Booked

Booked

eBook - 2016
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Like lightning/you strike/fast and free/legs zoom/down field/eyes fixed/ on the checkered ball/on the goal/ten yards to go/can't nobody stop you/ can't nobody cop you... In this follow-up to the Newbery-winning novel THE CROSSOVER, soccer, family, love, and friendship, take center stage as twelve-year-old Nick learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams. Helping him along are his best friend and sometimes teammate Coby, and The Mac, a rapping librarian who gives Nick inspiring books to read. This electric and heartfelt novel-in-verse by poet Kwame Alexander bends and breaks as it captures all the thrills and setbacks, action and emotion of a World Cup match!
Publisher: [S.I.] : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.
ISBN: 9780544787711
0544787714
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Summary: Like lightning/you strike/fast and free/legs zoom/down field/eyes fixed/ on the checkered ball/on the goal/ten yards to go/can't nobody stop you/ can't nobody cop you... In this follow-up to the Newbery-winning novel THE CROSSOVER, soccer, family, love, and friendship, take center stage as twelve-year-old Nick learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams. Helping him along are his best friend and sometimes teammate Coby, and The Mac, a rapping librarian who gives Nick inspiring books to read. This electric and heartfelt novel-in-verse by poet Kwame Alexander bends and breaks as it captures all the thrills and setbacks, action and emotion of a World Cup match!

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lilCARROT
Aug 01, 2018

Verse novels are great, and Kwame Alexander made them amazing.

ArapahoeLaura Feb 07, 2018

A novel in verse about words, sports, and growing up. I can't think of anyone who wouldn't like this!

OPL_KrisC Jan 31, 2018

I used to hate reading novels in verse, but now I love them and Kwame Alexander is one of the reasons why. It doesn't matter if his book is sports-related like in Booked with soccer or music-related like in Solo. In Booked, I love how Kwame's words flow and the imagery you get. I think that both boys and girls would love this book.

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Chapel_Hill_KatieJ
Apr 15, 2017

Nick is the son of a linguistics professor and horse trainer. Nick is pulled in many different directions by his family, school, friends, and eventually his health. He wants to focus only on soccer and an upcoming tournament where he will play against his best friend. Told in verse, this is another amazing book by Kwame Alexander.

ArapahoeStaff2 Sep 11, 2016

The poetry flows so seamlessly. I loved the friendship between Nick and Coby, the soccer references, and the constant footnotes of big words.

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WesleyZeng
Aug 30, 2016

great book

ArapahoeMary Aug 24, 2016

Not quite as satisfying as Alexander's Newbery-winning The Crossover, but a wonderful read nonetheless. The characters are real and appealing and their experiences will resonate with upper elementary and middle school readers. Don't be put off by the poetry format - it works so well!

ArapahoeAlyson Aug 11, 2016

"I laughed, I cried..." No really I did! Amazing book - but what was in Mac's box???

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ransari
Jul 16, 2016

I quite like "booked" by Kwame Alexander. I play soccer as a goalie, so reading this was enjoyable. The words flow smoothly and the poetry is fabulous. A really funny, zesty book the got me perked when I read it.

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maggiegouker
Jul 11, 2016

Really great book. Highly recommend it!

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