Pitch is an amazing story that really does have it all. I really can’t say enough good things about it. The story is one that will have you reaching for the tissues. It is crafted in such a way that you can’t help but find yourself completely immersed, like you’re right back there in high school (as painful as that may be sometimes). But the best part of this book, is the characters. They are dynamic, and complex, and well-rounded, but more than that is how real they are. They could be your best friends from childhood. The author has a knack for creating wonderfully flawed characters and Pitch is no different. The boys aren’t perfect. Far from it, and that’s what makes them so relateable.
This was one of the best young adult novels I’ve read, and touches on issues that are so important. Love, and friendship, and acceptance; doing the right thing and being true to yourself. Read it. You won’t be disappointed.
A word of warning though (other than to bring the Kleenex), make sure when you sit down to read it, you have enough time to finish it. You’re not going to want to put it down.
Read the review at Cate’s Blog.