Book Reviews of The Crossover

The Crossover
The Crossover
Author: Kwame Alexander
ISBN-13: 9781783443673
ISBN-10: 1783443677
Publication Date: 11/5/2015
Pages: 240
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Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Book Type: Paperback
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One of the many things that I like about book groups is that they take me out of my reading comfort zone. I never would have picked up this book on my own, but I "had" to read it for group and loved it. You don't need to be a basketball fan or a young adult to enjoy the story and use of language in this poem novel.
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Summary:
Told in verse, Josh and Jordan tell their story about growing up. Both of them play basketball and several concrete poems simulate the on-court action of their games. The story goes through Josh and Jordan's family life, character, some trouble, and the consequences that are faced by that trouble.

My thoughts:
Honestly, there isn't any way to give this book justice. There are several styles of verse within this novel and each one adds another element. I just love the way that characters and emotions are built so well with the mix of poetry and plot line. One of the reasons I am such a fan of the novels written in verse is that it takes away the fear of understanding poetry. These are easy to understand and not something that has to be taken apart and dissected for deeper meaning. I loved the word usage and play that happened between words and rhythms.