All American Boys by Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely

All American Boys

Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely

fiction contemporary young adult challenging emotional reflective fast-paced

316 pages | first published 2015

Description

Rashad is absent again today.That’s the sidewalk graffiti that started it all…Well, no, actually, a lady tripping over Rashad at the store, making him drop a bag of chips, was what started it all. Because it didn’t matter what Rashad said next—tha...
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Moods

emotional 76%
reflective 55%
challenging 51%
inspiring 46%
tense 38%
sad 28%
hopeful 27%
informative 25%
dark 14%
adventurous 3%
funny 2%

Pace

fast 48%
medium 47%
slow 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 46% | Character: 42% | Plot: 11%

Strong character development?

Yes: 93% | It's complicated: 6%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 30% | No: 5% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 98% | It's complicated: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 55% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 18%

Average rating

4.4