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Running the Bases

Definitely Not a Book About Baseball

by Paul Kropp

tagged: dating & sex, friendship
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list price: $9.99
edition:Paperback
published: Feb 2008
pages: 208
ISBN:9780770429751
publisher: PRH Canada Young Readers
imprint: Seal Books
Description

A hilariously honest look at the misadventures of teenage dating.

Alan Macklin is your average 17-year-old guy with a simple goal. He wants to get a girl. But trial and error has made one thing perfectly clear: when it comes to the opposite sex, Alan keeps on striking out. Repeatedly. And painfully. He knows he needs help. His friend Jeremy proves useless, so he turns to someone who might actually have some good advice.

Maggie Macpherson has lots of goals for herself, including a career in law or psychology or both, but she needs some cash to reach them. Alan becomes the perfect client for her new consulting business: a desperate guy with a simple objective and deep pockets. For a fee, she takes on the Alan project and coaches him from girl to girl, base to base.

With Maggie’s guidance Alan comically builds his dating experience until he’s convinced he can get along without her coaching. But soon he’s washed up on the romantic shores, dumped by the woman of his dreams. Once again, there’s only one person who can give Alan the advice he needs... but he has to be willing to listen.

About the Author

Paul Kropp wrote more than forty novels for young adults, ranging from books especially designed for reluctant readers to award-winning teenage novels. Paul taught writing in elementary, secondary and university classrooms, and had more than twenty years of experience as a teacher and workshop leader. Paul passed away in 2015, but his work with and for generations of reluctant readers continues to inspire and engage students of all ages.

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Contributor Notes

Paul Kropp is the author of more than fifty novels for young people. His work includes six award- winning young adult novels, many books for reluctant readers, and four illustrated books for beginning readers. He also writes non-fiction books and articles for parents, and is a popular speaker on issues related to reading and education.

Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
12 to 18
Grade:
7 to 12

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