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Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Middle School Fiction

F/A Myers, Walter Dean. Kick. HarperCollins, 2011. 208 p. 9780062004901 $16.99

Kevin is a young teen whose life is in limbo. He is a rising soccer star but some poor choices and anger issues have gotten him into trouble. Sgt. Brown has been brought in to figure out what happened the night Kevin was arrested. Will Sgt. Brown save Kevin from jail? This book is a collaboration between Walter Dean Myers and a teenage fan, Ross Workman, and it shows. We never really get to know the characters and the writing is not up to Myers' usual standard.

Sarah Mae Harper, CoLAPL- AC Bilbrew Library

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