Solo, a YA novel in poetic verse, tells the story of seventeen-year-old Blade Morrison, whose life is bombarded with scathing tabloids and a father struggling with just about every addiction under the sun—including a desperate desire to make a comeback. Haunted by memories of his mother and his family’s ruin, Blade’s only hope is in the forbidden love of his girlfriend. But when he discovers a deeply protected family secret, Blade sets out on a journey across the globe that will change everything he thought to be true.

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Book TitleSolo
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Solo Reviews

  • Tiffany Turner
    Jul 2, 2017

    Tiffany Turner

    Kwame Alexander never disappoints. Solo is written in his trademark style--verse intermixed with "dialogue", infused with figurative language and topped off with amazing sensory detail. In this story, Blade, the son of a demon battling rock star, has big ambitions in life--music and hi...

  • Molly Dettmann
    Jul 1, 2017

    Molly Dettmann

    4.5 Wow, Kwame Alexander does it again with the heartstrings! Solo is a beautiful book about a Blade, a boy with a tragic rock star father, finding his own music. Filled with love, heartbreak, family, drama, and lots of musical inspiration, Solo will find many fans among Alexander's re...

  • Kip
    Jul 1, 2017


    Kwame Alexander has outdone himself again. After I read THE CROSSOVER, I didn't think I could love another of his books more (then came BOOKED, which I adored), and now with SOLO, my heart is bursting again. I'm going to be raving about this book for quite a while. Blade Morrison is su...

  • Amy Rhilinger
    Jun 30, 2017

    Amy Rhilinger

    Filled with opportunities to simply close the book and let the words soak in. Looking forward to sharing! ...

  • Jeimy
    Jun 29, 2017


    Very different from The Crossover and Booked. Blade, this book's protagonist, seems to have it all: son of rock 'n roll royalty, money, a bright future ahead. When the book begins we see him struggling to understand his father's alcoholism, his mother's death, his sister's coping mecha...

  • Christina Hanson
    Jun 29, 2017

    Christina Hanson

    Loved everything about this book: characters, storyline, and music. Kwame is a poetic genius. Pre-order now; cancel all plans for August 1; and read it in one sitting. It's. That. Good. 🎶🎸🎶 ...

  • Maggie Burgess
    Jun 29, 2017

    Maggie Burgess

    I've been waiting to write my review for this one, because I just cannot figure out how to put into words how I feel about this book. Unfortunately, I'm not sure that will ever happen, so I might as well go ahead and put some thoughts down. I highly recommend this book, for adults and ...

  • Caitie
    Jun 29, 2017


    Like everything else Kwame Alexander has written, I read this in a sprint and devoured the whole 400 page book in two sittings. This book is definitely more YA than middle grade, which I hadn't realized before I started reading it, but Alexander knocks it out of the park. The poetry i...

  • Cassie Thomas
    Jun 28, 2017

    Cassie Thomas

    Kwame is definitely a lyrical genius. I stayed up late to finish Solo and am already ready to re-read the story. This is a YA book, but I can definitely see it being shared with mature 5th and middle school students. The story is about 17 year old Blade Morrison who has been around th...

  • Sarah
    Jun 27, 2017


    Where even to begin? Solo was nothing that I expected and I am so glad. Kwame Alexander does it again. I keep trying to type how I felt about the characters and the setting and growth and the sadness and the resolutions and the MUSIC! What a beautiful compilation of poetry and music. A...