The main character has a great pitching arm, and he speaks with a stammer. He is well-equipped to deliver papers while his friend is away, but collecting the money causes him some stress. As he gets to know the people in his 1950s community, he confronts serious issues like racism, abuse, and injustice.
This book has echoes of To Kill a Mockingbird, but the plot and characters are, obviously, distinct. This book is multi-layered and would be a good selection for a small group discussion; it might not be immediately accessible to most readers who read it independently.
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