When the heart gets lost, let the music find you.Blade never asked for a life of the rich and famous. In fact, hed give anything not to be the son of Rutherford Morrison, a washed-up rock star and drug addict with delusions of a comeback. Or to no longer be part of a family known most for lost potential, failure, and tragedy. The one true light is his girlfriend, Chapel, but her parents have forbidden their relationship, assuminglike manythat Blade will become just like his father.In reality, the only thing Blade has in common with Rutherford is the music that lives inside them. But not even the songs that flow through Blades soul are enough when hes faced with two unimaginable realities: the threat of losing Chapel forever, and the revelation of a long-held family secret, one that leaves him questioning everything he thought was true. All that remains is a letter and a ticket to Ghanaboth of which could bring Blade the freedom and love hes been searching for, or leave him feeling even more adrift....
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Nicely written, but. Blade is every bit as self-absorbed as his parents, and never quite seems to realize that, even though it sucks that his mother is dead and his father is an addict, he's also privileged in that he has enough money to have virtually unlimited options in life and, more importantly, a family who is as loving and supportive as they are damaged. There's also a bit of a believability problem when it comes to his family secret: his family is so damn rich and famous that it strains ...more
Honestly, in the end, I got really confused!
The book is unquestionably is written nicely.
"Blade" the main character, his emotions and his thoughts were portrayed too real, that anyone will get from where he is coming, yet the book doesn't really have a lot of stressful points. There were some turning points here and there, except I was curious if the last pages will have a more stressful event, but that was not the case!
In the end, there were tears and sad emotions, however, that's not what I r ...more
I gave this an extra star because the audiobook included original song recordings.
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for a copy of the ebook!
I really love Kwame's books. They are so easy to relate to for kids and adults, especially reluctant readers. I live in a rural community, so the kids don't check them out as much in my public library, but they are checked out a lot in the school one. His recent books have all been middle grade, but this newest is young adult for sure! I really, really hate to say this, but this book was just okay for me. I feel like it needed to b ...more
Kwame Alexander sure does have a way with words. This book was much different then what I thought it would be, and I am SO glad that I read it.
Blade is not exactly the average teenager but his experiences definitely have a familiar tone. As he matures in age and mind he discovers that not everything revolves around him and his small world.
Kwame Alexander can write a novel in verse better than anyone. He has those gut-punching moments interspersed with comedy and his characters are incredibly relatable.
Kwame Alexander has a thing, poem (or in this case lyric) packed books with particular appeal to teenage boys. That is such a wonderful thing! The boys at my school lap up his books, he writes sport so beautifully and he has such great things to say to his audience, thing like, you can be great even if you are not the greatest at this one thing, it is ok to show weakness, you don't have to be That Guy all the time - you can be you and it will be fine.
This particular book is the story of a young ...more
Yes, yes, yes. I nearly missed my exit while I listened to this gorgeous book, read by the author.
Blade Morrison is sick of living in the shadow of his rockstar dad, who has a tendency to ruin the good things in Blade's life lately. At just the right (or wrong?) time, a family secret comes out, and Blade travels across the world on a mission to find his roots.
Solo is my first novel in verse, and oh me oh my, am I sold on this form.
From the Best Books We Read in August 2017 at Book Riot.