Swing

Swing

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"Noah and his best friend Walt want to become cool, make the baseball team, and win over Sam, the girl Noah has loved for years. When Noah finds old love letters, Walt hatches a plan to woo Sam. But as Noah's love life and Walt's baseball career begin, the letters alter everything"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Blink, 2018
ISBN: 9780310761914
0310761913
9780310761945
0310761948
Branch Call Number: FICTION Ale
Description: 448 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Hess, Mary Rand

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Noah and his best friend Walt want to become cool, make the baseball team, and win over Sam, the girl Noah has loved for years. When Noah finds old love letters, Walt hatches a plan to woo Sam. But as Noah's love life and Walt's baseball career begin, the letters alter everything.


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LPL_EricaS Dec 07, 2018

Kwame Alexander’s poetic style is a perfect match for handling the complex relationships in this novel in verse. He tells the story of Walt, who wants to be called Swing, and Noah, two high school juniors on the quest to find cool and a spot on the school’s baseball team. Walt is such an optimistic character (he even gets Hug Life tattooed on his arm instead of Thug Life) that you can’t help falling in love with him. He’s trying his best to share his enthusiasm for life with Noah and encourages his to profess his love to Samantha. After gaining some inspiration and courage from a jazz musician’s old love letters, he begins to create his own mixed-media masterpieces that find their way into Sam’s hands. At the same time this love story is weaving through the pages, another more troubling plot starts picking up. A plot that involves American flags, broken hearts, and a city’s unrest.

OPL_KrisC Sep 04, 2018

In this powerful and moving novel-in-verse from Kwame Alexander, Noah is trying to find a way to let his best friend know that he likes her as more than a friend while another friend tries to give him advice. But then something happens to change everything....

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OPL_KrisC Sep 04, 2018

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