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This review is from: Chess Rumble (Hardcover)Originally posted on my blog: [...]
The book illustrates in verse the delicate balance of the different a little bit of forethought can make. Grieving for his sister's death and father's abandonment, Marcus' temper is on a short fuse. To make matters worse, whether he is to blame or not he is often held accountable for various problems, fueling his rage even more. A Chess Master is out to make him see that life, like chess depends on thinking three steps ahead in order to have success. I love so much about this book: the art, the alternating blackish gray pages with white text and white pages with black text, the message, and the verse format. I also appreciate the interaction leading to reconciliation between bully-victim with some guidance by adults.
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