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By Terreece Clarke, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Poignant tale of rock star's son fleeing fame, finding self.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+


This took me a chapter or two to get into, but when it got good, it got GREAT. Beautiful.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1):
Kids say (5):
This masterfully woven tale of forgiveness, family, music, and coming-of-age amid excess and secrets is a compelling book for these "insta-celebrity" times. While most teens dream of the perks of celebrity, Kwame Alexander shows in Solo that there's a very real downside as he also explores the growing pains every teen faces. Blade Morrison is a well-developed character that connects emotionally with readers. Through him, Alexander shows the stress of family dynamics, the healing power of forgiveness, and the power of music to emotionally support the soul.
Teens will love the current and cool vibe of the book, while adults will appreciate the life lessons and nods to classic rock favorites.

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