Monday, April 13, 2009

Perpetual Check review

I know lots of librarians and parents out there need books for the boys in their lives, especially reluctant readers. Well, Rich Wallace has come out with a title that satisfies both the need for books with guys as their main characters, with an interesting, easy-to-read plot, AND it will appeal to your girls as well. Win, win situation here folks!

Perpetual Check involved two brothers, a pair that could not be more different, or more alike. Randy, a high school freshman is laid-back, relaxed, and often the brunt of his father's jokes. He's also a chess whiz. Zeke is a high school senior, soccer whiz, uptight, and his father's dream child. He is a chess whiz too. When the brothers enter a tournament and end up pitted against each other, they learn how much they are truly like one another and what really matters in their lives.

A colorful cast of characters support these brothers in their quests to win the championship and earn the affection of their father. I was particularly impressed by the subtle relationship descriptions and the power that literal brotherhood takes on. The cover is pretty cool too :).

Highly recommended for YA collections.

To learn more or to purchase, click on the book cover above to link to Amazon.

Perpetual Check
Rich Wallace
128 pages
Young Adult
February 2009

1 comment:

Debi said...

Another one to point out to Annie! Thanks, Amanda!