Royal Pains and Angels in the Outhouse


Children - Adventure
768 Pages
Reviewed on 09/08/2018
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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Royal Pains and Angels in the Outhouse is a children’s adventure story by author Gregory Saur. Centering on all the fun of the sport of baseball, the tale focuses on the locale of Hills Brook County, where it’s every young boy’s dream to play for the Royals. However, there are rebels in the county determined to take the Royals down, creating their own team called the Angels. Tyler Hendricks is at the head of this rag-tag crowd, leading a seriously underdog team through a series of amusing disasters as they continue to believe that they can out-do the best team around.

For sports fans young and old, Gregory Saur has certainly created a fun and frolicking adventure full of twists and turns. There are several small errors which may irk some readers, but the overall tale is told with great heart and attitude. It’s clear the author has plenty of inside knowledge and a real passion for the sport, instilling that passion in the hearts of his young characters. I think it would certainly be a great family read and, although the plot sometimes takes a far-fetched turn, everything is in good fun and if you take the story in that spirit, it really works. All the exterior trappings of the life of rebellious young boys bring them into living colour, and even the lowliest losers become lovable friends to follow. Overall, I’d certainly recommend Royal Pains and Angels in the Outhouse to young male readers and sports fans alike.