Darius & Twig by Walter Dean Myers

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review

...Darius and Twig exemplify true friendship—two people who have been fortunate enough to find each other, who encourage one another...Myers at his impassioned best.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

New York Times bestselling author and Printz Award winner Walter Dean Myers once again connects with teenagers everywhere in Darius & Twig, a novel about friendship and needing to live one's own dream. This touching and raw teen novel from the author of Monster, Kick, We Are America, Bad Boy, and many other celebrated literary works for children and teens is a Coretta Scott King Honor Book.

Darius and Twig are an unlikely pair: Darius is a writer whose only escape is his alter ego, a peregrine falcon named Fury, and Twig is a middle-distance runner striving for athletic success. But they are drawn together in the struggle to overcome the obstacles that life in Harlem throws at them. The two friends must face down bullies, an abusive uncle, and the idea that they'll be stuck in the same place forever.

 

About Walter Dean Myers

See more books from this Author
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 23, 2013 by Amistad. 224 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Young Adult, Sports & Outdoors, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for Darius & Twig
All: 1 | Positive: 1 | Negative: 0

Kirkus

Excellent
on Feb 27 2013

...Darius and Twig exemplify true friendship—two people who have been fortunate enough to find each other, who encourage one another...Myers at his impassioned best.

Read Full Review of Darius & Twig | See more reviews from Kirkus

Reader Rating for Darius & Twig
89%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 11 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×