Vivy Cohen throws a mean knuckleball. But girls don’t play baseball, especially not girls with autism. Can Vivy prove to her family — and herself — that she has what it takes to get in the game? 
Ages 9+
Pages 336
Publisher Penguin Random House
Coming Apr 2021
Kirkus Starred Review
School Library Journal Starred Review
Booklist Starred Review
Schneider Family Book Award

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A good book!

Review by Edina

If you are in need of a good book, I totally recommend GET A GRIP VIVY COHEN. Vivy has autism and is an incredible knuckleball pitcher. With the help and advice of Vincent James Capello, a professional knuckleball pitcher, Vivy is able to play baseball on a real team, not just play catch with her brother. Do you think Vivy has what it takes to play baseball on a real team? Read GET A GRIP VIVY COHEN to find out.

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Review by ellahg

I really enjoyed the friendship and trust between VJ and Vivy. I LOVED this so super much it is on my favorite books list next too Rabbi Harvey. If you are reading this right now, pick this book please!

Aug 03, 2021 09:39 AM
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Awesome book

Review by GoalieLaw1

I love this book because it is about sports. It inspired me to practice my own pitching. It is awesome. FIVE STARS ✨.

Aug 02, 2021 08:33 PM
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Get a Grip, Vivy Cohen!

Review by Pua

not so sure

Aug 02, 2021 03:37 PM
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I really recommend this book.

Review by sarahf9056

This book is about a girl named Vivy/Vivian, and she plays baseball. This book is not by chapters it is by emails/letters sent to a person named VJ (that also plays baseball but is old). I'll give you a little sneak peak from the book. Vivy almost got hit my a ball when she was playing. So, her mom did not allow her to play baseball anymore. But VJ kept on telling Vivy things that she could do to make her mom allow her to play baseball again. I think that Vivy is the type of person that never gives up, but when she almost got hit by a ball i think that she still did not give up because she wanted to go back to playing baseball. I think that the whole book is about how to never give up and you will get to your dreams soon.

Jul 11, 2021 05:21 PM
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Cool Book!

Review by catlady8

Amazing book! I love her story and all her effort she put in definitley after what she's gone through to... I highly recomend this book!

Jul 08, 2021 03:47 PM