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Split Rock Road Paperback – February 19, 2013
"Rebound" by Kwame Alexander
Don't miss best-selling author Kwame Alexander's "Rebound," a new companion novel to his Newbery Award-winner, "The Crossover," illustrated with striking graphic novel panels. Learn more
McAllen's writing is strong, and he does an excellent job of building scenes and settings and creating memorable characters, such as a widower who poignantly recalls his last days with his wife. Some of the 20 stories are more successful than others, but overall, it's a promising debut." - Kirkus Indie Reviews
SPLIT ROCK ROAD is a collection that will easily evoke an emotional response from its readers. Sometimes that response will be uncomfortable, sometimes uplifting, but it will always be honest. - IndieReader.com
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McAllen's ability to transport the reader into the character's mind and soul is stupendously rendered, story after story. There wasn't a single offering in this book that disappointed. The mostly urban-based tales will appeal to city slickers and country folk alike, l believe. As a Brooklynite , l felt like l was walking beside the characters in some cases.
Hopefully in his next book McAllen will treat us to more of the morose, sans the faggy cover .
I highly recommend getting the book. I have it on print and on my kindle.