Monday, July 23, 2007


I'm sure we've all had a "Tyrell" in our lives, so it's nice to see a fiction book about a character named Tyrell.

If you, or a young person in your life, is looking for a good read, pick up Tyrell by Coe Booth. I've had it since April, but finally started reading it this weekend... in between weekend events.

It won the L.A. Times Book Prize this year for best young adult fiction. But as important, it's Coe's first novel, and she's gotten much critical acclaim for this novel which follows a 15-year-old black teenager in the Bronx. It chronicles Tyrell's struggle to stay clean and on the up-and-up, in the midst of many situations that could take him down another road.

Got to see the author speak on young adult fiction this spring, which is an area I would like to tackle at least once in my writing career.

Hope your week is off to a good start!


Anonymous said...

Remember if you do decide to buy do it at the end of the month. This way you will be able to negotiate a great deal. Because the dealership need to move a certain volume of cars every month. It's a cute though I hope you get it.

Kevin C

Joseph said...

i read it after i saw it here and i loved it. i think you'll be highly impressed. it is really sophisticated and well written for a YA book.