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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Amazing book!

Review by Blue13

This book is absolutely amazing! I am a catcher in Softball, and Vivian is a pitcher in baseball. It was really relatable to me, and she goes through hard times that make you feel bad for Vivian, and make you feel like you are are never alone. This book is written in letters (as in with an envelope) which gives you 2 points of view throughout the story. I give this book a 20/10

Jan 04, 2022 02:10 PM
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Review by ELG2012

This is a great book based on baseball and family. The words are in form of letters between Vivy Cohen and VJ Capello.

Jan 04, 2022 12:35 PM
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Awesome Book!

Review by MetsFan28

This is a great book about baseball and family. It is written in the form of letters (and emails) between Vivy Cohen and VJ Capello.

Jan 04, 2022 10:57 AM
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super good and interesting

Review by CAECBOR

I thought that Get a Grip Vivy Cohen was a very good book and at the same time a very interesting book. It is written very interestingly, but a way I like. It also is also making a point that girls can do anything they want.

Jan 04, 2022 12:16 AM
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Nice book

Review by Denuni

People might be different but you have to treat them the same as others, just the same as you would like to be treated.

Jan 03, 2022 09:03 PM