OK, guys, I'm hooked on a new series, the Barnstormers by Loren Long and Phil Bildner.
The series is divided into "games"--this first book is called Game 1; Porkopolis. What's it about? Well, I hate to say because if I tell much of anything, I'll ruin some surprise. Hmm, well, let me tell you this much--the Barnstormers are a group of baseball players called the Travelin' Nine and the Payne family--Graham, Griffith, Ruby and their mom. The year is 1899 and the Travelin' Nine are going across the country, playing games to raise $10,000 for the Payne family. Where is the father? Killed in the Spanish-American War. Uncle Owen had something important to tell the kids at the funeral, but they had to leave before they had the chance. But he did manage to tell them that they had to stay together, there was a very great danger, and they would understand the signs when they saw them. And he handed them the baseball their father carried when he died. There was something mysterious about that baseball, though. It seemed to quiver. Then the team found a team to play against and...well, I don't want to tell you, but some really strange things, and I mean really strange, happen. Are these the signs? If they are, what do they mean? And what is this great danger? Man, I gotta know!!!! And I won't find out until I read the other books. So far, I know there are 4 books in this series. I gotta read them because I gotta know!!! And so will you, once you pick up this one. So go out there and get it!!! ACCording to Carl, you'll be hooked too.