Joey Gallagher is on top of the world. When his team's pitcher is injured, he steps onto the mound and helps them win a crucial game. But his good mood ends abruptly when his mother announces that the exchange student they've been waiting for is due to arrive in a week. Joey is less than thrilled with the prospect of getting to know the newcomer-and when he learns that the boy's name is Jesus, he's sure the new kid will never fit in and that he'll be dragged down with him. But Jesus turns out to be much more than Joey expected.
Matt Christopher is the beloved and bestselling name behind more than 100 sports-themed books for young readers.