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Publisher's Summary

In this middle grade novel-in-verse by the Newbery Medal-winning and Coretta Scott King Honor Award-winning author of The Crossover, soccer, family, love, and friendship take center stage as 12-year-old Nick learns the power of words when he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams. Helping him along are his best friend and sometimes teammate, Coby; and The Mac, a rapping librarian who gives Nick inspiring books to read.

This electric and heartfelt novel-in-verse by poet Kwame Alexander bends and breaks as it captures all the thrills and setbacks, action and emotion of a World Cup match!

©2016 Kwame Alexander (P)2016 Recorded Books

What the critics say

"Author Kwame Alexander ( The Crossover) brings a natural energy to his reading..." ( AudioFile)

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Awesome story and narration

We saw the review that criticized the narration but I’m so glad we bought this book. Listed to it on family road trip w twin 11 year old boys. After starting by telling us they didn’t want to listen to it, they ended up loving it! I highly recommend.

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  • 2019-05-23

Good story, disappointed in narration

I was so excited when I saw that the author was the narrator of the story. I struggled though, with the fact that the author / narrator didn't seem to change voices at all for different characters and it made it very confusing at times when listening to dialogue. I also felt many times like the author was reading a script he had not read before versus the book that he wrote himself. It is a great story though, but I think it would have been better if I read the actual book instead of listening to the audio book.

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  • TAMALA
  • 2018-07-21

Amazing

This book was beyond amazing. 😁 EVERYONE MUST READ IT!!! Oh my gosh it was so amazing

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  • Amy Wedehase
  • 2020-03-20

Too much rhythm.

This book was much slower than the first, Crossover. The audible version by the narrator was a lot more “sing song”, yet monotone.

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  • Katie
  • 2020-02-12

nice

mmm yes very good book mmm yes good very good yes but yes much good

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  • Molly
  • 2019-09-18

Best

This book was great, I read it because Kwame Alexander is my favorite author.

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  • LL
  • 2019-04-25

This book is great!

I teach 6th grade in Texas and my students as well as myself enjoyed this book! Hopefully, there will be a sequel to "Booked." The author writes in a way that catches you from the start. May God continue to bless you and your writing, Mr. Alexander. Blessings, L. Lewis

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  • Rachael Street
  • 2018-03-11

Awesome!

My 9-year old son introduced me to this book! He got it from the school library and couldn't put it down! He suggested that we got the audible version so I obliged! Awesome book!

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  • Russell Bernard
  • 2017-09-21

What is in the Dragonfly box?

enjoyable teen fiction, you can't go wrong with Kwame Alexander to catch the issues of a young teenage boy. I still wonder what is in the dragonfly box. I guess you will just have to listen and make up your own mind. I have also listened to the crossover and will listen to his new book solo as soon as it comes out. I like that Nick actually struggles with life as most teenagers do but he does figure it out in the end.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2017-08-01

a solid book

it had a slow start but the book turned out interesting as the story progressed

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  • Natasha Tilley
  • 2016-04-26

best book ever

it was really good im glad i bought it i loved how he overcome his fears

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