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New York Times bestseller!

Blade never asked for a life of the rich and famous. In fact, he'd give anything not to be the son of Rutherford Morrison, a washed-up rock star and drug addict with delusions of a comeback. Or to no longer be part of a family known most for lost potential, failure, and tragedy, including the loss of his mother. The one true light is his girlfriend, Chapel, but her parents have forbidden their relationship, assuming Blade will become just like his father.

In reality, the only thing Blade and Rutherford have in common is the music that lives inside them. And songwriting is all Blade has left after Rutherford, while drunk, crashes his high school graduation speech and effectively rips Chapel away forever. But when a long-held family secret comes to light, the music disappears. In its place is a letter, one that could bring Blade the freedom and love he's been searching for, or leave him feeling even more adrift.

"A contemporary hero's journey, brilliantly told." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A rhythmic, impassioned ode to family, identity, and the history of rock and roll." --Booklist, starred review

"Many readers will identify with Blade's struggle to find his place in a family where he feels like an outsider." --Publishers Weekly

"The authentic character development and tone will strike a chord with young adults." --School Library Journal

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ISBN:
9781520074481
9780310761839
9780310761891
9780310761907
Reading Level:
MG+
Level 4.2, 5 Points
Lexile measure:
HL: High-Low 640L
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Grouped Work ID 1ba1cab5-4847-21a0-dd4a-6ce0197affab
Grouping Title solo
Grouping Author alexander kwame
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-02-22 15:29:28PM
Last Indexed 2019-02-22 15:30:44PM

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display_description The story of Seventeen-year-old Blade Morrison who is being crushed between the scathing tabloids exposing his former rock-star-father s addictions and a protected secret that threatens his own identity. The answers to his past and future change everything he thought to be true. to healing, burden to blessings, depression to deliverance, trials to triumphs.
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subject_facet Children of drug addicts -- Fiction, Family secrets -- Fiction, Fathers and sons -- Fiction, Ghana -- Fiction, Novels in verse, Realistic fiction, Reconciliation -- Fiction, Young adult fiction
title_display Solo
title_full Solo, Solo / Kwame Alexander with Mary Rand Hess, Solo [sound recording] / Kwame Alexander
title_short Solo
title_sub
topic_facet Children of drug addicts, Family secrets, Fathers and sons, Novels in verse, Poetry, Reconciliation, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Literature