Heart of a Champion - Carl Deuker

Heart of a Champion

By Carl Deuker

  • Release Date: 2009-05-30
  • Genre: Basketball
Score: 5
From 140 Ratings


Jimmy Winter is a born star on the baseball field, and Seth Barnam can only dream of being as talented. Still, the two baseball fanatics have the kind of friendship that should last forever. But when Seth experiences an unthinkable loss, he's forced to find his own personal strength--on and off the field.

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
An ALA Best Book for Reluctant Readers
A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Book of the Year


  • !!!

    By Matthew sherry
    Great book and unexpected but good ending
  • Truly amazing

    By CGullatta
    I first read this book when I was 12 and it continues to impress me. It's more of a story about life than baseball. Favorite book of all time.
  • Amazing book!

    By Rweber43
    This book is very good!! Cannot put it down!
  • Amazing.

    By Smallkicks
    I first read this book in 7th grade. Not because the teacher told but because it had some to do with baseball. I'm a girl do I play softball but the book made the same sense to me as it would a baseball player. Now I'm reading it again and I'm not a sophomore. My favorite book ever I could read it over and over again. <3
  • Best book ever!

    By Tejroh
    I first read this book in 5th grade. I absolutely loved it! This book remains my favorite book of all time. This book teaches people about friends, family and the power of sports! I am now in 10th grade and still read this book. To simply put it it is the best book ever!
  • Excellent book

    By Zack1GUI
    I first read this about 12 years ago, and in my mind this is the best book I have ever read. Everything from the story to the character development is perfect. Brings many memories back of my childhood and love for the game. Usually pick this up every year or so just to read it again. 10/10
  • Heart of a Champion (rating)

    By mpomatto1
    This book was an outstanding book that taught the lessons of a teenage life and what goes on in their heads during situations like these. This book was probably one of the best books I have ever read in my life.
  • Great!!

    By Dorm pranks
    This is without a doubt my favorite book that I've ever read it's a great read and has an amazing ending and keeps you thinking even if you dont like sports and my favorite all time book it's a must read!!!
  • Incredible

    By TheExclamation
    I read this for the first time in 6th grade, I'm now in 10th grade and still read it multiple times a year. Once you start reading you can't stop, so you can probably finish it within 2 days! GREATEST SPORTS BOOK EVER
  • Amazing book :)

    By Shjkdchh
    This is one that will stay with you. It is a great suspense book and keeps you thinking through the whole thing. Carl Deuker is my favorite writer and if you have read this you should read his other ones too!!! This book also gives many life lessons to kids. It is for all ages I love sports books and this is a great one I suggest ages 12-50...I am 14 and LOVED it!!!!!!!!!!!