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Title: The Crossover
Author: Kwame Alexander
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
About the book: This book is a blend of hip-hop poetry and normal text. It follows the story of JB, a young basketball talent, who is progressing in his sports career when an unfortunate mishap causes his father to be hospitalised. It only makes him work harder.
What I thought: I really liked this book. I borrowed it from the school library during reading time and couldn’t put it down. I ended up taking it home to read, and it was here that I found out how much I really loved the book.
The hip hop-style poetry really keeps it flowing and exciting and my love of basketball really fuelled it for me as well. It was a good story.
I recommend this book for anyone from 9+ just because some of the words are harder to understand and it deals with some pretty grown-up things towards the end.