The stakes couldn’t be higher for Nick Hall when things get dicey with his best friend and beloved soccer team, the bullies at school won’t leave him alone, there’s a special girl he wants to impress, and his parents’ marriage is rocky at best. Will he dribble through his opponents or will the defense of life thwart his shot?
Written by Newberry Medalist Kwame Alexander in his trademark rhyming verse, this novel is sure to be the golden goal for every reader willing to play.
Booked is highly suggested for readers in grade three and up who enjoy soccer, poetry, and rap. Alexander’s books in verse are especially recommended for struggling, or below grade readers.