Jason & Kyra

Erica O. Dolland

Jason & Kyra by Dana Davidson. Jump at the Sun/Hyperion, June 2004, $16.99 ISBN 0-786-81851-4, Ages 12 and up

All the nuances of an idyllic love story: struggle, fate, jealousy, separation and reunion, saturate the pages of this young-adult novel. Two distinct high-school students, brainy Kyra and star basketball player Jason, isolated from one another in their social spheres but united when paired for a class project. Preconceived notions of each other are flushed and love abounds, but not without dissent from Jason’s ex-girlfriend, Lisa. Although more than 300 pages, Davidson’s magnificent literary undertaking will immediately absorb any young reader.

–Reviewed by Erica O. Dolland Erica O. Dolland is an elementary teacher in Harlem, New York. She is writing a book series for young girls.

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