Booked by Kwame Alexander

OK. I confess, I'm hooked. I did not think that I would be actively seeking out books of poetry, but Crossover changed me! I LOVED it and couldn't wait for this second book by the same author! And I was not disappointed. I think I liked it even better. One thing that I, as an English teacher and self confessed "word nerd", love is Alexander's love of big, precise, unusual words. He makes words fun!

I really liked the character of Nick. Again, he felt like a real person. His reactions and responses to various people and situations felt real.

And I loved the variety of poems!

The crazy librarian recommended a number of other books and I am tracking them down as fast as I can!