Class Act by Jerry Craft

I liked New Kid so I was definitely interested to read this follow up. Plus, I figured it had to be interesting to see where one goes after winning the Newbery! While I liked this and thought it was good, I can’t say I fully enjoyed it as much as, say, Snapdragon. Fair enough, it’s just not that “fun” of a story. It’s very realistic and I expect extremely relatable for a lot of people. Drew and Jordon continue to have conflict with a kid they don’t like at school, they continue to experience casual racism, and they have their own circumstances to deal with and feelings of being different. I had a really hard time remembering everything that happened in New Kid, so I wasn’t too sure which relationships had been established, and which were new. A solid read.

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