What is the theme of the story Heat by Mike Lupica?

What is the theme of the story Heat by Mike Lupica?

The theme of “Heat” is to never let yourself get down when things are bad and be able to become the same person you were before bad things happen. Even after Michael’s father dies, he is kicked from baseball, and the girl that he likes hates him, he is still able to live life without being constantly depressed.

What is the falling action of Heat by Mike Lupica?

The falling action happens after the championship game. After the game Michael, his coach, his team mates, and his brother just chatted about the game. They were very excited about the win and they now got to play on Yankee Stadium.

What is the setting of Heat by Mike Lupica?

The book is set in the Bronx, New York. The main character is a young boy named Michael Arroyo, a gifted baseball player/pitcher. Coaches from other teams say that he is too good to be just 12 years old (He can pitch a ball at 80mph).

Who are the main characters in Heat by Mike Lupica?

Main Characters

  • The main characters in this novel are Michael Arroyo (who is the lead pitcher for the Clippers)
  • Carlos Arroyo- Who is Michael’s brother/guardian.
  • Manny Cabrera- Michael’s best friend and is the catcher on the Clippers.

What happens in the book Heat?

“Heat” is about a 12-year-old Little League pitcher whom other coaches gang up on for being suspiciously good for his age. “Travel Team” is about a 12-year-old point guard who considers abandoning the sport he loves after ambitious parents decide their team needs to “get bigger,” and cut him for being too small.

What genre is Heat by Mike Lupica?

Young adult fictionSports FictionBaseball story

What reading level is Heat by Mike Lupica?


Interest Level Reading Level ATOS
Grades 4 – 8 Grades 4 – 10 5.3

What reading level is Mike Lupica?

Mike Lupica is one of the most prominent sports writers in America. In addition to writing children’s books, he is a syndicated columnist for the New York Daily News….Shop by Program:

The Batboy Lupica, Mike 9780142417829 Fiction Paperback
Reading Level 5.7
Reading Level 940L
Interest Level 5-9

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