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Publisher Description

Carnegie Medal winner
A National Book Award Finalist
Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
An NPR Favorite Book of 2019
A New York Times Best Children’s Book of 2019

A Time Best Children’s Book of 2019
A Today Show Best Kids’ Book of 2019
A Washington Post Best Children’s Book of 2019
A School Library Journal Best Middle Grade Book of 2019
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2019
A Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Book of 2019
“As innovative as it is emotionally arresting.” —Entertainment Weekly

From National Book Award finalist and #1 New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds comes a novel told in ten blocks, showing all the different directions kids walks home can take.

This story was going to begin like all the best stories. With a school bus falling from the sky. But no one saw it happen. They were all too busy—

Talking about boogers.
Stealing pocket change.
Skateboarding.
Wiping out.
Braving up.
Executing complicated handshakes.
Planning an escape.
Making jokes.
Lotioning up.
Finding comfort.
But mostly, too busy walking home.

Jason Reynolds conjures ten tales (one per block) about what happens after the dismissal bell rings, and brilliantly weaves them into one wickedly funny, piercingly poignant look at the detours we face on the walk home, and in life.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2019
October 8
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
208
Pages
PUBLISHER
Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
12.8
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades 5-9

Customer Reviews

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Pretty Good Book 3.5⭐️

I wish I could give this 3.5 stars. Since it is ten very different stories, it can be pretty hit or miss. Most of the stories appealed to me, but none of them were really bad. It is written with purposeful mistakes in grammar, and as someone who can be uptight with grammar that was a little hard. However, I was used to it by the end and it was an overall good book.

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