Last Days of Summer

by Steve Kluger Year Published: Easy Reading
This book is the story of a young boy, Joey Margolis, who writes to his favorite baseball player, Charlie Banks. The book is set in the WWII era and takes us through Joey's childhood to his young adulthood. Banks is reluctant to reply at first, but eventually he and Joey form an unlikely friendship. The book is organized solely by presenting their letters to each other, as we see the odd, funny relationship between the two develop. Last Days of Summer is definitely light reading, but it's heartwarming and very funny. (recommended by Philip)