The Coach That Never Came

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 never
heard 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 boys
went 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 Coach
Andersons 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

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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 written
mainly 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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