Rebound (The Crossover 0.5)

Rebound (The Crossover 0.5)

Before Josh and Jordan Bell were streaking up and down the court, their father was learning his own moves. In this prequel to Newbery Medal winner The Crossover, Chuck Bell takes center stage, as readers get a glimpse of his childhood and how he became the jazz music worshipping, basketball star his sons look up to.   ...

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Title:Rebound (The Crossover 0.5)
Author:Kwame Alexander
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:Rebound
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:416 pages pages

Rebound (The Crossover 0.5) Reviews

  • Dan
    Apr 03, 2018
    Anticipating which books might fall into a child's heart is one of my favorite parts of teaching. Sharing Charlie Bell's story today in class was like tossing the ball off the backboard on a fast break without looking and KNOWING a list of kids were ready to throw it down! I hi...
  • Abby Johnson
    Mar 20, 2018
    My heeeeaaaarrrtttt. Y'all know I love The Crossover (for obvious reasons!). This companion book takes a step into the past, telling the story of Josh and JB's dad when he was a middle-schooler. Reeling from the sudden loss of his father, Charlie Bell is struggling. His mom's unabl...
  • Lindsey
    May 23, 2018
    Why has it taken me this long to read Kwame Alexander? His voice was made for verse novels. I haven't read The Crossover but I plan to now. He sold me with Charlie Bell's coming-of-age story about a summer spent with his grandparents. It has basketball, Marvel comics, 80s references, c...
  • Joe
    Feb 20, 2018
    This is a review of the ARC. The first poem in Rebound is a lovely series off fleeting, non-rhyming couplets that capture a time, a place, a memory. I pulled the book to my chest. "This is it," I thought. The second poem in Rebound captured the manic, frenetic energy of Alexander...
  • Nicole
    Mar 08, 2018
    My goodness, does Kwame Alexander know how to write. I could not put this down, even with tears streaming down my face. I cannot wait to share this one with my students. They are all big fans of his work, and I know this is no exception. ...
  • Mrs. Krajewski
    Apr 04, 2018
    Charlie Bell, who later is the great Chuck ?Da Man? Bell in The Crossover, is a young boy of 12 who just lost his father. He doesn?t know how to grieve, and neither does his mother. They struggle to be around one another so much so that eventually Charlie?s mother decides to se...
  • DaNae
    Apr 03, 2018
    I know my friend Joe found many anachronisms in this, but I'm going to plug my ears and sing la la la. I loved this so much. Give me curmudgeony grandpa and I'm a happy girl. Also, there is a girl superstar basketball player here that deserves everything that comes her way. Tha...
  • Jenn Marshall
    Apr 28, 2018
    Crossover was the first Kwame Alexander book I read. I liked it, but found myself getting confused from time to time because I'm not a sports person. But the style of writing and the fact that there is a good story had me hooked. Rebound is a prequel to Crossover. I could not put i...
  • Mary Ann
    Feb 12, 2018
    I loved reading Rebound. Especially the ending. And his grandpa. Love him fiercely. And the comics (poetry slam in comics!!!!!) And the corny jokes -- burst out laughing in several places (too much sax & violins!) But really, the power of metaphor to open your heart. For a...
  • Rachel Polacek
    Apr 04, 2018
    I love Kwame Alexander?s books for how excited kids are about reading them. I had it out yesterday while I read a little bit during our independent reading day, and I already had multiple kids ask me if they could borrow it next. ...
  • Jona & Joslyn
    Apr 06, 2018
    Jona's rating = 5 Joslyn's rating = 5 ...
  • Shauna Yusko
    Apr 06, 2018
    OMG. I'm in love with this. ...
  • Hoover Public Library Kids and Teens
    Apr 24, 2018
    If you read The Crossover, you know that Josh and Jordan's dad Chuck was a basketball legend. If you read Rebound, you'll find out that he NEVER guessed that would be a possibility. ...
  • Courtney
    Apr 20, 2018
    I love when the pre-sequel is as good, if not better than, the first book. I cried. Hard. And laughed. Hard. Kwame?s books are perfect. ...
  • Jordan Henrichs
    Apr 09, 2018
    First of all, the good: - Another book that looks and sounds like The Crossover is alright with me. - Roxie should have her own story! - I enjoyed seeing Chuck and CJ's relationship blossom. - The addition of some graphic story panels is awesome and really fitting of Chuck's voi...
