Item description for In a Pickle by Marguerite Kloepfer...
Senior Bix Bixby, tall, popular sandy-haired pitcher for the San Sebastian Scorpions, seems to have it made. Or does he? No one knows he doesn't get along with his Pop, or that Pop has brought a trashy girlfriend, Gloria, home to live in their cramped apartment, or that, following a mega row between Bix and Gloria, they take off for parts unknown, leaving Bix homeless. Too proud to let anyone know, Bix tries to make it on his own, act normal, sleep outside, and eat next to nothing. However, one by one, his baseball teammates guess the guarded secret. What they do next creates a baseball legend for all time.
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In a Pickle Mar 9, 2006
Bix certainly is "in a pickle." A star baseball pitcher who is left on his own at age 17, he is stymied at every turn with his several efforts at surviving on his own, from physical attack to rigid bureaucracy. The interdependence of the members of the team on the baseball field evolves into friendship and problem solving off of the field, as the story develops in some unexpected ways. Well past Bix's age, the story not only got my attention, but kept it throughout the book. It was a good read for me and I think it would be a good read for young readers of either sex.
Hang Tough Nov 1, 2005
This is a great read....especially for teens and a perfect item as a Holiday stocking stuffer for the young man in your life