The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
When I first picked up this book and saw that it was written in free verse, I didn’t think I could handle an entire story told in poems. But, I started reading, and before I knew it, I had read one third of it, and I was hooked! Definitely worthy of the Newbery Award, the story flows smoothly and quickly using poetic style to enhance the plot. Despite the brevity of words, I still felt there was adequate character development in this very moving story. I loved Josh, JB, Miss Sweet Tea, and Da Man! Be sure to have tissues nearby when you get to the end!
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