And November is here which means it’s almost time for Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Yay! But that also means it is time for my October Wrap Up. I read a total of seven books for a total of 1,942 pages. I really wanted to read more but I am just glad to be out of my reading slump once again. And here are the books I read in October:
1 | Boy 21 by Matthew Quick
Young Adult Sports Contemporary
Pretty interesting story following two boys who, in their own way, are out of place and both play basketball. Only Finley plays basketball to escape, whereas Russ doesn’t play basketball as a way to forget. Russ is a rich kid who is brought to live with his grandparents in a less wealthy neighborhood after the death of his parents. Finley is one of the few whites kid in a predominantly black neighborhood. Their stories intersect when Finley’s basketball coach asks him to watch over Russ and try to encourage him to play basketball again.
At first I found this story weird. I’m like man this boy must really be trying to avoid some deep stuff to refer to himself as Boy 21. But as we learn more about Russ, I begun to love the story.
My rating: 5 stars