Booked by Kwame Alexander

Told in verse, Booked is a fast-paced novel that follows Nick, a 12-year-old soccer fanatic who counts down the minutes before he can go home with friends and play sports games online until the wee hours of the morning. Nick’s sharp wit and energy are instantly recognizable to young readers, as he is not interested in school and books until family tensions, problems with friendship, and girls’ concerns about safety in fiction beg him. With dynamic writing, exciting scenes full of high-sport action and lots of new love words, Booked will delight young readers!