Kenny wants to save the world, but it only happens on paper. In real life, he's being bullied at school. When he tries to act tougher, that's when the trouble starts.My Thoughts: I enjoyed this novel with some graphic novel panels interspersed. I liked that Kenny lived with his grandmother and she instilled good manners in him. She has a great big heart and old fashioned believes, which makes her perfect. I like how she wanted the best for Kenny.
He starts lying to his Grandmother, getting in trouble at school, and worrying about what's going to happen next.
Is he in way over his head, or can he come up with a plan to smooth everything over?
I like how Kenny and his friend were interested in Chess.
I like how the neighborhood wasn't the best and that the book touched on bullies, drugs, and fostering kids. Everyone should have the best chance that they can have - and Kenny's grandmother helps him fight for a chance. I like how the parents stood up for the school principal, how they required their school to be better, and how they didn't take no for an answer. I like how they inspired Kenny to do the right thing, the hard thing, in front of everyone.
Cover Thoughts: Cute
Source: Sent for Review
Final Thoughts: A novel about being the best version of yourself and standing tall, even if others around you aren't doing their part.