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By Steven Carman | Comments: ( 928 ) | Date: ( Mar 29, 2020 )

Andy Lembo is bent on becoming the starting catcher on a talent packed varsity baseball team in his senior year at a new high school whereas his brother Daniel, still a junior, is a shoo in to be the team s ace With his 88 mile per hour fastball, Daniel has Major League scouts drooling The brothers are tight and share a dream of winning the state championship They alsoAndy Lembo is bent on becoming the starting catcher on a talent packed varsity baseball team in his senior year at a new high school whereas his brother Daniel, still a junior, is a shoo in to be the team s ace With his 88 mile per hour fastball, Daniel has Major League scouts drooling The brothers are tight and share a dream of winning the state championship They also share painful memories of child abuse But Andy carries extra burdens, from panic attacks to a shaky relationship with their father Then there s that burn scar covering half of Andy s face and the bully who won t leave Andy alone.Chock full of nail biting baseball games, the Panthers are inching toward the division championship But then Andy loses his biggest supporter in a freak accident and he blames himself for what happened His emotions raw, Andy quits the baseball team and school, while his father, who favors Daniel, calls him a loser Eventually, a treasured memory coaxes Andy to attempt a challenging comeback Andy must find the strength to go the distance for himself, but also for his brother and their shared dream 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of this book benefit Sunshine Foundation Sunshine Foundation, the country s oldest wish granting charity, answers the dreams of chronically ill, seriously ill, physically challenged and abused children, ages three to eighteen, whose families cannot fulfill their requests due to the financial strain that child s illness may cause.


  • Title: Battery Brothers
  • Author: Steven Carman
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 111
  • Format: Kindle Edition

About Author:

Steven Carman

Steven Carman is a writer of middle grade and young adult fiction, with a focus on sports stories that deal with difficult issues some children face, such as abuse and bullying A former counselor at a group home for mentally ill adults, Steven now works as a marketing manager for one of the world s largest membership organizations He has been a baseball enthusiast since his T ball playing days, and while his dream of playing in the Majors is long gone, he s now chasing a dream to entertain sports fans through his writing Steven lives in New York with his wife, two kids, and two cats stevencarman



Comments Battery Brothers

  • Harold Kasselman

    This may be labeled a YA novel but it touched me and I'm a grandfather. I felt as if I were reading Andy's diary. The dialogue was particularly accurate and realistic. This is a raw and emotional but not maudlin tale of a youngster from a broken home who was literally scarred by his dysfunctional parents. It's a story of bullying, fighting for survival against overwhelming anxiety attacks, brothers' love for one another, and forgiveness. Yes it's a great high school baseball story as well, just [...]


  • Barker English

    I was interested in reading this book because I teach middle school English. Fiction and Nonfiction books about sports are very popular with my male students. I'm always looking for new sports related books to recommend.The story is about two teenage boys (Daniel and Andy) who live in a very dysfunctional family. They have a poor relationship with their father and their mother is absent. To make matters worse, our narrator (Andy) has a facial deformity. This causes Andy a great deal of anxiety w [...]


  • Dee-Ann

    This book was raw and harsh, but I enjoyed it. The main character, Andy, suffered from extreme domestic violence when he was 2 years old in which his mother burnt his face with an iron, which permanently scarred him and he never saw his mother again. The story begins approx 15 years later, where he, his younger brother and his father have moved to a new location and trying to fit into their new circumstances. The boys and their father 'live for baseball' and the younger brother Daniel is expecte [...]


  • Cheryl

    Author Carman hit it out of the parkWhat a great story! Baseball, brother loving brother, and romance were the high points of this tale. There WERE low spots that made this a book that touched my heart and didn't just entertain me - child abuse, bullying, death.Very natural dialogue, wonderful character development - this is a story that drew me in from the very first page and didn't let go all the way through. Even now, after I've finished reading this coming-of-age winner, I am still thinking [...]


  • Michael Thompson

    Love you broWowI accidentally picked this book up and after reading the blurb I had to read it. This is not a romance novel. It's the story of two brother that love each other unconditionally. They share a passion for the love of baseball. The younger brother struggles with bullying from a teammate and acceptance from a father that plays favoritism between his sons.For all of use that have brothers you will love and appreciate this story. It will make you cry, make you laugh, and make you thankf [...]


  • Julie Baker

    There wasn't a clear destination in place but I didn't mind. I'm not a big baseball fan and I enjoyed this a lot. Andy and Daniel were great! I loved the interaction between them and that their roles seemed reversed as siblings. The unshakeable nature of their bond was tangible at all times. I would be lying if I said I understood the issues with their father. I was so into the games and the boys being together that I didn't really care. I went through the book really quickly and hit an emotiona [...]


  • Kassy

    Love it! This book was on amazon and I'm glad that I read it. Deep down no matter what happens loved ones will also be with you. Even if you think your not loved there always somebody special there for you. This book is can sure can tells you how can lose everything dear to them yet come out on top on the end even though they feel n lost.


  • Neena Christianson Martin

    Baseball BrothersThis is the story of two brothers, Daniel the golden child, and Andy, scarred and emotionally unstable. They love the game of baseball, and each other with no reservations. This is a coming of age story about Andy, and how he copes with what life throws at him. It is not always a pleasant story, but it is always good. Two thumbs up.


