Friday, June 6, 2008

Review: Screwball


Keri Mikulski

What happens when you have to choose between your heart and your favorite pass time? For Ashley Clarke, this isn’t the easiest decision for her to make. Sure, when it came to switching teams to be on a better, older baseball team, she was concerned, but didn’t worry about it. Her main concern was her pitching.

That is, until she met Andrew. And they started dating. She thought things were going pretty well, but even she didn’t realize how things in her life were changing. She couldn’t concentrate on baseball when he was around. She even quit basketball to spend more time with him. And when he breaks her heart, she doesn’t know what to do with herself. She throws herself back into baseball, and forgets all about having a social life. But she can’t figure out what’s missing.

Until she realized there was someone who was always there waiting for her. She’s such a screwball.

Keri Mikulski impressed me greatly with her debut novel Screwball. While at some parts I couldn’t get into it as much as I’d have liked because of Ashley’s obsession with sports, other parts I could totally dive right into. Her emotions were so real and honest that your heart broke as you read Ashley’s story. If you haven’t gotten a chance to read it yet, I suggest you do! Ashley’s story will only get better.


Score: 4/5

Yes, it was good, but like I said, I couldn't completely get into it because of the sports aspect. However, that doesn't mean you won't like it!


keri mikulski :) said...

Thanks so much, Megan for the review! I'm so glad you enjoyed SCREWBALL.. And yes, Ashley is a bit obsessed with softball. :) I'm writing the sequel right now and she gets a bit distracted from her sport with this one.. :) Have a great weekend! :)