  • Karen
    Jun 14, 2018
    I probably owe Kwame Alexander $10. Or an autographed Harlem Globetrotters basketball. Because he makes me look like the best librarian ever when he writes books like this that I can casually hand off to kids who have no idea what's about to hit them. Like Crossover, Rebound is disguis...
  • Heather Taake
    Apr 09, 2018
    Kwame kills it with this Crossover prequel about the boys? dad. I loved it. And per usual, cried. I think students will especially love the graphic novel pages that are inserted throughout. It?s a hybrid structure that we have not encountered before.....lyrical and graphic nove...
  • Rachel
    Apr 16, 2018
    It?s not necessary to read The Crossover to enjoy this prequel about Josh?s dad Chuck, and the summer he learns to rebound both on and off the court. It?s also the summer he learns how to really play ball. To become the GREAT Chuck Bell. How he stops being Charlie. How he meets t...
  • Paul  Hankins
    Mar 03, 2018
    I'm not going to say anything about this book until you've had a chance to read it. But, I can tell you this. . .I am so happy. . .like so many of you. . .to get in on the "ground floor" with Kwame Alexander. Reading those first books of a shining star of literature for young peopl...
  • Brianne Huber
    Apr 07, 2018
    Waited for 2 years for this book. I liked the graphic novel spurts weaved in. Made me want to cry in some parts; great life lesson lines, as always, by Kwame. Loved how he weaves names into this book from Crossover and we learn the true love story behind Chuck and Crystal? Great read...
  • Brittany
    Apr 06, 2018
    I didn?t think this was possible, but I love this even more than The Crossover. This prequel is expertly written as it makes you forget what you know is coming, but is also so very satisfying as it puts some bows on some answers. The writing is phenomenal, but the characters are e...
  • Clare Lund
    Apr 20, 2018
    A prequel to The Crossover - fans of the first book won't be disappointed! ...
  • Kate Olson
    Feb 11, 2018
    Thanks to HMH Kids for the advance copy of this book for review - all opinions are my own. I adore THE CROSSOVER, as do my students, and this prequel is just as wonderful. While it technically could be read as a stand alone, this story is so much more meaningful when read with the ...
  • Leonard Kim
    May 26, 2018
    4.5 stars. Probably Alexander?s best yet- both more consistent (hard to do in a verse novel) and higher peaks. The main thing holding me back from a full 5 stars are some of characters who seem more types than people. Chuck and his Mom are well-wrought but Percy is a bit the Magic Gr...
  • Kristen
    Dec 21, 2017
    There are verse novels, and then there are verse novels written by Kwame Alexander. I was at a speaking event of Alexander's when I found out his next book was a prequel to The Crossover, and I may or may not have squealed like a fangirl. Rebound has the same rhythm, the same flow, the...
  • Beth Parmer
    Feb 03, 2018
    The way this story stands on its own while beautifully weaving into The Crossover is genius. ...
  • Christina Hanson
    Apr 03, 2018
    You know, Chuck, he says. You?re not always gonna swish. ... You gonna miss some. Heck, you gonna miss a lot. That?s the way the real world works. But you gotta grab the ball and keep shooting. You understand? Yessir. I tell you what, though, you?ll make a lot more th...
  • Luis Saucedo
    Apr 06, 2018
    If your a kid who has hard times but keeps pushing them self,this is a book for you,I noticed in the book that it wasn't only about basketball and that's what I like about Kwame Alexander,he jumps right into problems and then his book he put the character with major problems but at the...
  • Austin Poulin
    Apr 24, 2018
    This was another great book by the author Kwame Alexander. Similar to his award winning book The Crossover, the main character faces many different problems that he will try to overcome. After Charlie's father dies, he is left with sadness and finds it hard to smile and laugh. Having t...
  • Indie
    Jun 09, 2018
    4.5 stars: I really enjoyed how small bits of the story were short comic strips. It really brought out the story and Charlie's, the main character, thoughts. I also thought the format and wording of this story was nice, but some parts weren't that clear. I wasn't able to understand th...