April 6, 2016

Top 1(0) Tuesday: Last 5 Star Read

Hosted by Broke and Bookish

As I was explaining in an earlier post, I want to keep blogging but in order to do that I really need to simplify what I do.  

Top Ten Tuesday is an awesome weekly meme, but I just can't do 10! I don't have the time.  
So I'm going to keep it simple and to the point and only share 1-2 picks for the week's current topic. Which is why it's titled Top 1(0)! And FYI this was last week's topic!

Today the topic is:Last 5 Star Book You've Read

For me that would be The Crossover by Kwame Alexander.
I absolutely adored and was moved by this book!
If you haven't read it you should.  It's a quick read since it's written in verse.  But don't let that fool you - it's packed with emotion!

"With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . .The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. Cuz tonight I'm delivering," announces dread-locked, 12-year old Josh Bell. He and his twin brother Jordan are awesome on the court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood, he's got mad beats, too, that tell his family's story in verse, in this fast and furious middle grade novel of family and brotherhood.

Josh and Jordan must come to grips with growing up on and off the court to realize breaking the rules comes at a terrible price, as their story's heart-stopping climax proves a game-changer for the entire family.

1 comment:

  1. I feel you Jill. Sometimes I just can't come up with ten things or it doesn't work out for me timing wise, but I really enjoy the TTT lists. I like your pick BTW. Can't wait for Booked to release.