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.
This electric and heartfelt novel-in-verse by poet Kwame Alexander bends and breaks as it captures all the thrills and setbacks, action and emotion of a World Cup match!
I love the way Kwame Alexander uses the power of words in this story. With the help of Nick's librarian words mean so much more than just letters written down on a piece of paper. Humor and sports are woven together effortlessly as Alexander tells about the challenges Nick faces. And of course, there is a little mystery thrown in with the mysterious dragonfly box. What is inside? Why is it so special? A dragonfly can symbolizes change and self-realization, but what does this mean for Nick?
Booked will appeal to a variety of readers and will surely get some hooked on narrative poetry as well. Great for reluctant readers, book lovers, and sports fans.