Rhyme Schemer by K.A. Holt is a novel told in verse and was published in 2014.
Kevin, the main character, is the youngest in his family - an afterthought - born after four older brothers with names all starting with a P. Kevin is a poet and a bully, but the tables get turned on him when one of his victims finds his poetry notebook.
I like the relationships in this book. The librarian is completely amazing - as most librarians are. I think it's a librarian thing. The relationships with his older brothers are realistic. They tease, fight, and love one another.
I like novels written in verse because they are quick reads with a lot said in not many words.
Link to our NICU book registry to donate books to babies in the newborn intensive care unit so their parents can read to them while they grow. You can also donate gently used books to our project by sending them to me or to Angie. Email me for a mailing address. We can use both English and Spanish books. If you have a graduate of the NICU, or if you have a baby whose life you would like to honor by donating books to this project, let me know, and I can make a book plate with their name for the books you donate.
Read to a child today even if that child is you.