BOOK REVIEW: Solo by Kwame Alexander
BOOK REVIEW: Solo by Kwame Alexander
Mackenzie Slusser
Friday, December 01, 2017


Solo, a YA novel in poetic verse, tells the story of seventeen-year-old Blade Morrison, whose life is bombarded with scathing tabloids and a father struggling with just about every addiction under the sun—including a desperate desire to make a comeback. Haunted by memories of his mother and his family’s ruin, Blade’s only hope is in the forbidden love of his girlfriend. But when he discovers a deeply protected family secret, Blade sets out on a journey across the globe that will change everything he thought to be true.


My Review

I love how this book nods to many rock 'n’ roll legends by sprinkling in lyrics from some of their arguably best songs. Some legendary rock bands that are referenced in this book include: Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, Guns N’ Roses and many more. The words that came to mind after I finished this book were literally, “What. A. Ride.” I’m not even kidding. I was absolutely blown away by this story. It takes the reader on a journey that they have never expected to take. I was left wanting more after I finished reading this book, but it’s true when they say, “All good things must come to an end.” I recommend this book to anyone who has a love and an appreciation of rock 'n’ roll and to anyone who is looking for a book to leave you pondering over it long after you finished reading it. Four out of five stars!