by Jason Reynolds
YA Contemporary, 2017 by Atheneum, 306 Pages
What I Didn’t Like:
- Short and it leaves you with questions. Now we know I don’t have a problem with this but if you’re the kind of reader who likes all loose ends tied up, you may not like this one.
What I Did Like:
- Lyrical and beautiful. The audiobook is also narrated by the author, which lends and air of spoken word poetry to the entire thing. It’s captivating.
- Powerful message implied without hitting you upside the head with it. It’s there and it resonates. The note from the author at the end of the audiobook is also worth a read to really bring it home.
- The graphic novel captures the poetry beautifully. The artwork is perfect. Really, this just proves any format of this one is worth the time.
Who Should Read This One:
- Fans of powerful contemporary stories that pack a lesson in short, beautiful language.
- Poetry or spoken word fans will also like this one (for spoken word check out the audiobook).
My Rating: 5 Stars
- This one is super powerful and recommended in any format for contemporary or poetry fans.