Book review: The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

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Book review: The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

This book review of The Crossover is brought to you by Book Boy Jr (12).

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.

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Written by Book Boy

I'm a 15-year-old Aussie boy who loves to read. My favourite books include 'Jasper Jones', 'To Kill A Mockingbird' and 'The Lord Of The Rings'. My website contains reviews of books from junior fiction to YA novels and, now, adult reads as well. I only review books I like. My brother writes younger reviews for Book Boy as Book Boy Jr. My book reviews have appeared in The Sunday Telegraph, and on sites such as Children's Books Daily, Creative Kids Tales and Inside A Dog. I am a former member of the #LoveOzYA committee (2018).

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