All the Right Stuff by Walter Dean Myers

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While his writing style and flow of the book went along nicely, I just feel like the storyline really didn’t grow into something bigger.
-Once Upon a Twilight

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New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers tackles the social contract from a teen’s perspective in his novel All the Right Stuff. In one of his most thought-provoking novels to date, Myers weaves together political philosophy, basketball, and making soup in Harlem, with the depth that defines his writing career.
 
After his father is shot and killed, Paul Dupree finds a summer job at a Harlem soup kitchen. Elijah, the soup man, questions Paul about tough life choices, even though Paul would rather be playing basketball. Over the summer, Paul begins to understand the importance of taking control of your life.
 
All the Right Stuff includes a Q&A between Walter Dean Myers and Ross Workman, coauthor of Kick.

 

About Walter Dean Myers

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Walter Dean Myers is the New York Times bestselling author of the first Michael L. Printz Award winner, Monster, and the current National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. He's been writing since he was a child, and he's now considered one of the preeminent authors for young people. He lives in Jersey City, New Jersey, with his family. You can visit him online at www.walterdeanmyers.net.
 
Published April 24, 2012 by HarperTeen. 229 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Sports & Outdoors, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Apr 09 2012

Myers fits a large cast and many motivations into a relatively small work, and they in turn transform this extended examination of political philosophy into a must-read novel.

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Once Upon a Twilight

Below average
Reviewed by Joshua on May 04 2012

While his writing style and flow of the book went along nicely, I just feel like the storyline really didn’t grow into something bigger.

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