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At first it's a rush following Mike hopping turnstiles subway surfing and getting into all kinds of trouble But Bryan never really feels right acting so wrong and drama really isn't him So which way will he go especially when his dad tells him it's better to be hard and feared than likedBut if there's one. Strong voice realistic characters a great conversation starter for making choices in life when the choices aren t easy

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Tight by Torrey Maldonado

Thing Bryan's gotten from his comic heroes it's that he has power to stand up for what he feels Torrey Maldonado delivers a fast paced insightful dynamic story capturing urban community life Readers will connect with Bryan's journey as he navigates a tough world with a heartfelt desire for a different lif. I ve seen uite a few mentions of this book on Twitter and other various social media platforms that I follow for book recommendations and was planning on adding it to my next book order for the library Imagine my surprise when my December order came in and there it was apparently I had already decided to order I am glad I did and can t wait to share it with my students This is a perfect introduction to literature featuring diverse characters and settings paving the way for kids to be ready to read of Jason Reynolds work think When I was the Greatest or something along the lines of Randy Ribay s After the Shot Drops This is a fantastic middle grade read that forces the reader to consider the uestion of how we know someone is a true friend and if being closer than a friend like a brother means that you have to take the good along with the badBryan likes to hang out by himself enjoying the drama free life he can create when he hangs with his Ma after work or goes past his Pa and his boys on the corner He knows all those guys have his back so he doesn t have to worry too much about appearing soft But then he meets Mike a kid from across the street and they start hanging out They bond over comics super heroes and eventually Mike starts introducing Bryan to things he thinks might be wrong like jumping the turnstile at the train but he also knows that he gets a serious rush from As they continue to be friends Bryan has to ask himself how far he is willing to go for a kid he thinks of like a brother when he isn t sure he even wants to be friends anyHighly recommend A great book to give to kids after they finish the Track series Appropriate for grades 5 8

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Tight Lately Bryan's been feeling it in all kinds of ways Bryan knows what's tight for him reading comics drawing superheroes and hanging out with no drama But drama is every day where he's from and that gets him tight wound upAnd now Bryan's friend Mike pressures him with ideas of fun that are crazy risky. I m looking forward to sharing this one with my students in the fall especially those who like stories in urban settings and characters who face tough choices I loved the characters voices and the development of both Bryan and Mike and would have appreciated knowing a little of Pa s backstory as well And while I wanted to keep reading about what happened tomorrow the ending presents a great opportunity for readers to think about the choices they might make in Bryan s place A definite add to my classroom library


10 thoughts on “Tight by Torrey Maldonado

  1. says:

    One of the most immersive gripping eye opening and powerfully REAL books I’ve read in some time With superheroically agile prose Torrey Maldonado packs a staggering amount into TIGHT’s 177 pages There is plenty here for EVERY kind of reader to love

  2. says:

    I’m looking forward to sharing this one with my students in the fall especially those who like stories in urban settings and characters who f

  3. says:

    Tight admittedly is one of those books that really isn't for me I listened to it because I liked the narration and the cover design and try to read as much diverse fiction as I can That said I'm a white woman in my 30s and I wasn't

  4. says:

    It's actually really great to read a book about toxic male friendships in middle school I feel like this is something we'

  5. says:

    It’s fresh and will give middle school readers an opportunity to reflect on friendships and choices they make or will potentially make Look for this one in Sept‬

  6. says:

    Strong voice realistic characters a great conversation starter for making choices in life when the choices aren't easy

  7. says:

    I've seen uite a few mentions of this book on Twitter and other various social media platforms that I follow for book recommendations and was planning on adding it to my next book order for the library Imagine my surprise when my December order came in and there it was; apparently I had already decided to order I am glad

  8. says:

    Peer pressure can have serious conseuences which Bryan uickly learns after hanging out with his new friend Mike A uick thought provoking read for ages 10 and up

  9. says:

    I grabbed an ARC of this book from the Book Portage groupAn introspective look at a boy's friendships and the ch

  10. says:

    Bryan loves uiet places and uiet times that allow him to read and draw in peace Why does that earn him the name Nerd from the other dudes? He likes to hang out with his mom at her work where he gets his own little office for homework and reading comics Why does that seem strange to his freuently incarcerated father?At the urging of