Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Brooklyn Nine: A Novel in Nine Inning by Alan Gratz

This book is a bit unique in its organization, as it has nine chapters about 9 different characters. Basically The Brooklyn Nine is 9 vignettes. Although the characters are different, the voices all seem genuine and each tale is interesting in it’s own right and the main characters are teenagers but at different times in American history. There are common threads through each chapter; characters are related biologically, items that are significant appear in subsequent chapters, and they all demonstrate a love of baseball and Brooklyn. It is an interesting book that appeals to both genders and shares the perspective of the time periods in a way that is interesting and shares some of the most relevant information of that time.

Grades 3-6