Jason is a basketball star and one of the most popular guys in school. Brainy Kyra isn't, but she doesn't much care what other people think. Under normal circumstances, Jason and Kyra would live in their separate worlds until graduation. But fate intervenes, and the unlikely duo is paired up for a class project. Although preconceived notions abound on both sides, Kyra soon realizes that Jason is not the dumb jock she anticipated. And Jason finds himself telling Kyra things he can't even tell his best friend. As the two become close and eventually start to fall in love, no one in school can believe it, especially Jason's ex-girlfriend, who is determined to get him back. Being together means navigating the obstacles that are coming their way-but staying apart may be impossible. Dana Davidson is a high school teacher who was the 2001 winner of the Newsweek WDIV Outstanding Teacher Award. This is her first book for young adults.
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Ebony magazine wrote: "Dana Davidson speaks to teenagers in a truthful, urban voice..." She made her fiction debut with Jason and Kyra, a love story that Booklist said "...teens won't be able to stop reading." The winner of the 2001 Newsweek/WDIV-TV Outstanding Teacher Award, Dana teaches high school in Detroit, and lives just outside the city with her family.From School Library Journal:
Grade 10 Up–A predictable, sappy tale set at a large high school in the Detroit area with an African-American cast of characters. Jason, star basketball player and "damn fine," finds himself increasingly lonely and frustrated with his girlfriend, Lisa. She is beautiful, he knows, but shallow and he wants someone with whom he can really talk, especially when his father rages at him. In his AP English class, he is paired for an assignment with brainiac Kyra, who dresses and acts differently from the popular girls in school. He finds himself increasingly drawn to her because she is so easy to be with, and because he finds her stable family environment to be a safe haven from his stormy home. Kyra, on the other hand, senses the attraction but attempts to stave it off because of his tremendous popularity and "taken" status. After realizing their attraction to one another, Jason dumps Lisa and she vows to get him back. Beneath the typical high school romance story–flowers, dances, first times, home trouble–is a story that many teens will enjoy. Opposites attracting, preconceived notions, hallway conversations, and the intensity of first love are themes that always capture this audience. While seasoned readers will tire of the worn plot line, young adults looking for a light romance will find a quick read.–Karen Hoth, Marathon Middle/High School, FL
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