Miles Morales by Jason Reynolds
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Miles Morales is torn between his sense of duty as Spiderman and his life as a teenager with a free room and board scholarship that hinges on a good academic performance and staying out of trouble. When trouble still finds its way to Miles he realizes he needs more than his spidey senses to straighten things up.
Jason Reynolds is a master of words. I laughed, worried and giggled with embarrassment right along with the characters. I am so grateful this book is all about the young man behind the mask. The young man with hope for a better future for himself, his complicated family, his friends and his community.
Miles Morales left me with a deep sense of family, the importance of valuing your roots, the essence of your individuality, and being there for the people you care about.
Being a fan of super-heroes is not needed to enjoy this book. I am going to leave you with one of my favorite quotes from the book (no spoilers): "We are People."