Thereís nothing All Star pitcher Peter Friedman loves more than baseball. Itís his life. He breathes baseball, dreams about it, and works his tail off to be great. Most kids are nervous about starting high school, but Peteís amazing arm is going to make his life pretty easy. When youíre the star, girls, popularity, and all-around stud status are sure to follow. But Peteís freshman year doesnít turn out as planned. A pitching accident over the summer ruins his arm. If he canít play baseball, what is he supposed to do? If he isnít the star pitcher, then who is he? Peteís best friend and pitching partner, AJ, doesnít believe Pete ó he tells him heíll be back to his normal self by spring training. To make matters more complicated, thereís something going on with Peteís grampa ó heís acting weird and keeps forgetting important things, and Peteís mother doesnít want to talk about it. The only person Pete can confide in is Angelika, the amazingly cute girl in his photography class who might like Pete as much as he likes her . . . only Angie doesnít know if she can date someone who canít be honest with himself, or with the people heís closest to.