February 23, 2020 4:23 PM - by Kwame Alexander - Subscribe

Blade never asked for a life of the rich and famous. In fact, he’d give anything not to be the son of Rutherford Morrison, a washed-up rock star and drug addict with delusions of a comeback. Or to no longer be part of a family known most for lost potential, failure, and tragedy, including the loss of his mother. The one true light is his girlfriend, Chapel, but her parents have forbidden their relationship, assuming Blade will become just like his father. In reality,...

It's a YA novel of love lost, love found, self-discovery and family, told almost entirely in free verse, text messaging transcripts, and song lyrics. It's one coolest things I've read in a very long time, and I've already moved on to another Kwame Alexander book.
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