Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Aww, man, this one got me all emotional. Basketball book written in verse? Awesome! Quick read told from the point of view of Josh--a basketball star.  His identical twin brother is good, too, and when Jordan starts dating the new girl in school, Josh loses his best friend to a girl.  Things don't go well.  Josh and Jordan's father was a basketball phenom in Europe, too, but his guidance has only helped the boys.  It was a pleasure to read a novel with two caring parents--that doesn't happen much in YA lit.

My favorite?

Basketball Rule #4

If you miss
enough of life's
free throws
you will pay
in the end.

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