Noah Savino has been stuck in a wheelchair for months. He hates the way people treat him like he’s helpless now. He’s sick of going to physical therapy, where he isn’t making any progress. He’s tired of not having control over his own body. And he misses playing baseball—but not as much as he misses his dad, who died in the car accident that paralyzed Noah. Noah is scared he’ll never feel like his old self again. He doesn’t want people to think of him as different for the rest of his life. With the help of family and friends, he’ll have to throw off the mask he’s been hiding behind and face the fears that have kept him on the sidelines if he ever wants to move forward.
A witty, heartfelt story about perseverance in the face of adversity perfect for fans of R. J. Palacio, Cammie McGovern, and John David Anderson.
“You’ll bawl at the ending, because it is so very real.”—New York Times Book Review
“Wonderful. Poignant. Beautifully written. Do not miss this book. Mascot is a masterpiece.”—Roland Smith, New York Times bestselling author
“This action-packed, humorous story contains well-developed, dynamic characters who are thoughtful and relatable.”—School Library Journal
“John blends humor and heartache in this powerful, satisfying coming-of-age story that handles Noah’s experience of paraplegia with honesty and sensitivity.”—Publishers Weekly