Take Back the Block by Chrystal D. Giles

Take Back the Block

Chrystal D. Giles

240 pages first pub 2021 (editions)

fiction contemporary middle grade lighthearted medium-paced


Brand-new kicks, ripped denim shorts, royal-blue Supreme tee—Wes Henderson has the best style in sixth grade. That--and hanging out with the crew (his best friends since little kid days) and playing video games--is what Wes wants to be thinking ab...

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Community Reviews Summary of 101 reviews


hopeful 80%
inspiring 73%
informative 61%
emotional 42%
reflective 38%
lighthearted 26%
funny 15%
sad 7%
adventurous 3%
challenging 3%
tense 3%


fast 57%
medium 42%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 61% | Plot: 33% | Character: 4%

Strong character development?

Yes: 81% | No: 13% | It's complicated: 4%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 52% | Yes: 29% | It's complicated: 17%

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