Blade Morrison’s life seems perfect. He’s a skilled guitarist with a famous musician for a father, and he has plenty of money and girls to choose from. But despite this, Blade feels lost. The one girl he truly cares for can’t be seen with him. His father’s face covers the tabloids. And ever since his mother passed away, he doesn’t seem to fit in with the rest of his family. Solo explores Blade’s search for identity through poetry, following his quest for love and belonging.
Solo illustrates a multilayered story in an incredibly bold, creative format. The book is told through the poetic language that shapes Blade’s life as a musician, creating a lyrical form of writing but also shaping an engaging plot about both romantic love and family interactions. I would highly recommend this book to those looking for a unique take on a coming-of-age story.