It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme started by Book Journey. The folks over at Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers have given it a children’s/YA spin. I thought it would be a fun way to recap last week’s reading and give a sneak peek of my TBR pile.
Last Week’s Book:
When Fast Break by Mike Lupica opens, 12 year-old Jayson is contemplating stealing a pair of new basketball shoes. It’s not his first theft–since his mother died a month or so ago and her latest boyfriend took off soon after, Jayson has been avoiding the authorities, stealing so he can eat, and pretending everything is OK at school and on the court. After the store manager catches Jayson in the act, he is put into the foster system and must not only live with a new family but also play on a new team. Jayson’s struggle to adapt to his new life and fear of his friends and teammates finding about his old one are well portrayed, and Lupica includes a satisfying amount of basketball action for fans of the sport. This is definitely a solid middle school read.
Currently Reading/Listening To: