By Mike Lupicia

Important scene to me

"You cannot teach somebody to have an arm like yours," Papi would say, walking out from behind the plate and sticking the ball back inside Michael's glove. Like they were having a conference on the mound during a game. "It's something you are born with, a gift from the gods, like a singer's voice. Or a boxer's left hand. Or an artist's brush."

Summary of the book

Heat is about a fourteen year old's life. Michael Arroyo is the main character who is getting used to not having his dad who died in may. Life without a dad can be hard because you have to live with the sadness, you also have to live without a dad kind of guy. He has to hide from police and children services people, because if they find out that he and his brother are living alone, then they will be sent back to Cuba or separated.