By: Kwame Alexander
Call #: YA Fiction Alexa. K.
Blade is trying to escape his life. Born into a family of musicians, his dad Rutherford is in the headlines every other day for his drunken antics. Rutherford even crashed Blade’s graduation, where he was planning to perform an original song for the first time. Blade’s beginning to realize the love of his life, Chapel, might not be feeling the same way. To top things off in the midst of huge family fight Blade’s sister Storm announces that Blade is actually adopted. Blade decides he’s done with his family and he sets off to find his real mom in Ghana, but has no idea what truths await him there. Solo is written in verse and filled with music; including original pieces written by Blade (if you listen to the audio you can hear them too).
Tags: high school, realistic fiction