Miles Morales: Spider-Man (Book Review)

*Synopsis*

Miles Morales is Spider-Man. This may sound simple and it has become a fact of life for Miles, but that doesn’t make it easy. Miles is black and Puerto Rican, and his father has quite the checkered past. Even though he’s changed, Miles worries that some of that “bad blood” still flows through his veins. It could help explain why Miles got suspended last week. Maybe Miles Morales just isn’t cut for being a superhero, or maybe he’s just not ready.

*Review*

This took me a while to finish for 2 main reasons:

  1. I started reading it during an incredibly busy time in my life
  2. I lost the books for several months

I started reading Miles Morales back in late April. I checked it out, along with a few others books, from my local library. This was around the time I was graduating and busy doing all kinds of other things, which is actually the reason I ended up losing it.

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Jason Reynolds and I’ve been hearing a lot of rumors about a movie adaptation coming soon. The prompt of a black spiderman is great, paired with the main character’s troubled family history, makes for an interesting story.

4/5 Stars

*Side-Note*

Apparently, Shameik Moore is going to be playing the main character. His role in Dope hooked me from the beginning, then The Get Down, and now this. Well, that’s the end of the gush fest.

Author: Rachelle Saint Louis

Rachelle Saint Louis is a Haitian-American writer, born and raised in South Florida. She received a 2018 Silver Medal in the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition for her poem “Red Blood Cell.” She is currently a Psychology and English double major at Florida Atlantic University. Her poetry has been published in Rigorous Magazine. Rachelle has been writing poetry since the 7th grade and you can often find her performing Spoken Word at local open mics.

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