Crossover(Newbery Winner 2015)
“A BOLT OF LIGHTNING ON MY KICKS…
THE COURT IS SIZZLING.
MY SWEAT IS DRIZZLING.
STOP ALL THAT QUIVERING. CUZ TONIGHT I’M DELIVERING.”
raps basketball phenom Josh Bell. Thanks to his dad, he and his twin brother, Jordan, are kings on the court, with crossovers that make even the toughest ballers cry. But Josh has more than hoops in his blood. He’s got a river of rhymes flowing through him—a sick flow that helps him find his rhythm when everything’s on the line.
As their winning season unfolds, things begin to change. When Jordan meets the new girl in school, the twins’ Tight-knit bond unravels. In this heartfelt novel, basketball and. Rotherhood intertwine to show Josh and Jordan that life doesn’t come with a playbook and, sometimes, it’s not about winning.
As I go through these Newbery Winners one after the other I don’t take much time to even know what I’m about to read. The cover was a basketball photo and that’s all I had to go on.
This book is written in a hip hop poetic style, very few words per page, very upbeat feel. What came to mind as I was reading… this is a great easy chapter book that’s hip and fun for any young person who isn’t fan of reading yet, but loves sports and music! It’s an easy chapter book, it’s hip and fun!
Even though this book is easy to work your way through, it is well written. This book deals with coming of age issues, loyalty, family and of course basketball!
You can find it here on Amazon…The Crossover (The Crossover Series)
You don’t have to be a basketball fan to enjoy this Newbery Winner! Have a wonderful Saturday morning friends! Thanks for reading my Newberry review!
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