It’s 1950 and Mickey Tussler—the now-famous pitching prodigy with autism and a golden arm—is back for another baseball season in this third installment of Frank Nappi’s critically acclaimed Legend of Mickey Tussler series. Talk of Mickey’s legendary exploits on the field has grown since his improbable debut two years prior, as have the fortunes of Murph and the rest of the lovable ragtag Brew Crew. Now Mickey, Murph, and Lester find themselves heading to Bean Town to play for the Boston Braves.
The call up is sweet, for all of them have overcome insurmountable odds to get where they are. But life in the major leagues is filled with fast-paced action both on and off the field. The bright lights of Boston hold a new series of challenges, hardships, and life lessons—especially for Mickey, who finds himself a long way from throwing apples into a barrel back on the farm. The three newest Braves have each other to lean on, as well as a new group of fans who are swept away by pennant fever, but balancing everything this new world has to offer may prove to be the greatest challenge of all.
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Rating: 5 stars
Welcome to the Show by Frank Nappi is a crossover novel that readers worldwide can enjoy. This exciting story is the third novel within the Mickey Tussler series. What really stood out to me inside this tale was that it featured a guy who has autism yet has a knack for being the best pitcher the world of baseball has ever seen. His steady climb to making a life for himself has led him and his family away from a farm that is called home to cities that could be a bit more unwelcoming than originall thought to be. Mickey’s moer struggles with the life the city presents especially when both him and his father leave her when they travel for his baseball stuff. Life isn’t always glorious and easy. There’s plenty of pressure that builds up leaving readers in suspense. Welcome to the Show is definitely a must read forsport fans and for those who love a good story that melts their hearts. The characters and scenes were well-told in way that hooked me in from the beginning to end. Overall, I highly recommend Frank Nappit’s masterfully woven tale to readers everywhere. It’s one readers won’t forget.