AP Reading List – Book-a-Day: The Natural

NaturalAuthor:  Bernard Malamud

Category:  Fiction

Overview: The story of a baseball player who tries to make a comeback after suffering violence, which put a halt to his promising career.

What they’re saying in the Prepwise staff room:

Chris: “Much more than a baseball story, this novel explores how one moment can change your life forever.  It will also inspire you to never give up on your dreams.”

Ethan: “While I had already seen the movie based on Malamud’s novel, reading The Natural was still a rewarding and engaging experience. Malamund’s use of ambiguity and allusion makes The Natural not only a great book about baseball, but also a great piece of literature.”

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