For Everyone by Jason Reynolds is, indeed, for everyone. However, I think that every Jason Reynolds book I have read should be read by everyone. That's just how good Reynolds is. The thing is, this is the time of year when people buy all kinds of gift books. You know the type, those little mini books with a word or picture on each page, that people mean well by giving and are usually an add on, impulse buy at a book or card store. And then there is Oh, the Places You'll Go! I feel bad mentioning that because Dr. Seuss was such a nice dude.
But this is the PERFECT gift for a graduate. Or a non-graduate or anyone. What a fantastic, fantastic, thoughtful and powerful, meaningful book.
What's Going On Here?
There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.