By Walter Dean Myers
Age variety: 10 - 14 Years
within the moment ebook of the CRUISERS sequence, Walter Dean Myers explores the realm of aggressive chess as visible during the eyes of a gaggle of center college misfits.
Sidney Aronofsky is likely one of the most sensible chess gamers less than age sixteen. while he's arrested for attempting to purchase medicines, it comes as a complete shock to people who comprehend him. the expectancies of folks, faculties, and tutors strain the younger avid gamers. Sidney loves and desires to play chess, yet dislikes the consistent highlight. He thinks that if he seems to be enthusiastic about medications he'll be excused from enjoying at the school's group. during this e-book Zander and his creware again, utilizing the Cruiser tuition newspaper convey their frustrations and triumphs.
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Checkmate (Cruisers, Book 2) by Walter Dean Myers