I have just finished reading The Right Fight by Chris Lynch. This book is book 1 of a two book series. I chose the book because I have read other books by Chris Lynch and I have really liked them, so i thought that this would be a good book for my next read.
This book is about a baseball player named Roman who likes baseball almost as much as he likes his own country, the U.S. This book takes place around the start of world war II, so when he wins his last game of the East shore league championships he enrolls in the U.S. army, but he doesn’t get right into the war like he thought he would. He goes through weeks upon weeks of training in the southeast of the United States, far from the real war in Europe.
If I were the author I would have made more chapters in this book. Some of his other books had 29+ chapters but this book only had 9. I liked how the author brought two different subjects together to make one great book.
In this scene Roman’s girlfriend leaves the ballpark to give Roman some time at the last baseball field that he will be at for a while, ” She’s going home. Home , Maryland , the shore. Home, right up the street in fact. Myself, I go straight from here to the train station, ride back to Boston tonight. Pack up, eat a little, sleep even less, then get on with it.
“Maybe we should leave it here for now, huh?” I say.
“Sounds like exactly what we should do” she says.
“Right here. This field for now.”
“You go. I’m going to wait a little longer. trains not here for a bit yet…”
“And you want the park to yourself”
” Well, sorta”
“Last man standing,” she says, walking backward off the mound, letting her hand slip off my cheeks.
“Last man standing,” I say “Pg. 41
I quoted this passage because this is the last scene before he goes off into basic training for the army and this is one of the best parts of the book. If I had to rate this book on a scale of 1 to 10 I would give it a 7.5 because it is not my favorite book but it is a good book and high up on the list.