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Garvey's Choice by Nikki Grimes

Garvey's Choice

by Nikki Grimes

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  tifhayes | May 22, 2017 |
This is more a collection of poems that tell a story than a novel-in-verse. A succinct yet succulent choice of words. The simple summary is a young boy's father pushes sports but he discovers song. But the cadence, rhythm, what is said, what is unsaid make it an exquisite story. ( )
  geraldinefm | Nov 7, 2016 |
I am not a fan of poetry, mainly because I it takes too much work to interpret it. However, I am a fan of this book of poetry because not only do I understand the various messages contained in these poems, but because they are written to be understood and enjoyed. This book of poems describes Garvey’s uncomfortable relationship with his dad who wants him to be a sports jock despite the fact that he is chubby and not athletically inclined. It describes his relationships with his more accepting mom, his sister who teases him but is also supportive of his interests and his friendships with boys who share and encourage him to not only join chorus, but to accept himself as he is. This is a wonderful look at life through the eyes of a boy who is unique as all are. ( )
  Susan.Macura | Nov 6, 2016 |
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