When the heart gets lost, let the music find you.Blade never asked for a life of the rich and famous. In fact, hed give anything not to be the son of Rutherford Morrison, a washed-up rock star and drug addict with delusions of a comeback. Or to no longer be part of a family known most for lost potential, failure, and tragedy. The one true light is his girlfriend, Chapel, but her parents have forbidden their relationship, assuminglike manythat Blade will become just like his father.In reality, the only thing Blade has in common with Rutherford is the music that lives inside them. But not even the songs that flow through Blades soul are enough when hes faced with two unimaginable realities: the threat of losing Chapel forever, and the revelation of a long-held family secret, one that leaves him questioning everything he thought was true. All that remains is a letter and a ticket to Ghanaboth of which could bring Blade the freedom and love hes been searching for, or leave him feeling even more adrift....
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Honestly, in the end, I got really confused!
The book is unquestionably is written nicely.
"Blade" the main character, his emotions and his thoughts were portrayed too real, that anyone will get from where he is coming, yet the book doesn't really have a lot of stressful points. There were some turning points here and there, except I was curious if the last pages will have a more stressful event, but that was not the case!
In the end, there were tears and sad emotions, however, that's not what I r ...more
Loved it. Prose. Poetic. Beautiful. A son. A father. Rock and Roll. Addiction. Africa. Finding home and family...
I think what gets me in Kwame Alexander's books is how relatable the characters are, even if their lives and interests are completely different from mine. This book, however, had characters who were so outlandish I found it hard to even want to care about them. I understand that the book is about Blade's self-discovery, but does he really need to travel halfway across the world to realize he's got a good thing at home? His sister calls him out on "first world problems" almost immediately, and th ...more
This book was all over the place, just like my feelings towards it.
I loved The Crossover, but this book seemed to be overly dramatic with the plot. I didn't connect with these characters much at all because they felt much more like caricatures instead of genuine people.
Positives & Negatives -
+ I love the way real songs are scattered throughout the book. I pulled them up and listened to them while reading and it made for a really interesting experience.
+ The idea that this is a music famil ...more
If I see a book about music = I MUST GO HITHER. Even if it's about rock 'n' roll which I'm going to admit I actually...hmm, no. But music is still music so I'm glad I read this one. Plus it's how music can heal and destroy which is such a truthful message. Even if my full opinion of rock 'n' roll is like let's put it inside a box and then put that box in another box and then mail it to ourselves and smash it with a hammer. *
* points if you get that reference
I'M SORRY OK. ANYWAY LET'S MOVE ON BEF ...more
The whole time I was reading Solo, I was thinking someone extremely talented, sexy and beautiful. Thinking was not enough though, I had to blast this extremely talented, sexy and beautiful out of my speakers with an addition of extra bass.
That is probably due to all the Lenny Kravitz references Solo has that makes me picture our main character Blade Morrison as younger version of Lenny. And that ain't a bad thing. I mean is there anyone who does not a) like Lenny Kravitz and b) think he is damn ...more
Phew. What a ride. I listened to the audiobook and, man, it's SO good. Highly recommended.
If you like rock and roll this book is for you. A book in verse by one of my favorite authors, Kwame Alexander. Blade's story is one about heartache, disappointment, love. The author uses a rock and roll soundtrack to compare what Blade is going through in his life. An 18 year old who has a drunk for a father, lost his Mom then finds out he is really adopted and gets played by the "love" of his life. I enjoyed Blade's character. He is a very talented musician and song writer, tops in his class, ...more