My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is a good, quick read. The book is done in free verse, and Nikki Grimes really "gets" middle school girls. Joylin is a tomboy--jeans, sneakers, hoodies, and she is a great basketball player. She's mostly friends with boys, but--just friends. As we all know, there are always changes in middle school, and so Joylin makes the girl's basketball team, and her best friend makes the show choir, but they do still keep in touch with texts and occasionally sitting together at lunch. Of course, there are physical changes too, and then, Joylin discovers boys. Well, one boy in particular. Her life is turned upside down. I think any middle school girl will be able to relate to Joy's story.
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