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Publisher's Summary

One of AudioFile’s Best Audiobooks of 2019!

From National Book Award finalist and New York Times best-selling author Jason Reynolds comes a genre-defying new novel that serves as an homage to sharing the stories we all hold within ourselves.

©2019 Jason Reynolds (P)2019 Simon & Schuster Audio

Critic Reviews

"Ten African-American narrators read these ten interconnected stories, and their performances are uniformly excellent, bringing the cast of characters to vivid life.... Author Reynolds's vibrant language, delivered by the narrator ensemble with style, makes every situation and detail - whether funny, outlandish, sad, or tender - feel genuine, relatable, and full of heart. Reynolds reads the final chapter himself, a poetic conclusion that connects all of the threads in this perfect middle-grade novel." (AudioFile Magazine)

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We all have a point of view.

I really love the simple, but deep premise of this book.

Jason Reynolds, you are an amazing storyteller.

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Best part was Jason

I appreciated the story arc for sure and can see why this has received such acclaim. The highlight for me was when Jason started narrating.

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Wonderful

Magical and wonderful. Life affirming. Loved every story. It’s like a really great box of chocolates.

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Someone for Everyone

Those who have spent any amount of time around middle school students will enjoy and appreciate the unique qualities of each character and their overlapping threads throughout. The artful way each student is painted makes you feel connected to many if not all of these characters. Beautifully and authentically written. Highly recommend!

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Fantastic!!

I really like how each chapter is a stand alone but connects to make a whole. As a middle school teacher I can use it to hook readers, or a a daily read aloud.

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Subpar

Story falls flat and is empty. Not typical Reynolds' quality. Each block fails to become special.

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So CLEVER but I want more!

I truly enjoyed this, my 5 Jason Reynolds book! It was full of humor, shenanigans,& MG heart! Short stories are my jam and I love the way Reynolds linked the stories without being obvious to meet publishing standards. I loved the variety in voices on page & in narration. A Good time just wish I had more and some stories were way too short!

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Details of life are LIFE

What a presence rolls out of these details. Cry, step forward and laugh. Live. As you read. Great book.

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BookBliss

Jason Reynolds never fails! Brilliantly performed and extraordinary stories and characters! A masterpiece, well done!