As Brave as You

As Brave as You

Book - 2016 | First edition
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"When two brothers decide to prove how brave they are, everything backfires--literally"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2016]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781481415903
Branch Call Number: JF REYNO-J
Characteristics: 410 pages ; 22 cm


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From Library Staff

Being sent to the country for
the summer is culture shock for
Genie and his older brother but
an opportunity to get to know
Grandpop and some dark family

Being sent to the country
for the summer is culture
shock for Genie and his
older brother, but it offers an
opportunity to get to know
Grandpop and uncovers
some dark family secrets.

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Chapel_Hill_KrystalB Jul 08, 2020

Listened to this one and Ghost back to back. Highly recommend the audio of both. The narrator (Guy Lockard) REALLY brings the characters in each to life. And what characters they are- even the secondary ones! Loved seeing Genie and Grandpop grow closer over the course of the summer, and experience individual growth at the same time. Lots of laughs, and some tears, too. This would make a great family read. Jason Reynolds- a new fave.

Jun 07, 2020

This book is absolutely phenomenal. I adored how inquisitive Genie was and I appreciated the ways that he learned, grew, and tried to right his wrongs.

Aug 15, 2019

The plot of this story was so, so good!
It was my favourite book for a while until I read another book...
I can't really remember much from it, but I still remember how I enjoyed reading it a lot! My favourite character was the grandpa, who was blind but still was very funny and understanding, and was extremely intelligent.

Oct 04, 2018

I read this book to preview a potential read-aloud book for my younger boys. I loved it! I like the way you can see through the eyes of the main character, Gene. His inquisitive mind and tendency towards worrying about things reminded me of my son. Although the book handled some more challenging topics (the parents taking some time away from the kids to work on their marriage, the adjustment grandpa has had to make to going blind), it was handled in an emotionally gentle way. My older son might engage and ask questions, but the content would not be upsetting to my younger son. Overall a gentle, lovely, engaging story.

JCLDianaS Nov 14, 2017

Jason Reynolds is an amazing writer with so much voice! I felt like I was right there with the boys as they discovered so much about their family and themselves over the course of a summer.

DPLjosie Jun 23, 2017

Strong sense of family ties and challenges, plus a view of a rural community from the eyes of two urban-raised brothers.

Sep 15, 2016

I loved the complexity and depth of the family relationships in this book. Reynolds deftly explores big issues through the eyes of a relatable character. Highly recommended for ages 9-13.

ArapahoeCatherine Aug 24, 2016

Genie is a delight! I loved how he questioned everything and his running list of questions for Google. I think he could have a bright future as a librarian. :)


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