  • Helen Walraven

    A heartbreaking storyI rarely cry when I read a bookThis book was an exception. The struggles of this young man was hard to read. The relationship these two brothers had was beautiful. Grab a box of tissues before you start reading. This book will make you stop and think about how abuse to a small child may affect the rest of their life.


  • Kathy Roling

    This was a good baseball book and a sweet/sad story of family. Brothers are a Andy, a catcher, and Daniel who is a promising pitcher who is being scouted by professional teams. The absent mother is despicable through her early behavior and the father dotes on the younger, talented Daniel and doesn't have much use for Andy.


  • grundoon

    2.5 I was expecting young adult. I was expecting after-school special sappiness and moral. I was expecting baseball. I did get the last, lots of it - packaged for (I guess) tweens and filled with surprisingly conflicting message. The intent seems good, but even taking context into account as best I can, this is just misguided.


  • Lance

    This was the third YA sports-themed book I have read and like the other two, I loved this tale that will leave you crying and cheering. My full review is posted here:sportsbookguy/201


  • Stephanie

    Once I started reading it, I could not put it down. I did feel like the end left me longing for more story!


  • Karen Furlong

    This was marketed as a book for young adults but I really enjoyed it. It's much deeper than a book about baseball.


  • Aidan Williams

    This review is from my websiteThe Sports Book Review.Battery Brothers is the tale of Andy, a down on his luck High School baseball hopeful, and his rather more successful brother Daniel. Abused by his mother as a toddler, Andy hasn’t had things easy, and being cut from the school baseball team is the trigger for more downward spiralling before he would eventually get his chance as a catcher.Told as a narration through Andy’s voice throughout, the reader gets inside this troubled teen’s hea [...]


  • Tim

    Excellent read. Great characters, all thoroughly developed so you feel like you really know them all (though not necessarily like all the characters right, Joey?). Don't have to be a baseball freak to enjoy it, I don't think, but being that I am a baseball freak, I may be biased. I'd stick with middle-school age and up (even up to us old guys), with some language and adult-themed stuff going on - might be a bit tough for the little guys. Be like me - Matt Christopher for the young-uns, and work [...]


  • Sarah

    I picked this book up because it sounded intersting and that it was free. I was not disappointed. I enjoyed this book about two brothers who love the game of baseball. One was amazing at it and the other was okay. However, the dad only saw/recognized the better brother. Until one game, everything changes. Can a brother ever love the game of baseball again. Be prepared to have a box of tissues as you read the book. There is some language, but it does not distract from the book.


  • Rosie Epps

    This book explored many aspects of growing up for two brothers who loved baseball. About halfway through, I had decided how I wanted the story to end. So when sadness entered the picture, I guess I was disappointed. I would recommend it for young (and older) adults, but it's a bit heavy for the younger crowd.


  • James Sulkowski

    Well worth itYou don't have to spend a fortune for a Mike Lupica, Tim Green, or Cal Ripken book. They are good authors but overpriced.This book had great characters and life lessons, and some great play by play. Battery Brothers would fit right in with the Lupica books. Being a baseball fan, I appreciated this story.


  • William Phillips

    Very good read has a lot in it for teens with a insights on life going forwardVery good read has a lot in it for teens with a insights on life going forwardrepeat the above e a good read with good morals that me.y teens could relate I do not like mandatory number of words. So probably won't review any more


  • Diane

    I received this book from Good Reads. I really found myself very involved in the life of Andy a teenager who had been the subject of abuse and his love for his brother and baseball. My hope is that those who read this book open their hearts to those who have had a harder path to follow


  • Riley Redgate

    I was lucky enough to read this book pre-publication, maybe five years ago now, and it's stuck with me ever since. A searing story with raw writing and characters as flawed as they are sympathetic.


  • P.S. Carrillo

    Once I started reading, I couldn't put it down. This story of two brothers is heartfelt and realistically portrayed. Great debut novel with fast paced plot and baseball scenes which are captivating.


  • Brian Switzer

    I had a hard time with Battery Brothers. I landed on a three star review because the baseball is wonderfully written, as is the jockie interaction between the ballplayers- Carman hit those right on the head.But the way Andy wallowed in his misery was really difficult to the end- it was just misery porn, and didn't add to the plot. You could have the exact same book with a lot fewer,without any of Andy's insecurities, anxieties and neurosis, and have a much more pleasant read.


  • R.S. Mellette

    This book rocks! I read it because it's from my same publisher, Elephant's Bookshelf Press, and it makes me so proud to be anywhere near the company of Steven Carman! He can write up a storm.One warning don't start this book if you have somewhere to go. Carmen has a subtle way of keeping you from putting it down.


  • Michelle Pendl

    Battery Brothers no strike outBattery Brothers no strike outI chose this book because I was looking for a good summer book about sports. I like good heart felt stories of true life like events. This book didn't disappoint.


  • Beth

    This book leaves much to be desired. I had a hard time connecting with the characters and the plot kind of rambled without a true purpose. I like the concept of the story, but the execution did not work for me.


  • Katie

    Heart-wrenching and a tear-jerker. Was not expecting what happened to happen. :(


  • Bridgett

    Great book, read it in a day!


  • Billie Davenport

    Engrossing from page one. You don't have to be a baseball fan to love this novel. Sad but uplifting if that can be!


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