Andrew W. (age 11), FL (1/1/2012)
Pros: This is a great book. It won NEWBERRY HONORS. It's Brooks's 1st and best novel. The story takes place in the 60's. It's about a white boy (Bix) who lives a troubled life and a black boy (Jerome) Jerome is telling the story 2 weeks after Bix runs away. But the two form a unlikely friendship and show the definition of a friend. Basketball fans in particular will love this book.