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Estelle: When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds

When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: January 7, 2014 Publisher: Simon Teen/Atheneum Books Pages: 240 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: Brooklyn, family, friendship, loyalty Format read: ARC from BEA Simon Teen Blogger Party. (Thanks!) Summary: Life in Brooklyn for Ali and his family hasn’t been easy. […]

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June 19, 2015 - 9:08 pm

Stephanie - I absolutely adored this book. The authenticity of Ali’s voice cried out from every page of the novel. When I Was the Greatest is definitely a five-star read.

February 9, 2015 - 8:00 am

The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds | Review - […] you read this review, I have to ask: have you read When I Was The Greatest yet? I reviewed it last year, mentioned it everywhere including my End of the Year survey, and, […]

January 4, 2015 - 9:00 am

A Tribute to 2014: End of Year Survey | Estelle - […] When I Was The Greatest by Jason Reynolds […]

January 28, 2014 - 2:56 pm

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - Wow, do I need to read this!? I never would have picked it up but now that you wrote this glowing review…..

January 28, 2014 - 2:53 pm

Christina @ Allodoxophobia - Everytime I see this cover, it jumps out at me. I’m so glad you loved it; will have to check it out!

January 27, 2014 - 1:45 am

Alexa S. - Wow. Just WOW. It’s pretty darn awesome to see that this book really left an impression on you. Books like that are always worth taking a second look at, at least in my case. I’m definitely going to consider checking this one out after reading this review!

January 24, 2014 - 7:56 pm

molly @ wrapped up in books - You have made me very excited to read this!

January 24, 2014 - 4:11 pm

Betty - I’m pretty sure this is the book you tweeted or rec’d to me on goodreads a couple of weeks ago. Anyway– it sounds good. I’m a little turned off by names like Noodles and Needles, but maybe I’d get over it?? I like that the focus is on family. I like a book that can give me a break from all the heavy romance. PLUS– YOU CRIED.

January 23, 2014 - 10:45 pm

Lauren @ Love is not a triangle - This book was not even on my radar, but you’ve definitely peaked my interest in it. I love the diverse urban setting, the male protagonist, the social issues, sibling relationships, writing that stands out, and especially that knitted gun to the cover. Whatever that is, I want it. You’ve definitely made me wonder what happened at that Party. Thanks for highlight this!

January 23, 2014 - 7:55 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - I know when I read this (and I will read it) I will like it, but it’s one of those where I feel like I need to be in the right place to read it and I’m hoping I find that right place sooner rather than later.

January 23, 2014 - 12:40 pm

Rachel - I wasn’t even going to give this one a chance because it seems SO FAR from what I usually read, Then you recommended it to me on Goodreads, and I decided to consider it. And now that I know it made you cry, I’m so reading it. I love the themes of brotherhood and friendship, and I’m interested to see what the big thing that got to you is!

January 23, 2014 - 12:22 pm

Lucy - I have this book on hold at the library so I’m happy to see your rave review, Estelle! It sounds like the setting, characters and story just comes together perfectly. I’m worried about that party and the emotional aftermath. Your review makes me so excited to read this one!