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Kwame Alexander writes poetry, as in BOOKED and children s fiction He won a Newbery Medal in 2015 for his book The Crossover Reading BOOKED it s easy to see why You d likely think this is written by a teenager The emotions, concerns, viewpoints all seem to point to that conclusion.Poems about parents and what a pain they can be, homework ugh , awful teachers, not so awful teachers, girls, other boys, soccer, lots of soccer, and divorce and a mom moving to another place far away Two Kwame Alexander writes poetry, as in BOOKED and children s fiction He won a Newbery Medal in 2015 for his book The Crossover Reading BOOKED it s easy to see why You d likely think this is written by a teenager The emotions, concerns, viewpoints all seem to point to that conclusion.Poems about parents and what a pain they can be, homework ugh , awful teachers, not so awful teachers, girls, other boys, soccer, lots of soccer, and divorce and a mom moving to another place far away Two of my favourites ThoughtIt does not takea math geniusto understand thatwhen you subtracta motherfrom the equationwhat remainsis negative.Out of the Dustis a storyabout a lankypiano playing girlnamed Billie Jowhose motheris gone,whose father s heartand soulare disappearinginto the dustthat blanketstheir Oklahoma town,and even thoughthe first 59 pagesrain downhard on you,when you getto page 60the monsoon comesand the book is unputdownable.Highly recommended Warning This review is really just going to be me gushing profusely at the awesomeness that is this book.LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE.I loved Crossover, and have since pushed it into the hands of nearly every student who enters my libraryand I will now be doing the same with Booked It has the same overall feel of Crossover some poems feel like rap, some like water, some like a punch in the gut Various rhyme schemes, poetry types, and even narrative perspectives help make this Warning This review is really just going to be me gushing profusely at the awesomeness that is this book.LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE.I loved Crossover, and have since pushed it into the hands of nearly every student who enters my libraryand I will now be doing the same with Booked It has the same overall feel of Crossover some poems feel like rap, some like water, some like a punch in the gut Various rhyme schemes, poetry types, and even narrative perspectives help make this book amazing.Other things I loved about this book WORDS so many great words and definitions sprinkled throughout BOOKS books I love are referenced like All the Broken Pieces which USED to be my favorite verse novel until I discovered Kwame Alexander , as are books I taught in the classroom Watsons Go to Birmingham, Long Walk to Water DRAMA Nick s parents are separating, he s bullied at school, he likes a girl but is afraid to talk to her, his best friend ends up on a different soccer team than him, and he feels relentless pressure from his dad See All the drama Then an unfortunate turn of events puts the one thing he loves, soccer, in jeopardy as well THE POEMSMY GOD THE POEMS this isn t just a narrative smushed into verse to engage reluctant readers though they ll be attracted to this one, for sure The poetry serves a purpose it creates emotion and leads the reader on a journey right along side Nick There s no way I enjoy this book near as much as a normal narrative.I only have one complaintWHAT WAS IN MR MAC S DRAGONFLY BOX I really loved Alexander s award winning novel The Crossover, a story about twins that excel at basketball but have to navigate high school and homelife Like The Crossover, Booked is written in verse and is about a young teen named Nick that is a star on the soccer pitch He s got a crush on a girl named April but doesn t have the confidence to approach her At home, his dad s an overbearing wordsmith that makes him learn new words from the dictionary every night Nick finds solace in the ex ra I really loved Alexander s award winning novel The Crossover, a story about twins that excel at basketball but have to navigate high school and homelife Like The Crossover, Booked is written in verse and is about a young teen named Nick that is a star on the soccer pitch He s got a crush on a girl named April but doesn t have the confidence to approach her At home, his dad s an overbearing wordsmith that makes him learn new words from the dictionary every night Nick finds solace in the ex rapper turned librarian YES named Mac who inspires, challenges and supports him through his troubles A fast, fun story with hear that both boys and girls should read, can t wait to book talk the heck outta this thing at the high school library where I work Lucas Maxwellfrom The Best Books We Read In January 2017 Again, Kwame Alexander delivers a stunning middle grade book in verse following his Newbery winner, The Crossover In Booked, twelve year old Nick navigates girls, soccer, and a family falling apart He finds peace in poetry, words, and the advice from a rapping school librarian who steals the show with his rhymes and his I Like Big Books t shirts No word is wasted in this gorgeous book of verse it s a must read for every middle grader and beyond Karina Glaserfrom The Best Books We Read In May 2016 What a fun ride I liked that this book was totally middle grade but still tackled real issues like divorce, bullying etc in a funny yet