Saturday, January 28, 2012

Book Review: Alec London: Making The Team

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Alec London: Making The Team

Stephanie Perry Moore & Derrick Moore
4 Stars
In Alec London: Making the Team by Stephanie Perry Moore and Derrick Moore, Alec is a typical kid dealing with school and family. Alec becomes upset because his mother leaves for a job opportunity in another city. Alec is left with his father and a brother who tortures him. In addition, Alec’s grandmother comes to live with them to help and nothing is the same.

Alec’s sees there is a strain on his relationship with his parents especially when he finds out that his father will be working at his school. Alec’s father is trying his best to keep his family together but it is getting harder every day. Alec turns to his friends Morgan and Trey to help him get through his troubles. When Alec realizes that his father will always be there for him and his mother’s love never goes away all of his worries seem small.

Making the Team is about a young boy dealing with issues within his family while trying to live a normal life. This is an exceptional book for youth because it deals with realistic issues that we see in families every day. I love the end of the chapter letters and word finds these activities will help young readers understand the message from the book. The plot and characters were well developed. I recommend this book to readers in the age range of 8-12.

This book was provided by TyWebbin Creations for review purposes.

Teresa Beasley
A&RBC Reviews

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