I am so very partial to so many things in this book, I can easily give it 7 stars.
That said, I have to admit that parts of the book are somewhat confusing - there are so many baseball details and I have no clue to what they actually mean! I am not a baseball fan :(
One star off for that.
There isn't much of a real conflict in the story as well. Kit is tormented by his peers, but we don't see a lot of it. At one point his father is on a verge of disowning him, but later on somehow everything works out just fine, all the real
turmoil hidden behind the scenes.
There goes another star.
Which leaves me with 5 :D