Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Bronxwood Hardcover – September 1, 2011
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Frequently bought together
A 2007 LA Times Book Prize Winner for Young Adult Fiction
An ALA Best Books for Young Adults
[A] gritty and gripping first novel.” The New York Times Book Review
* Heartbreakingly realistic .Unlike many books reflecting the contemporary street scene, this one is more than just a pat situation with a glib resolution; it's filled with surprising twists and turns that continue to the end.” Booklist, starred review
[T]he definitive tale of the modern African American urban youth.” VOYA
Praise for Kendra:
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
New York Public Library Stuff for the Teen Age”
* From Bronx blocks to Harlem hangouts, Booth delivers dynamic characters and an engaging story.” School Library Journal, starred review
A frank, honest, never-idealized look at mother-daughter relationships, sexuality, and friendship.” Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
* The happy (and daring) ending feels truly earned.” Horn Book, starred review
About the Author
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
I have been highly anticipating BRONXWOOD. After downloading it onto my Kindle, I couldn't stop reading. This novel endeared me more to Tyrell than ever before as he experiences his own coming-of-age prompted by his father's release from jail. The scenes in which the characters confront each other (vague, but I don't want to spoil the plot!) were all realistic and "high stakes." I teared up at the end both because I felt like I "knew" Tyrell, and also because I witnessed his dramatic growth.
I am very happy that this novel humanizes Tyrell as a African American teenage male. Great job, Ms. Booth.