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Punching the Air

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Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi, and Yusef Salaam

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By Ibi Zoboi, and and, Yusef Salaam

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7 reviews

From award-winning, bestselling author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five comes a powerful YA novel in verse about a boy who is wrongfully incarcerated. Perfect for fans of the Noughts & Crosses series and The Hate U Give.

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06 Jul 2022

Written in free verse, this story is easy to follow. Anyone reading this couldn't fail to feel incensed at the injustice faced by the protagonist. An eye-opening read and suitable for 13+.

30 Jun 2022

I enjoyed the book very much - I was apprehensive at first since it is written in verse, but this meant that the 400 pages moved very swiftly and didn't feel like you were picking up a tome to get through it. The subject matter is gripping and you had a real sense of engagement with the characters and their situations. I would recommend it to others, but there is a vast amount of swearing in it, which raises the recommended reading age for me.

14 Sep 2021

Loved it.

07 Aug 2021

Powerful: hard-hitting and excellently written.

31 Oct 2020

Great book

30 Oct 2020

missoliviareads

One of the most important YA books I have ever read. A must read, regardless of age.

10 Sep 2020

readnteach

A powerful novel in verse about art, injustice, systemic racism and gentrification.

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