Hard Hit by Ann Turner



3 1/2 stars - An especially good read for anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one

Hard Hit can be read in one day – the compelling story that’s told in verse flows easily on paper – but is hard-hitting emotionally.  Mark Warren is a sophomore in high school.  His life is all perfect:  new beautiful girlfriend, star of the baseball team, and a great family.  Everything crumbles around him, though, when he learns his dad has cancer.  Suddenly Mark finds himself dealing with fear, hatred, anger and grief.  Can his faith and God, the love of his family, and his faithful girlfriend pull him through?