Bronx Masquerade, by Nikki Grimes, is a great book, especially if you like poetry. It tells the story of 18 teenagers, all struggling through their senior year at high school. Their English teacher decides to have Open Mic Friday, where the students bring poetry to share. Pretty soon, the whole school gets wind of Open Mic Friday, and kids from other classes start to join in. In the beginning, most of the teens don't even know each other, but in the end, friendships are made, and the teens get a new point of view on life.
Even though I don't really read poetry, this book made me want to find a book of poetry and curl up on the couch to read! Nikki Grimes is a very talented author, and weaves the story wonderfully.
Erin [Round Rock, TX] is a homeschooled 7th grader. "I love to play guitar, read, write, and dance! I have three younger brothers, and I am very active in my church."
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