Book Review: Booked by Kwame Alexander
Nick is great at soccer, but not so thrilled about reading. On top of teachers making him read novels in class, his father is making him read the dictionary, and his crazy librarian keeps trying to get him to join book club! Good thing there is soccer, his best friend Coby, and his crush April.
Told in verse, this is a beautifully written story. So much happened in the plot, but it didn’t feel forced. There are moments of poetic brilliance in this book. I also love the books Alexander chose to highlight at the end. Other great examples of novels in verse. I’m excited to read other books by this author.
Quotes…since I can’t quote as much as I’d like, here is a great discussion on parents between Nick and Mr. Mac (the librarian)
Why do parents suck?
Try a different word.
My bad, Mr. Mac. Why do GUARDIANS SUCK?
Ha! Ha! Who your parents are now is not who they were or who they will be. You may not like them now, but you will.
Recommended Grades: 7-12
Genre: Novel in Verse
Overall Opinion: Recommend