In any event, I read BLINDSPOT by Kevin Pyle this morning. Read it right on the heels of the Newsweek issue on the VT shootings. So, my spidey-sense was tingling immediately as I read about a kid who has moved often, for whom school is not rewarding. This is a kid whose friends like to explore woods, who throw rocks at a homeless man and destroy his lean-to shack. Uh-oh.
Fortunately, this book takes a turn.
I liked Pyle's use of monochromatic colors: light blue in the home; dark green in the forest. Olive, sepia tone, 4 color splashes for fantasy. This is a perfect QP book, a great book for boys, and one I think teachers need to know as well.