capricious nerd / nerd teacher [books] reviewed The Crossover

Siblings and growing up.

4 star

This book was lovely. The structure really made it interesting, forcing you to reread things to get the right flow because sometimes lines played double duty.

The effects of growing up on a sibling relationship was such a wonderful background to this story, though I think it might have too much of a sports focus for me. It was really …

The Crossover (2015, Andersen Press)

4 star

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

12-year-old Josh and his twin Jordan have basketball in their blood. They’re kings of the court, star players for their school team. Their father used to be a champion player and they each want nothing more than to follow in his footsteps. Both on and off the court, there is conflict and hardship which will test Josh’s bond with his …