Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Book Review: Running The Bases (definitely not a book about baseball) by Paul Kropp

Title: Running the bases (definitely not a book about baseball)
Author: Paul Kropp
Pages: 148
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Year Published: 2005

“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 know he needs help. His friend Jeremy proves useless, so he turns to someone who might actually have some good advice.
Maggie McPherson has lots of goals for herself, including a career in law or psychology, 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 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 need… but  he has to be willing to listen.”

My Rating: 3/5

This book was just ok. It wasn’t great, it wasn’t awful, just so-so. I think this book does do a lot to try to interpret the male teenage mind. And if this book is to be believed, all guys really think about is sex. And your thinking, hey Sidny any high schooler with a decent brain could tell you that, and I’d say yes you’re right. Big surprise there. Hormones are in the air. I think this is a book for guys to help them realize that maybe there should be something more important to them than getting in someone’s pants. I don’t really know though. I don’t know if there really was a point to this book at all. All in all, I think that this book was decent and included pretty interesting characters.

Thanks for reading,

Sidny xoxo

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