As Brave as You

As Brave as You

Book - 2016
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When two brothers decide to prove how brave they are, everything backfires--literally.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2016
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781481415903
Characteristics: 410 p. ; 22 cm


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Oct 04, 2018

I read this book to preview a potential read-aloud book for my younger boys. I loved it! I like the way you can see through the eyes of the main character, Gene. His inquisitive mind and tendency towards worrying about things reminded me of my son. Although the book handled some more challenging topics (the parents taking some time away from the kids to work on their marriage, the adjustment grandpa has had to make to going blind), it was handled in an emotionally gentle way. My older son might engage and ask questions, but the content would not be upsetting to my younger son. Overall a gentle, lovely, engaging story.

JCLDianaS Nov 14, 2017

Jason Reynolds is an amazing writer with so much voice! I felt like I was right there with the boys as they discovered so much about their family and themselves over the course of a summer.

DPLjosie Jun 23, 2017

Strong sense of family ties and challenges, plus a view of a rural community from the eyes of two urban-raised brothers.

Sep 15, 2016

I loved the complexity and depth of the family relationships in this book. Reynolds deftly explores big issues through the eyes of a relatable character. Highly recommended for ages 9-13.

ArapahoeCatherine Aug 24, 2016

Genie is a delight! I loved how he questioned everything and his running list of questions for Google. I think he could have a bright future as a librarian. :)


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Sep 15, 2016

MB9 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 13


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