Garvey's Choice

Garvey's Choice

Nikki Grimes / Dec 12, 2019

Garvey s Choice Garvey s father has always wanted Garvey to be athletic but Garvey is interested in astronomy science fiction reading anything but sports Feeling like a failure he comforts himself with food Garve

  • Title: Garvey's Choice
  • Author: Nikki Grimes
  • ISBN: 9781629797403
  • Page: 498
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Garvey s father has always wanted Garvey to be athletic, but Garvey is interested in astronomy, science fiction, reading anything but sports Feeling like a failure, he comforts himself with food Garvey is kind, funny, smart, a loyal friend, and he is also overweight, teased by bullies, and lonely When his only friend encourages him to join the school chorus, Garvey s liGarvey s father has always wanted Garvey to be athletic, but Garvey is interested in astronomy, science fiction, reading anything but sports Feeling like a failure, he comforts himself with food Garvey is kind, funny, smart, a loyal friend, and he is also overweight, teased by bullies, and lonely When his only friend encourages him to join the school chorus, Garvey s life changes The chorus finds a new soloist in Garvey, and through chorus, Garvey finds a way to accept himself, and a way to finally reach his distant father by speaking the language of music instead of the language of sports.

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    1. Garvey's Choice by Nikki Grimes is a beautifully written children's novel, written in verse. A well taught life lesson for the middle-grade child that could very well carry into adulthood improving their self confidence and teaching them to be all that they can be, despite negative experiences that challenge them along the way. A quick and heart-felt read with so much to offer the reader. :-)

    2. This book says so much. It's written in tanka poetry form, but tells a story of a boy who's overweight and has a father who wants him to be a jock. It's a wonderful read for kids and sends an important message. My daughter enjoyed it too.5*****

    3. Stars wink, words slap, and laughter spatters in the pages and poems of Garvey’s Choice by Nikki Grimes. This beautiful story is told in verse with emotion and force. A story about a boy finding his way at home, school, and life.“I’m just beginning to learn what I am made of,to pay attentionto the kid in my own eyes,starting to like what I see.I feel unwrittenlike that song says, in chorus,my story untold.I can’t wait to sing the song,croon my own untold story.”This little book caught [...]

    4. This sweet lyrical book is a quick read, but is packed full of emotion and life lessons. Nikki Grimes masterfully tackles identity, family relationships, body image and healthy weight loss, friendship, and self love all in a book that you can easily read in less than an hour. I will definitely be purchasing this for the classroom library. Loved it.

    5. I think I liked this book because me and Garvey are similar in the fact that we may not be the thinnest, but when the world makes fun of you for it, we both went to music and friends for our safe haven.

    6. Anyone who has struggled to live up to a parent's expectations will see a part of themselves in this book. Garvey is trying to accept himself as a young boy who enjoys reading, space, and singing, while trying to ignore his dad's desire for him to play football and the other kids' taunts about his weight. But in the end"I do like Mannycrank up the inside volumelisten to my dreamsas I walk through the school hallsI choose what words to let in."That is strength. And that is Garvey's choice.

    7. This is written in an ancient poetry form called Tanka that originates in Japan.I give the author credit for sticking to the arduous pattern of: Line 1 - 5 syllablesLine 2 - 7 syllablesLine 3 - 5 syllablesLine 4 - 7 syllablesLine 5 - 7 syllablesThat isn't easy to pull off and she does so effortlessly.The story is about Garvey who is a young man in high school that is trying to find his place. He has a strained relationship with his father who values athleticism over Garvey's love of reading and [...]

    8. This nifty little novel in verse tells the story of Garvey, an overweight astronomy nerd who can't seem to live up to his father's expectations. I thought it was a nice story until I got to the end, where the author notes that she wrote all the poems in this story in the form of tanka, a Japanese poem with 5 lines and certain syllabic requirements per line. Then I had to go back to the text and marvel that she could tell such a story entirely using poems in that form. Wow! I have a hard time wri [...]

    9. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel about a boy coming to terms with who he is. I love the explanation about the poetic form used.

    10. Amazing book written in Tanka form poetry. I foresee this as a powerful read for any adolescent. This book gives voice to what many young men fear, not living up to the expectations/vision of their father. The novel in verse also does an excellent job of looking at issues like obesity, not conforming to societal pressures, and bullying (Peers & relational)I just love how this book gives voice to issues from a male adolescent perspective.For me this book was an amazing "window" and hopefully [...]

