"Solo" by Kwame Alexander

Updated: Jan 30


TITLE: Solo

AUTHOR: Kwame Alexander

PUBLISHER: Blink

PUBLISHED DATE: August 1, 2017

ISBN: 978-0310761839

PAGES: 464

Solo is Alexander's latest novel in verse about Blade, a talented rocker from a musical family who misses his mother and resents his alcoholic father. One night, after a painful family argument some facts about his identity are revealed. Blades new revelation take him to Ghana in search of his heritage but ultimately, the young man finds much more.

This book was just okay for me. It didn't hit me like some of Alexander's other novels, but I think there's a lot in this story to unpack. It's a solid novel that I think a lot of teens will like.

blinkyabooks: Kwame Alexander on Writing His YA Novel, Solo

Recommendation: Fans of Alexander will really appreciate his latest installment.

Audience: Young Adults and up

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