Yes, I freely admit it, I am a Travis Thrasher fan. Have been ever since meeting him in Beaufort, NC many years ago. However, this will not cloud my observation and review of his novelization of Home Run. Home Run, the movie released on April 19th.
The story is one told before... hot shot player is sent to be the coach of a little league team as punishment for their continued bad behavior. Thrasher, at points, even references some of the other titles out there within the book. I found myself wrapped up in the story of Cory Brand, his family and his hometown. You will find yourself rooting and being angry with Brand's character all at the same time throughout the book.
Speaking of hometown, my advance electronic copy had two different spellings throughout for Brand's hometown. Therefore, I am not sure of Cory's hometown.
Celebrate Recovery is featured in the story.
Celebrate Recovery, according to their website,
"is a biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups, and habits. It is based on the actual words of Jesus rather than psychological theory. 20 years ago, Saddleback Church launched Celebrate Recovery with 43 people. It was designed as a program to help those struggling with hurts, habits and hang-ups by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through a recovery process."
Without being a spoiler, this blogger liked the ending of the novelization of Home Run.
***An advanced copy of the title was given for this honest and unbiased review***