Booked by Kwame Alexander
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Bookd by Kwame Alxander was a good poetry book.
Summary from Goodreads:
Like lightning/you strike/fast and free/legs zoom/down field/eyes fixed/on the checkered ball/on the goal/ten yards to go/can’t nobody stop you/
can’t nobody cop you…
In this follow-up to the Newbery-winning novel THE CROSSOVER, soccer, family, love, and friendship, take center stage as twelve-year-old Nick learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams. Helping him along are his best friend and sometimes teammate Coby, and The Mac, a rapping librarian who gives Nick inspiring books to read.
I liked Nick's personality. It was funny and sweet. He really liked soccer. One thing I didn't like about his was his ego. He was kind of full of himself. His whole life resolved around soccer. My favorite character was the Mac.
The poetry was very well written. It was in rhythmic verse, and it was easy to read. There were a few things that didn't make sense, but not too many.
This was a very short book. I read it in under two hours, but that was just me. Sine it was in verse, it was especially short.
The best part of the book was how there were lessons learned. Nick had to learn to deal with separated parents. He also learned that books were good (yay).
It was neat how there were weird words used in this book. I kind of liked it and maybe even learned a word or two.
In conclusion, this is a good soccer book.
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