The book, The Coach That Never Came was a very interesting book. In the beginning, John, Steve, Mike, and Craig were all talking about their new baseball coach that they were going to be getting that day. The boys had neverheard of the man and no one in the town seemed to know who he was. The boys talk about their new coach all day while they are in school. After school was over that day, the boyswent to the baseball field to prepare for their first day of baseball practice. Practice was to start at 3:30. It was 3:45 now, and their new coach hadnt arrived yet. The boys, along with the rest of the team, waited around for awhile for their coach to come. After waiting for about an hour,they became curious and decided that they would go to CoachAndersons house to see why he wasnt at practice. Craig said that he knew where the coach lived, because he had heard his mother talking on the phone about him. As the boys arrived at the house, they saw that the door was partially open, so they decided to let themselves in since no one answered the door when they knocked. As the boys entered the house, they couldnt decide on which room they wanted to go in first. They quickly decided on that when they saw a person lying on the floor in the kitchen. The boys quickly ran out of the house and ran to Mikes house to call the police. When the police arrived to Mr. Andersons house, they told the boys that their coach had a heart attack and died. The boys were very upset by this since they had never even met the man. Eventually, the story goes on and the boys get a new coach, but they never really get over what the found that day.
I feel that one of the main characters in this book would have to be Craig. He has black hair, green eyes and is of average height. Craig was just a usual guy until all of this happened to him. He received good grades in school, and was a great student. Craigs parents were very proud of him and thought that he was the greatest son that anyone could ever have. Craig is a senior at Central High School, and was already crowned Homecoming King. Craig is a very nice guy that was easy to get along with. I feel that he was a main character in this book, because he was one of the boys who found Mr. Anderson dead in his house. If he wouldnt have been there, the story could still have happened, but there would have just been a different boy in his place in the story.
I feel that another main character in this book would have to me Mike. Mike was also another normal student just like Craig, but Mike wasnt as popular as Craig was. Mike was a straight A student. He was always on time to his classes, and was a good kid at home. He never got into any trouble. His parents didnt really pay that much attention to Mike, but he knew that they loved him. Mike had blonde hair and blue eyes, and was a major sports fan. His favorite sport is lacrosse. Mike, unlike Chris, wasnt an only child. Mike has a younger sister named Melody who was 6 years old. Mike usually got stuck watching his younger sister while his parents went out because their family didnt have very much extra money that they could spend on a babysitter. I feel that Mike was a main character in this book, because if it wasnt for him, the boys would have run farther to a house to use a phone. Since his house was so close to where Coach Anderson was living.
I feel that Coach Anderson is the last main character in my book. Without him being in the book, there would have been no sense of the author even writing this book. Coach Anderson isnt really described in this book all that much, because he doesnt really do much, other than die. It does say that he is not married and that he doesnt have a girlfriend, but that he has many brothers and sisters that live in a town near-by that he had moved from. Coach Anderson had been coaching baseball for about 13 years, and was a very good coach. That is about all that was said about him in this book.
The setting wasnt all that important in this book, but it is talked about a little bit in the beginning. The town that the boys and Mr. Anderson live in is called Central Valley. The public high school is called Central High School, and there are very many students that attend this school. The town isnt very large, but there is a fair amount of people that live there. If this story would have been set in a large town, it would have been a totally different outcome I think, because, in a large city, I dont think that the boys wouldnt just walk into a strangers house to look at things.
I feel that this was a very dull book, and was writtenmainly towards younger children. It wasnt a book that kept me interested throughout the whole thing. The author seemed like he wrote many many books for younger children, because he did such a good job a boring me through the whole thing. I would not read this book again, and I wouldnt pick another book by this author ever to read, and especially for another book report. Ill make sure to tell everyone not to read this book ever for their report, because Im sure that they would be able to find a much better book than this one that I have read.
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