in my head. Having such a good plot, setting, and theme made this book genuine. I've decided that the next book I read will also be by Carl Deuker because of how well he writes books and how he makes fiction books seem real. I would definitely recommend this book to a friend.
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