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Coe Booth

Forfatter af Tyrell

5+ Værker 1,330 Medlemmer 57 Anmeldelser 1 Favorited

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Image credit: 2007 LA Times Festival of Books Copyright © 2007 Ron Hogan


Værker af Coe Booth

Tyrell (2006) 594 eksemplarer
Kendra (2008) 258 eksemplarer
Kinda Like Brothers (2014) 223 eksemplarer
Bronxwood (2011) 216 eksemplarer
Caprice (2022) 39 eksemplarer

Associated Works

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young and Black in America (2019) — Bidragyder — 537 eksemplarer

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Gr 5 Up—While Caprice wrestles with the idea of choosing between an elite boarding school and her neighborhood
school in Newark for eighth grade, she is also haunted by painful memories that keep resurfacing. Booth's
accessible novel uses a mix of verse poetry, flashbacks, and time-stamped present-day narrative to address abuse
with unflinching honesty.
BackstoryBooks | 1 anden anmeldelse | Apr 1, 2024 |
Coe Booth brings a wholly sensitive treatment to addressing a very tough topic, the emotional and mental impacts of sexual abuse on a child. Caprice's dread simmers as her story unfolds for readers. For a while we are not sure what has happened but are witness to Caprice's mental state while she processes difficult memories brought to the surface when her grandmother becomes ill. This book perceptively models the importance of finding someone trustworthy with whom to share a secret burden. Developmentally appropriate for the targeted age group of older elementary to middle school.… (mere)
Salsabrarian | 1 anden anmeldelse | Dec 14, 2022 |
As a Young Adult librarian, I inwardly (barely) frown upon any teenager's craving for the so-called street/hip-hop/urban fiction that has become a force to be reckoned with in the literary world. These books glorify an opportunisitic, materialistic, sexist, violent, and sometimes criminal world that teens live or wish to live. Lest you think me some suburb-rised cultural elitest, let me set you straight. I'm straight up 'hood born and 'hood raised. I've seen some of these stories close up in real life and there's nothing good about them, so I'm baffled by the embrace of them.

Tyrell, Coe Booth's debut novel, is urban/street/ghetto fiction taken to a higher level. It exposes the ugly side of project-life, hustling, and using sex as a tool. The protagonist, 15-year-old Tyrell, is trying to keep his family and life together as he is trying to escape homelessness. But he is constantly angered and frustrated by a trifling mom, an incarcerated dad, a mistrustful girlfriend, and a needy female pal. Yet, by the end of the story, Tyrell finds light at the end of the tunnel.

The ending doesn't pretend that the rest of Tyrell's life (or his little brother's, mother's, father's or friends') won't be a hard struggle, but it does give hope that Tyrell won't succumb to the vices (emotional and physical) that traps everyone around him. Tyrell is both sad and uplifting without being preachy. It is the perfect realistic fiction for today's teens.
… (mere)
RakishaBPL | 31 andre anmeldelser | Sep 24, 2021 |
I stopped reading it in the middle. I found it slow-moving, and the main character unsympathetic. Where are the positive books where teen girls embrace their sexuality and release themselves from the confines of what they've been taught by society?
RakishaBPL | 10 andre anmeldelser | Sep 24, 2021 |



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