Reviews

The All-American by Susie Finkbeiner

wolfytheblack's review

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emotional funny hopeful inspiring reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A

4.0

ladyalien86's review

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emotional inspiring lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0

elflam's review

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emotional hopeful inspiring medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.0

fonteyoung's review

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emotional hopeful medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.25

I love baseball and I picked this book for that reason.  I stayed for the family in the book.  Wasn’t expecting the last 25 pages tho.  Overall liked this book, it was cute

slflorence99's review

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4.0

I'm pretty sure I found this book as a recommendation from my fave, [a:Kelli Stuart|3902829|Kelli Stuart|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1447023275p2/3902829.jpg]. It's feel good historical fiction for my baseball loving hear which also brings to light the uncomfortable, fear-based politics of post WWII America. It's still unnerving when stories of book banning and wild accusations from many years past feel so familiar in present day. This story is full of endearing characters you'll love to the very end.

utlibrarynerd's review

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emotional funny inspiring reflective sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

 Best read of 2024

Sometimes a book comes along that after you finish, you just sit perhaps for days thinking about what a joy it was to read. 

One of the best historical fiction books I have ever read. The characters became new friends that I want to visit with every year. 

I laughed out loud, and I broke down and sobbed but never would I change a single moment of joy, love, and awe of reading such an incredible book such as this.

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courtyyjane's review

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3.0

I wanted to like this book so badly and I loved the premise. I found the writing to be a bit lackluster. After about half of the book, she still had not even tried out for the Sweet Peas, which I thought was a bummer.

Maybe, I will retry this book at another time. But as of right now, it was dnf'ed at about 50%.

bargerel's review

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reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.5

squeakymayonnaise's review

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emotional hopeful inspiring medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes

4.25

protagonistspub's review

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lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A

3.0

Fluffy -  many missed opportunities to delve deeper