insightful way Booked was poetry A lot of poetry This book was talking about Nicholas Hall, a boy in eighth grade who has a life that s quite similar like everyone else s He explains the ups and downs through a period of time.For me, I really don t believe that I have anything much in common with Nicholas, his personalities or his hobbies However, in my opinion, what I have in common with him is the dreadful feeling of not being able to do something we are hope to do For Nicholas, it was not being able Booked was poetry A lot of poetry This book was talking about Nicholas Hall, a boy in eighth grade who has a life that s quite similar like everyone else s He explains the ups and downs through a period of time.For me, I really don t believe that I have anything much in common with Nicholas, his personalities or his hobbies However, in my opinion, what I have in common with him is the dreadful feeling of not being able to do something we are hope to do For Nicholas, it was not being able to go the Dallas cup because of his health For me, it was not being able to go to school because I got sick and caught the flu And going to school is something I love to do Throughout the book, I ve always been trying to find a meaning or moral of this book or the theme Even though what I think of the theme might be completely off, I might never know I believe what Kwame Alexander is trying to express to us through Nicholas Hall is the fact that life can totally be awful However, if we stood a little taller, spoke a little farther, walked a few steps extra, we can turn the whole situation around I m really torn about this one It starts off so strong So very, very strong The poetry is amazing Alexander seamlessly blends style and meter and rhythm and the result is infectious I was 100% in love with the book, but then it sort of crashed for me It started with some weird dings that didn t work Ding 1 The school librarian who was teacher of the year, even though he s not a teacher I know there are some non teaching school librarians out there curse them They re doing the prof I m really torn about this one It starts off so strong So very, very strong The poetry is amazing Alexander seamlessly blends style and meter and rhythm and the result is infectious I was 100% in love with the book, but then it sort of crashed for me It started with some weird dings that didn t work Ding 1 The school librarian who was teacher of the year, even though he s not a teacher I know there are some non teaching school librarians out there curse them They re doing the profession an enormous disservice but there s a large portion of us who teach pretty aggressive schedules, especially elementary librarians That kind of ignorance to the profession rang a little false to me and came across as librarian baiting After all, it s librarians who awarded Alexander the Newbery Medal for The Crossover This is a nitpicky ding, but I take my job seriously, and I teachthan I do anything else Ding 2 The second person but not really narrative construct stopped working, particularly when Alexander would occasionally use we , which doesn t make sense if the other characters are third person One of the other characters would have to be first person for that to work, right Maybe I m overthinking this The conceit only really started to lose me when view spoiler the appendix disaster happened hide spoiler , which itself was a bit of an obvious letdown An unnecessary plot point, in my opinion.Ding 3 And the biggest one of them all What really got to me was the point of the book After all these Big Issues view spoiler divorce hide spoiler , first love, view spoiler eye roll appendicitis hide spoiler it all ends with this weird view spoiler fight violence with violence hide spoiler message It struck me as totally incompatible with Nick s character view spoiler And I didn t buy the bullying angle at all hide spoiler It seemed recklessly slapped together and forced within the confines of an already striking narrative Aside from these dings, I really liked the book It bums me out because I five star loved and ate up the first half of the book before it started to fall apart And even after it was falling apart, I still read most of the book in a single sitting That s how gripping the narration is Make no mistake Kwame Alexander is a force to be reckoned with, and easily one of the best poets out there The man can write circles around most other middle grade novels in verse authors His poetry is exciting, all vim and vigor The man s a singular talent and he seems like a nice guy to boot his Instagram account is wonderful.And I do love that he references several other middle grade books written in verse especially the lesser known ones, like Rhyme Schemer It was a sweet, genuine gesture to his fellow poets In summary The Crossover was Kwame Alexander s slam dunk Booked is insert soccer term that s impressive but maybe not too terribly special here I loved Kwame s Newbery Medal winning book The Crossover, and I liked this one even. Once again, I am reminded of the dazzling power of a verse novel What Kwame Alexander accomplishes and creates in so few words is astonishing Every word and character moves with energy and color in real life tones and voices Relationships, individuals, talk, silence, fear and fun hit the pages and me with force So..let s just jump in and get Booked Twelve year old, Nick Hall is a daydreaming word genius just itching to get out of class