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My Name Is Jason. Mine Too.: Our Story. Our Way. by Jason Reynolds, Jason Griffin

bernadette_reads's review against another edition

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funny hopeful informative inspiring reflective fast-paced

5.0

allyjo27's review against another edition

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fast-paced

3.0

beillumined's review against another edition

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4.0

Men Pretend
Men don't cry
or write poetry
or paint
or dance
or hug
or kiss
or like
or love
or listen
I hear

I guess they pretend

nmfolkman's review against another edition

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inspiring reflective

4.0

nicolemhewitt's review against another edition

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4.0

This review and many more can be found on my blog: Feed Your Fiction Addiction

This is a really short collaboration of poems and artwork by author Jason Reynolds and artist Jason Griffin (Reynolds’s college roommate). Honestly, there’s not a lot to it—and I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t always “get” modern art, so not all the artwork was my favorite. Still, I enjoyed reading poems about their struggles to make a name for themselves and to be seen. As always, Reynolds’s writing is stark and powerful. Reading his work makes me want to sit down and write poetry myself—which I think says something about the sense of inspiration behind his words. If you’re a fan of the author, I’d definitely give this quick little book a read!

I give it 3.5/5 stars.

foofers1622's review against another edition

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4.0

A memior told in poetry is such an interesting idea.

mellabella's review against another edition

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5.0

Interesting story of Jason and Jason's friendship. Good art and poetry.

mitchosaur's review against another edition

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4.0

This was such a heart warming selection of poems. You could feel their emotions seeping through the pages. I absolutely loved it.

aqilahreads's review against another edition

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2.0

idk how to feel about this book; generally felt that there is a "missing" connection and there were pages where i felt that they could have use the spaces to fill up that connection. overall, i do enjoy the art aspects but just wished i was able to feel a certain level of interrelation between it and the writing.

faithmccollum's review against another edition

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emotional funny hopeful lighthearted reflective fast-paced

5.0