Saturday, July 02, 2016

Book forty-seven: Booked by Kwame Alexander

Similar to Brown Girl Dreaming, this book is poetry that tells a story about a boy who loves soccer, is trying to understand and survive his parents' divorce, and is in love with a girl in his class he can hardly get the courage to talk to. I guess I'm less impressed with these books because I don't think the poetry is all that amazing. Don't get me wrong, as an English Lit. major, I appreciate poetry. But the word play is less intense than one finds in the classics. The beautiful combinations of the mundane and the inspired aren't there. But then I'm not the target audience.

47 down plus 5 to go.

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