Copy provided for review by publisher
Told in alternating perspectives, Kick is the story of a teen in trouble and a cop trying to help him out.
Kevin is 13 when he's caught behind the wheel of someone else's car-- with that someone's daughter in the passenger seat. No one's quite sure what's going on, and Kevin's not saying.
Jerry Brown is a police officer interested in helping troubled kids. But if Kevin won't trust him, there might not be much he can do.
Interesting book, not a lot of depth, maybe, but it's written to young teens, so it's somewhere in between JF and YA.
The story behind the book is almost more interesting-- a few years ago a young fan wrote an email to Walter Dean Myers, who suggested they write a story. They went back and forth, each writing one perspective, and now it's being published. Pretty darn cool.
Recommended for middle school boys.