Before Josh and Jordan Bell were streaking up and down the court, their father was learning his own moves. In this prequel to Newbery Medal winner The Crossover, Chuck Bell takes center stage, as readers get a glimpse of his childhood and how he became the jazz music worshipping, basketball star his sons look up to. ...
|Title||:||Rebound (The Crossover 0.5)|
|Number of Pages||:||416 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Rebound (The Crossover 0.5) Reviews
I didn’t think this was possible, but I love this even more than The Crossover. This prequel is expertly written as it makes you forget what you know is coming, but is also so very satisfying as it puts some bows on some answers.
The writing is phenomenal, but the characters are even better. I love every, single one..yes, Charlie/Chuck, mom, CJ are all amazing, but the grandparents stole the show for me. Granddad is sassy and sweet and tender and tough.
You’ll love it.
Thanks to HMH Kids for the advance copy of this book for review - all opinions are my own.
I adore THE CROSSOVER, as do my students, and this prequel is just as wonderful. While it technically could be read as a stand alone, this story is so much more meaningful when read with the context of Chuck Bell as the basketball star father from THE CROSSOVER. I highly recommend this stellar novel in verse for purchase in all middle grade libraries - I will be purchasing for both my elementary and middle ...more
I love when the pre-sequel is as good, if not better than, the first book. I cried. Hard. And laughed. Hard. Kwame’s books are perfect.
I loved reading Rebound. Especially the ending.
And his grandpa. Love him fiercely.
And the comics (poetry slam in comics!!!!!)
And the corny jokes -- burst out laughing in several places (too much sax & violins!)
But really, the power of metaphor to open your heart.
For all of us when we feel storm-beaten and shattered, how we can hold onto hope. Thank you.
I really enjoyed how small bits of the story were short comic strips. It really brought out the story and Charlie's, the main character, thoughts. I also thought the format and wording of this story was nice, but some parts weren't that clear. I wasn't able to understand the perspective of the last bits of the story, but I'm pretty sure it was just that I have limited understanding of things...?
If you read The Crossover, you know that Josh and Jordan's dad Chuck was a basketball legend. If you read Rebound, you'll find out that he NEVER guessed that would be a possibility.
Charlie Bell, who later is the great Chuck “Da Man” Bell in The Crossover, is a young boy of 12 who just lost his father. He doesn’t know how to grieve, and neither does his mother. They struggle to be around one another so much so that eventually Charlie’s mother decides to send him to spend the summer with his paternal grandparents in Washington, D.C. She believes it will help both of them heal. At first, Charlie is quite reluctant to leave his best friends CJ and Skinny, but soon he enjoys sp ...more
Kwame kills it with this Crossover prequel about the boys’ dad. I loved it. And per usual, cried.
I think students will especially love the graphic novel pages that are inserted throughout. It’s a hybrid structure that we have not encountered before.....lyrical and graphic novel!