and back on the soccer field You will laugh, hurt, and Once again, I am reminded of the dazzling power of a verse novel What Kwame Alexander accomplishes and creates in so few words is astonishing Every word and character moves with energy and color in real life tones and voices Relationships, individuals, talk, silence, fear and fun hit the pages and me with force So..let s just jump in and get Booked Twelve year old, Nick Hall is a daydreaming word genius just itching to get out of class and back on the soccer field You will laugh, hurt, and long right along with him as he tries to deal with bullies at school, divorce at home, and a crush on his dream girl in his heart Can Nick tackle everything life has to throw at him right now Soccer splits and weaves through the heart of this story A sport and passion that holds the story and topics together and on point Humor, bullies, friends, family, competition, and trash talk all come into play But Mr Alexander fits it all in without feeling crowded or overwhelmed in a fun, distinctive verse style Poetry and words jump, flash, and shine across the page in bold type, capital letters, italics, footnotes andThis book is a gift to readers And the words Oh, the words Flummoxed Ragabush Sweven Twain Malapropism Wordbound.Booked is FULL of weird and wonderful words and boy o boy do I adore word magic Mr Alexander certainly knows how to spin the magic word wheel round and round His words stir up wonder and inspiration Words that are fun to say and use like zazzy and yobbery My favorites were hellkite and one particular L word I don t want to spoil, and onomatophobia Onomatophobia How cool is that word rolling off your tongue There are so many words to love here Cachinnate to mewling Verbomania to wordbound If you love words love their letters, shapes, and sounds you MUST read this book.The words and topics will get readers thinking and talking Divorce and bullying are unfortunately very common in our world, so young readers will recognize and identify with Nick s fears and confusion as confusedas a chameleonin a bagof gummy worms The only point I questioned was the juxtaposition of two relationships One couple was willing to bend and compromise with the changing river of life while the other was not What does that say about the couple unwilling to bend What does it say to Nick Maybe that was the point to show readers that some people can t change or compromise See There is a lot to see and discuss Nick, the river is always turning and bending You never know where it s going to go and where you ll wind up Follow the bend One of my favorite ingredients in this story was the humor Nick s voice made me laugh out loud The things he said and imagined in is head will make you smile and giggle From the cheering crowds to the poetry to the NOOOOOOOOs Haha.I loved being in Nick s head All the characters jump to life with such strong, clear voices Every single one Maybe with Nick s friends, family, words and books all teaming up to help Nick will make it through Make his goals and dreams come true I hope so.A powerful novel sure to attract readers.Highly recommended Quotes taken from ARC {DOWNLOAD EPUB} ⚸ Booked Ê 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 Twelve year old Nick is a football mad boy who absolutely hates books In this follow up to the Newbery winning novel The Crossover, football, family, love, and friendship take centre stage as Nick tries to figure out how to navigate his parents break up, stand up to bullies, and impress the girl of his dreams These challenges which seem even harder than scoring a tie breaking, game winning goal change his life, as well as his best friend s This energetic novel in verse by the poet Kwame Alexander captures all the thrills and setbacks, the action and emotion of a World Cup match Just like The Crossover does with basketball, soccer circumvents what Booked is really about family relationships, this time the main character Nick is dealing with his parent s impending divorce and a strained relationship with his parents, particularly his father While it doesn t have the same bounce and groove of The Crossover, Booked is a fantastic stand alone follow up to Alexander s Newbery winning novel in verse I especially loved the character of Mr MacDonald, AKA The Mac, the rapp Just like The Crossover does with basketball, soccer circumvents what Booked is really about family relationships, this time the main character Nick is dealing with his parent s impending divorce and a strained relationship with his parents, particularly his father While it doesn t have the same bounce and groove of The Crossover, Booked is a fantastic stand alone follow up to Alexander s Newbery winning novel in verse I especially loved the character of Mr MacDonald, AKA The Mac, the rapping librarian.What I love most about Alexander s work is that he has made it cool for kids to be lovers of words and language Booked only further strengthens that conviction While I try to tell this to my students, Alexander s books are actually showing it to them.Other things I loved about Booked How the title has multiple, layered meanings throughout the story The subtle and not so subtle homages to the poetry of Langston Hughes While it is mentioned in passing and with lowercase letters, Alexander gives a shoutout to the Nerdy Book Club Nerds and Words is a great name for a book club I kind of want to steal it Booked hits store shelves on April 5, 2016