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Tanmay, Dartford Grammar School

Rebound

Rebound was an interesting book about growing up and coping with losses- in this Charlie Bell's loss of his role model of a father. It is written in poetry style writing but still understandable, making it a quick and understandable read for those with little time to read.

The book really portrays emotions and tells us about the rights and wrongs of life and the fact that you can get carried away by dealing with losses. After Charlie's father dies and his house burns down, he gets in all sorts of trouble from stealing cardboard boxes with his friends to buy snacks to being accidentally caught by the police because of drugs that are in a bag that isn't his.

It all makes perfect sense and the book really talks about ways in which sport or any distraction(considering it is the right decision being made -in one case where Charlie was carried away by dealing with drugs-)is all it takes from taking your mind off grieving. Reiterating on my original point, this book really deals in various emotions going through Charlie's mind especially when he is dealing with loss.

I would strongly recommend this book to any young basketball players and young people who have suffered a loss. I think Kwame Alexander targeted these people and any teenager in general as it talks about various stages of life.

Posted on: 5th June 2019 at 08:44 pm

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