Take Back the Block by Chrystal D. Giles

Take Back the Block

Chrystal D. Giles

fiction contemporary middle grade lighthearted medium-paced

240 pages | first published 2021

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Brand-new kicks, ripped denim shorts, royal-blue Supreme tee—Wes Henderson has the best style in sixth grade. That--and hanging out with the crew (his best friends since little kid days) and playing video games--is what Wes wants to be thinking ab...
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Summary of 56 reviews


hopeful 80%
inspiring 75%
informative 60%
emotional 40%
reflective 35%
lighthearted 30%
funny 15%
challenging 5%
sad 5%
tense 5%


medium 50%
fast 50%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 56% | Plot: 37% | Character: 6%

Strong character development?

Yes: 77% | No: 16% | It's complicated: 5%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 66% | Yes: 25% | It's complicated: 8%

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