He Said, She Said by Kwame Alexander
Reviewed by: EPL
Title: He said, She Said
By: Kwame Alexander
Call #: YA Fiction Alexa.K
Kwame Alexander’s “He Said, She Said” is a hilarious and enlightening realistic fiction that blends social justice and high school romance. Omar “T-Diddy” Smalls is the star quarterback, a lady’s man, and is very unfamiliar with the word “NO.” In comes Claudia Clarke, a Harvard bound activist, investigative journalist and lover of the word NO especially when it towards Mr. T-Diddy himself. Initially, T-Diddy was determined to “get” Claudia Clarke in order to prove to his friends that he could do so but soon his plan to add another notch on his belt results in him falling head over heels for her and becoming the face of a protest to bring arts back to their school. While being the face of the protest, Omar learns that he is not only fighting to get Claudia’s affection but also fighting for what’s right. Will Omar prove to Claudia that he is more than a misogynistic jock or will his efforts go unnoticed?