Top positive review
Beautifully crafted and a unique story...
Reviewed in the United States on January 11, 2019
This review was actually a pretty tough decision. Swing is another well-crafted novel by the much-acclaimed and beloved author, Kwame Alexander.
I had the opportunity to hear him speak/read a few years ago, so I think I’m automatically biased now that Alexander’s work is always fantastic.
Everything about swing is interesting and unique. I freaking love quirky Walt or “Swing”...he’s a focused, lovable dweeb who’s also a dedicated friend and you want to slap him silly and hug him at the same time.
Noah is also lovable and his plight of unrequited love hits close to home with almost any YA reader.
I’m still so torn, though. I’m confused by the abrupt ending. I get that life often deals us blows that destroy us out of nowhere, but I also don’t get it.