Friday, January 12, 2018

Long Division by Kiese Laymon (on Hoopla)

Long Division
by Kiese Laymon [currently available only in e-formats] 

Something about the way he started the first chapter helped me realize this book would be very different from everything else I would read this year. It’s a real adventure going into a new or suggested book not really knowing what you’re getting into. You may also understand the perplexity that comes with reading a book on an e-reader and trying to determine if your bookmarks saved correctly or if you forgot how to turn pages properly. So just so you’re not as confused as I was, this is a book about a few time-traveling teens who try to understand their place in the world between the years 2013, 1985, and 1964. You’ll want to pay special attention to the True or False quiz that the principal gives main character City when he gets in trouble at school. That may be where the lessons in this story lie. However, I am no longer certain that I can truly read or understand anything in this world if I haven’t read or listened to it three times.

[ official Kiese Laymon web site ]

Recommended by Naomi S.
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