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Kick Hardcover – February 1, 2011
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Kick tells the story of Kevin Johnson and Sergeant Brown and the bond they began to form a unquie bond. Kevin is the typical young man. He loves soccer more than anything, and he's a pretty good student as well as friend. Though, everything changes the night Kevin is arrested for taking a car without permission. Soon enough he lands an offense on his previously clean record, and the touch, sensible, and somewhat sweet Sergeant Brown enters Kevin's life with hope that he'll be able to get Kevin's life back on track again. Little do they know that everything is soon to change yet again, that soon they will have a great friendship. But will it be able to take the heat of a possible future court date as well as the secrets and confessions that keep tumbling out about that fateful night? Only time and more pages can tell in this read that will leave Myers fans cheering for Kevin and Sergeant Brown every step of the way!
The best part of Kick is hands down the characters because both were likable and relatable. Kevin was the average teen boy, one that I'm sure boys and girls alike will have no problem relating to, and while Brown was tough on the edges on first, it was easy to see he was a softie at heart. One of the things I loved most about Sergeant Brown and Kevin was the friendship they began to form over the course of the book, because not only was it touching but inspiring as well to see Kevin began to look up to Brown as his mentor and step in father figure so to say.Read more ›
I liked this book because the characters were very well written. I was able to relate to Kevin by always wanting to help. Sergeant Brown was just a likable person, being tough on the outside but is kind and caring at the heart. He didn't want Kevin to be locked up with other bad people in a jail cell. He helped him by teaching him things and trying to get Kevin's friend's father to not press charges. The conflict would be person vs. person (Kevin vs. Father). I say this because this is the protagonist against the antagonist, trying to not get him to press charges against him.
I rated this book 4 stars because the book was very fast paced and had lots of action in it, but I would wish for more of a longer book with more detail.
What really happened that night?
If Kevin and Sgt. Brown can trust each other, they might be able to figure it out and turn things around before it’s too late.
Walter Dean Myers has been writing young adult books for years, this one was a bit of a change for him as he teamed up with Ross Workman, a teenage fan, to co-write the book. The first few pages of the book include a selection of the emails exchanged between the pair, from the initial idea to write together right through to getting the news that it was going to be published. I found these a very endearing read particularly the advice given by Myers to Workman during the writing process.
The plot is fairly straight forward, the well-meaning cop trying to get a former colleague’s son back on the straight and narrow.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I ive thus book a 5 stars
I picked this because it is very suspenceful i think that thjs book is amazing
This book has a nice ending and I liked how they combined sports with a little mystery! It is womderfulPublished on August 20, 2014 by Amazon Customer
The book was a quick read because it was so interesting I couldn't put it down! It was explained very thoroughly .Published on June 5, 2014 by Emily M
OK READ BUT EVERY INDIVIDUAL HAS TO COME TO THEIR OWN CONCLUSSIONS DO RESEARCH BEFORE YOU DOWNLOAD TO SEE IF ITS FOR YOUPublished on November 22, 2013 by H. DIAZ
This book is great for a teenage boy who loves sports. I have ordered more books from this same author.I liked the book myself.Published on October 22, 2013 by Jacque
I loved the book it was easy to connect with and a 'quick easy read' I loved it. One if the best books I've ever read.Published on September 10, 2013 by tasha
Great book. Walter Dean is a great writer I suggest his book Monster it was amazing!!! That's what got me reading more of his books.Published on December 27, 2012 by kimberly
Read Monster by Myers and thought I would give Kick a shot. It was a very easy read suitable for youth as young as 8 or 9. Read morePublished on June 15, 2012 by senorita lolita