Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Booked by Kwame Alexander

BookedBooked by Kwame Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am so glad I read Booked for a twitter chat; we had quite a lively discussion on this book and I highly recommend it to boys, girls, middle grade and high school. Kwame Alexander is just the most awesome author when it comes to novels in verse. His perfect use of words to get his meaning across, allowing readers to infer, and tell a realistic story about a boy, his friends and parents, and his love of soccer, was perfect. Nick Hart is an 8th grader who loves soccer, likes a girl in his dance class, has a great friend in Coby, and is just trying to figure out who he is. Kwame Alexander has penned another book kids will relate to, love and keep passing around to their friends to read. I liked his treatment of the adults in Booked, especially Mr. Mac, the librarian who was front and center, excited about books and his students and went the extra mile. Nick's mom was awesome too- she knew her son, kidded around with him, played games and practiced hard with Nick. Things were not easy for Nick but with all his family and friends, he is able to work his way through life, school, and bullies. Highly recommended!

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