I recently read Kwame Alexander's Booked, which is about a middle school soccer player living a fairly ordinary life (for a kid who's pretty good at soccer), who really doesn't love reading. Other characters include mother, father, best friend, rapping librarian, cute girl who's in the book club...complications, of course, follow. It's written in verse - each short chapter is a poem. I wasn't sure I'd like it, but gave it a try. GOOOAL!
The very first poem has a kind of visual joke - just notice what stands out and you'll put it together, hint, hint. Each poem is different. Most are funny. A few will put a hitch in your mental stride. You, too, will wonder what's in the box.
If you aren't in to soccer, here's a further list of ten novels in verse worth checking out. You may discover that poetry can tell a great story.
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