• "A beautifully measured novel of life and line"

    The New York Times Book Review
  • "This novel in verse is rich in character and relationships . . . Poet Alexander deftly reveals the power of the format to pack an emotional punch"

    starred review, Kirkus
  • "Alexander has crafted a story that vibrates with energy and heat and begs to be read aloud. A slam dunk"

    starred review, School Library Journal
  • "The poems dodge and weave with the speed of a point guard driving for the basket . . . swings from moments of swagger-worthy triumph to profound pain"

    starred review, Publishers Weekly
  • "Full of heartbreak and exhilaration"

    The Best Books for Young Minds, Metro

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