Samurai Shortstop. Greatest book I have read in a very very long time. Once again this book is not just about a game of baseball. This book can transform your outlook on any other subject or genre. I first judged the book and intended it was just about Japan and how baseball affected the country or the history of baseball. I was very wrong to judge. This book inspired to read on and enjoy what I have in life today. The setting, the people, the mood of the story is just fascinating. Exploded with a great storyline, This book can be brought out as a life of realistic intendency. Once again, This book is great and I would recommend to anyone and everyone. I read this book and 8th grade, And I am still blown away and I honestly think not one other book can top the feelings I have for such a great book.