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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Booked by Kwame Alexander

Kwame Alexander combines sports, reading and boys in this novel in verse. Nick is a star soccer player. When things don't work out as expected, things get intense and life gets interrupted. His father is a linguistics professor. There is irony in the fact that Nick doesn't "do" reading. His father makes sure that he reads the dictionary. The words help Nick. Sometimes life throws you too much: bullying, divorce, emergency hospital visit.

I made sure that the pages wouldn't turn to the end so the ending wouldn't be divulged. I just knew that it was going to be unique. I am sorry, but I have to say that I wrote down some of the awesome words. Nick/Kwame made their own dictionary entries for some words at the bottom of some of the pages. You don't have to run to get a dictionary. The definitions and Nick's interpretations are at the bottom of the page. You don't waste a second.
I forgot to mention the creative use of fonts.

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