    11. A sweet, beautiful story in verse. I love Nikki Grimes' books - such a talented poet. The book has several important messages about life.

    12. Garvey is a boy who love reading and Star Trek. His dad on the other hand, wants him to be athletic, love football and sports. Garvey's mom follows his path with him. This book really explained the pressures on Garvey, his dad, football, and school.I gave this book 3 stars because it was slow throughout the beginning of the book to the end. I would recommend this book to those who enjoy realistic fiction.

    13. I like the style this book was written in. The short poems showed you enough to understand what was happening. Each page was like information concentrate, while short the packed a punch. This book was good and I liked the concert part towards the end. Definitely a must read, and undoubtedly a short read. Overall a pretty good book.

    14. This is a decent book. To read it you must have a strong grasp of inference and alluded messages. The reason why is this book has minimal text and the messages are kind of hidden within the lines of poetry. The message it sent was good, a chubby kid that can't get along with his dad is lost and only has one friend. He finds himself through chorus and also finds a friend there. And once he tells his dad they become close. Meanwhile, he is working out. A good message, but very cliche. All in all, [...]

    15. Richie’s Picks: GARVEY’S CHOICE by Nikki Grimes, Wordsong, October 2016, 120p ISBN: 978-1-62979740-3“My father would lift me highAnd dance with my mother and meAnd thenSpin me around ‘till I fell asleepThen up the stairs he would carry meAnd I knew for sureI was loved”--Luther Vandross, “Dance With My Father”“The Luther is ‘a house-made brioche donut, glazed in maple-chicken a jus and topped with warm pieces of oven-baked pecans. While that sounds like a meal already, the brioc [...]

    16. "Smile showing up like hope till ugly whispers from last year echo in memory, scraping that smile from my lips."Received at BEA Chicago 2016Writing a book all in verse must be the hardest way to write a book. You not only have to make your work stand out, but you must grasp the reader in a lot fewer words.This one comes with a heavy topic. The words bleed and cry with the turn of each chaptering page.Garvey is overweight and kind of nerdy. With one friend who encourages him in everything he does [...]

    17. Garvey's Choice is an amazing book and it is one my all time favorite Maine Student Book Awards. Some of the decisions Garvey makes is spectactular considering his dad is always trying to change Garvey's choices and trying to force him to do stuff Garvey isn't interested in. I give this book a four star.

    18. Ok, I'm seriously impressed. Yes it's Nikki Grimes, so the bar is high, but she soared over it. It's a very short book with very short poems to tell a surprisingly detailed story with a very strong heart.

    19. This book was amazing! As someone who was bullied throughout my school years I can say I wish I read this when I was in middle school.

    20. This contemporary, novel-in-verse is a story that everyone who has ever felt like an outsider will identify with. Nikki Grimes has captured the emotions and thoughts of a young boy who not only struggles with the usual bullies at school, but unexpected ones at home, as well. Everyone will see a bit of themselves in Garvey as he journeys to become his own person instead of being the son his father wants him to be. Compelling, deceivingly simple and haunting, this is story that will remain with th [...]

    21. If you've ever been called names in middle school, been judged on your appearance or felt lonely and miserable with youself this book will speak to you. When I first read the summary, I wondered how much sympathy I'd have for Garvey, but it grew and grew. I knew as soon as he shrugged off football for sci-fi this kid was his own person and I wanted to see him come into his own. This was my first time reading a Nikki Grimes book and many speckle my TBR list, I am eager to get more this year. I wa [...]

    22. I wanted to copy almost every page of this quick read to read with my students. This would be a great fast read aloud for my middle schoolers! Garvey's story of weight, his dad and him, and what he learns about friendship and life is told in a form of "Tanka."

    23. This was a very quick read. The book was about a boy named Garvey, his dad wants him to be a quarterback and to play sports. But Garvey wants to sing. This book as okay, I don't think I would read it again though.

    24. I really liked Grimes' use of the tanka form of Japanese poetry. The images that the language invokes is wonderful. One of my favorites: "The story spools out spider silk and captures me."

    25. Garvey's Choice is an exceptional novel in verse! Learned so much about Tanka poetry & being happy with yourself! Buying for my fifth grade classroom! Loved Grimes' wisdom and honesty. Grades 4/5+.

    26. Excellent book on learning how to accept 'self'. Thank you Nikki Grimes. Written in the ancient Japanese poetry form Tanka (meaning short poem).

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