I started reading this book 10 minutes after I bought it from Boswell Bookstore in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and didn't stop until I was done. A beautifully written novel in verse! My favorite lines:
You have a poet's heart, Lonnie.
That's what Ms. Marcus said to me.
I have a poet's heart.
That's good. A good thing to have.
And I'm the one who has it.
Yes, Jacqueline Woodson. Yes.