This novel in verse is rich in character and relationships . . . Poet Alexander deftly reveals the power of the format to pack an emotional punch, Kirkus, starred review Alexander has crafted a story that vibrates with energy and heat and begs to be read aloud. A slam dunk., School Library Journal, starred review The poems dodge and weave with the speed of a point guard driving for the basket . . . swings from moments of swagger-worthy triumph to profound pain., Publishers Weekly, starred review Full of heartbreak and exhilaration, Metro, The Best Books for Young Minds Mesmerising... a beautifully constructed and powerfully emotional novel., Irish Times. Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and the New York Times bestselling author of 28+ books, including The Undefeated, Booked and Rebound, the follow-up to his Newbery medal-winning middle grade novel, The Crossover. He’s also the Founding Editor of Versify, an imprint that publishes fiction and poetry for children and young adults.. ‘With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . .The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering.Cuz tonight I'm delivering’12-year-old Josh and his twin Jordan have basketball in their blood. They’re kings of the court, star players for their school team. Their father used to be a champion player and they each want nothing more than to follow in his footsteps.Both on and off the court, there is conflict and hardship which will test Josh’s bond with his brother. In this heartfelt novel in verse, the boys find that life doesn’t come with a play-book and it's not all about winning.
Satisfactory Was ok
Grandson (10) loved the book Grandson (10) loved the book
Recommend Great book
My son loved it! Amazing read!
Five Stars Good YA book written in the style of a poem.
He loved this book and actually chose to read at night My sons teacher suggested this book as he loves basketball but hates reading. He loved this book and actually chose to read at night. Very happy and now looking for something similar.
Empfehlbar! Ein sehr schönes Buch, welches man ohne Probleme auch in einem Rutsch durchlesen könnte. Der Autor schafft es, eine detaillierte Story zu erzählen und das "trotz" des besonderen Stiles. Der Gedichtstil bringt etwas frisches und leichtes mit. Als Teenager kann ich mich gut mit den Gefühlen des Protas Josh identifizieren. Eine sehr berührende Geschichte, die bei mir definitiv Eindruck hinterlassen hat.
Buy this book today!! This book came highly recommended and I know that after I finish reading the 1st book by the same author, it won’t take me long to finish this one either!!
Great title A fantastic read for young adults with an interest in sports themed novels.
excellent book excellent book
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