Tuesday, June 28, 2011
The Yo-Yo Prophet by Karen Krossing
The novel The Yo-Yo Prophet written by Karen Krossing is about Calvin, a high school yo-yo fanatic. His mother died, his grandmother is sick and getting worse every day, and his father ran out on them years ago. Calvin's only relief in life is taking out a yo-yo and practicing as many tricks as possible. Calvin takes up performing on the streets and people immediately love him. He takes up the name the Yo-Yo Prophet and things start going well in life for a change. Then tragedy strikes. Calvin's grandmother sells the family laundromat along with the house and now they must find themselves a new place to live. Calvin's street performing isn't going so good either. Since his predictions are not coming true people stop watching his shows. Calvin must somehow find a way to save his performances and his frayed family.
Altogether, The Yo-Yo Prophet was a phenomenal book and the ending just warms your heart. Calvin is a character many people can relate to and Karen Krossing really knows how to bring readers in. Good job!
Reviewed by Hannah.
Reviewed from an advanced reader copy.