Calico Joe,” written by John Grisham, is a novel that can really grab the attention of the reader. The author of this novel, John Grisham, once dreamed of a professional baseball career with the St. Louis Cardinals. There are three main characters within the story. There is Joe Castle, a promising 21-year-old rookie for the Chicago Cubs, who is having an unbelievable year and breaking rookie records. There’s Warren Tracey, who is a 34-year-old pitcher for the New York Mets and the father of Paul. The other main character is Paul Tracey, who is also the narrator. Paul Tracey is an 11-year-old who seems to take after his father in the sense of being a rather skilled baseball player. The novel, “Calico Joe,” is about a baseball player with a promising career that gets ended just as it is beginning. This was because he was intentionally hit by Warren Tracey. This novel also shows the aftermath of this tragic event. This novel does an excellent job of revealing its point, as well as revealing certain things that are were relevant in the America of that time and the America of today. The importance of Grisham’s point resides in the sense of the everyday aspects of life. This point meaning, that even though something can nearly be set in stone it can be taken away in an instance. Grisham reveals this point to the reader rather suddenly. This can be seen when Grisham writes, “The score was tied 1-1 when Joe walked to the plate in the top of the third with two outs and no one on.