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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Crossover by Kwame Alexander

CrossoverThis book is sooooooo unique. This story in verse is told by one of the twins. The brothers play basketball. They are so good that they assume that they will go pro just like their father. Their mother is also famous - their very own assistant principal at their middle school. They take equal effort for school and basketball and excel at both. The dynamics of the family change when a new girl comes to town and takes up all his brother's time. At the same time, the twins have to go through the neglected and declining health of the father.

This book is beyond unique. You can actually feel the rhythm of the story. You can actually feel the emotional punch of all characters. You might connect with the sibling situation. I would not have noticed this book if it weren't for the fact that it just won The Newbery Award for the best fiction book for children in the United States! There is so much to this book. You will be proud to be caught carrying around this awesome book. From the cover to the very end - this is a slam dunk. You might even go into overtime with this realistic fiction.


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