Echo still

2012 Manuscript of Merit. —Association of Jewish Libraries
2018 Featured Book of the Month —PJ Our Way 

Fig’s life in seventh grade is perfectly normal: his Life Science teacher hates him, his dad is forcing him to attend bar mitzvah classes because his mom would have wanted it, and he has just been passed over for the travel soccer team in favor of Gus Starks, a ball hog and a bully. As if Fig’s life needed one more complication, his grandmother, Gigi, is unexpectedly coming to stay for a while with Fig and his father. But as Gigi helps Fig navigate the obstacles of seventh grade and a tough soccer season, Fig comes to understand some important things: about his religion, about his family, and about Fig himself.

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reviews

“I loved this book!

It's a good combination of soccer, religion, friends, and family.”

—PJ Our Way Reader

“This book made me think more about the importance of family.

This book had many twists and turns. Fig was an amazing athlete but was going through hard times at home. This story made me want to read more by Tim Tibbitts. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes a mix of sadness and adventure.”

—PJ Our Way Reader

“This book made me think more about being Jewish.

I couldn’t put it down until I had to!”

—PJ Our Way Reader

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