Monday, May 9, 2011

"Black and White" by Paul Volponi is a Super Read! (UPDATED)

Black and White by Paul Volponi is a teen novel about how a few bad decisions can wreck a friendship and a promising future. Marcus and Eddie were close friends on the high school basketball team with hopes of getting college scholarships. They started robbing people to get some fast cash until things got out of hand one day and Eddie shot a man who could ID Marcus. Marcus was black and Eddie was white. The part I liked best was how the parents were affected. It is an interesting quick read that deals with friendship, consequences and the unfairness of the justice system. I would recommend this to teens.  (Karen's review 5/9/11)

(Gerard's review 5/4/11)
What a super book to start the month of May with! Black and White by Paul Volponi tells the story of two young teen boys who play on the same high school basketball team—one black, one white. They are best friends and turn to crime to get some money. What I enjoyed about this book is that it is told from the black side and the white side. It is a young adult novel but I think any age would like it. I know I did! I highly recommend you read this one—it's good!!

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1 comment:

  1. This was an amazing book, I had to read this book for my school summer reading assignment, and to be honest it is much beetter than i thought it would be!


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