A Season of Daring Greatly
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A Season of Daring Greatly

Eighteen-year-old Jill Cafferty just made history. Her high school’s star pitcher, she is now the first woman drafted by a major league baseball team. Only days after her high school graduation, she’ll join the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Class A Short Season team . . . but not everyone is happy to have her there.

On top of the pressure heaped on every pitcher, Jill must deal with defying conventions and living up to impossible expectations, all while living away from home for the first time. She’ll go head-to-head against those who are determined to keep baseball an all-male sport. Despite the reassurance of coaches and managers alike, a few of her teammates are giving her trouble. The media presence following her at each game is inescapable. And to top it all off, Jill is struggling with the responsibilities of being a national hero and a role model for young women everywhere. How can she be a role model when she’s not even sure she made the right choice for herself? Didn’t baseball used to be fun?

This literary and engrossing story of a young woman trying to mark out a place for herself in a male-dominated world will captivate fans of Friday Night Lights, The Art of Fielding, John Corey Whaley, and Laurie Halse Anderson.

Title:A Season of Daring Greatly
ISBN:0062463233
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:432 pages

    A Season of Daring Greatly Reviews

  • Sarah
    Jan 13, 2017

    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)This was a YA contemporary story about a girl playing for a major-league baseball team.Jill was an okay charac...

  • Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
    Sep 19, 2016

    Being the first person to review the book on Goodreads is a big deal because if you end up not loving the story, others might think it's not worth their time either. I was super excited about A Season...

  • Shelley
    Dec 29, 2016

    Jill is just about to graduate high school when she's drafted to the Pirates and heads off to the minors. At first, this was exactly what I wanted Pitch to be--funny, smart, showing the nitty gritty o...

  • Lindsay
    Oct 05, 2016

    I wanted to like this so much more than I did. Hoping some of the technical issues I had with it (POV, formatting, italics in weird spots, random capitalized letters) will be fixed in the finished cop...

  • Kathy Martin
    Jan 08, 2017

    I really enjoyed this story of a young woman becoming the first woman drafted into Major League Baseball. Jill is a athlete. She plays baseball and basketball and is remarkably good at both. Her heart...

  • Mrs.
    Nov 09, 2016

    I have taken a while to write this review because I really wanted to give it the justice this book deserves, although I will never write as clearly and wonderfully as Ellen Emerson White...so forgive ...

  • MAB  LongBeach
    Nov 02, 2016

    Ellen Emerson White has a number of well-written young adult novels to her credit. This book is no exception, although unlike many of them, this is not a tearjerker.When the story opens, Jill Cafferty...

  • Teresa
    Dec 10, 2016

    Fun, easy read that had me taught me more than I knew about pitching and the minor leagues. Jill was a strong character that had her insecurities, but those made her seem more real. (An 18 y/o high sc...

  • Amy
    Dec 31, 2016

    I wanted to like this a lot more than I did. The writing style is not my favorite - lots and lots of italics, and way too much description about the mechanics of practices and pitching and getting dre...

  • Cathryn
    Nov 01, 2016

    This is a beautifully told story. The pacing is unrushed, which allowed me to really get inside Jill’s head, so that each one of her triumphs and setbacks really resonated. There was a lot of baseba...