Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Twins Josh and Jordan Bell are basketball phenoms.  They have always worked as an amazing team cheered on by the dad, a retired professional player.  For the first time, though, the brothers have something come between them when Jordan begins dating "Miss Sweet Tea" and ignores Josh.  Their problems are exacerbated by their father's health problems and an on the court fight.  Told in free verse this book had too much basketball play by play for me (even though several reviews say that you don't even have to understand basketball to get what is happening) but I liked the rest of the story which takes a surprising twist towards the end.  I was highly distracted by the nickname "Filthy McNasty", however.