Posts Tagged ‘author:Steve Kluger’

Last Days of Summer by Steve Kluger

Rating: 10/10 ★★★★★★★★★★ 
Title: Last Days of Summer
Author: Steve Kluger
Genre: coming of age, baseball
URL: Amazon
Price: US$13.99
Other Information/warnings: language, child prodigy, racism (period)
Summary [from the publisher]:

Last Days of Summer is the story of Joey Margolis, neighborhood punching bag, growing up goofy and mostly fatherless in Brooklyn in the early 1940s. A boy looking for a hero, Joey decides to latch on to Charlie Banks, the all-star third baseman for the New York Giants. But Joey’s chosen champion doesn’t exactly welcome the extreme attention of a persistent young fan with an overactive imagination. Then again, this strange, needy kid might be exactly what Banks needs.

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My Most Excellent Year: A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins, and Fenway Park by Steve Kluger

Rating: 10/10 ★★★★★★★★★★ 
Title: My Most Excellent Year: A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins, and Fenway Park
Author: Steve Kluger
Genre: YA
URL: Amazon
Price: $16.99
Other Information/warnings: het (teen) relationships, gay (teen)
Summary [from the publisher]:

Dear Anthony:
I appreciate your recent interest, but I’m not accepting applications at this time. Your letter will be kept in our files and someone will get back to you if there is an opening. Thank you for thinking of me.
Respectfully,Alejandra Perez
P.S. It’s not “Allie.” It’s “Ale.”

Meet T.C., who is valiantly attempting to get Alejandra to fall in love with him; Alejandra, who is playing hard to get and is busy trying to sashay out from under the responsibilities of being a diplomat’s daughter; and T.C.’s brother Augie, who is gay and in love and everyone knows it but him.

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Almost like being in love by Steve Kluger – review

Rating: 10/10 ★★★★★★★★★★ Title: Almost like being in love
Author: Steve Kluger
Genre: Comedy romance
URL: Amazon
Price: US $13.95
Other Information/warnings: none
Summary [from the publisher]:
A high school jock and nerd fall in love senior year, only to part after an amazing summer of discovery to attend their respective colleges. They keep in touch at first, but then slowly drift apart.Flash forward twenty years.

Travis and Craig both have great lives, careers, and loves. But something is missing …. Travis is the first to figure it out. He’s still in love with Craig, and come what may, he’s going after the boy who captured his heart, even if it means forsaking his job, making a fool of himself, and entering the great unknown. Told in narrative, letters, checklists, and more, this is the must-read novel for anyone who’s wondered what ever happened to that first great love.

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