Sophie, Carnegie and Cake
I think Rebound is a very good book. I wouldn't be surprised if it won! I found myself getting through it very quickly as it was such a easily and short read.
I was put off the book at first due to the front cover (as it was a picture of a boy playing basketball and I don't enjoy sport) but as I read, I learnt that the book wasn't really about sport and it had a much deeper message which was touching at moments. I think the book was written very well and I don't think I would have enjoyed it as much if it wasn't written in blank verse. I loved the comic strips in the book as well - I thought they reflected on Charlie's character and made the book very touching and prevented it from getting boring. They also gave us an idea of what the characters looked like. I could tell the author had spent a very long time on this book. I also thought the setting and characterization were very good too because I could imagine all the scenery and characters in my head.
The only part I didn't like about the book was the ending as I had to read it several times over and it still didn't make sense, as there was no context to it what so ever. I think either that the author shouldn't have put it there (although I see why they did) or they should have introduced the characters (Charlie's sons) so the section made more sense. I also thought the first page was confusing but I loved it when it was repeated at the end, -that made it make a lot more sense. I also would have loved to have read some more about CJ as I think she was a very important and likable character especially as she got married to the main character. My only other complaint is that when anyone else spoke it was in italics and it didn't tell you who was speaking, this sometimes made it confusing as I was unaware of who was speaking.
Overall I think that rebound is a very good book and I would rate it an 8/10
Posted on: 4th April 2019 at 03:00 pm
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