Miles Morales: Spider-Man by Jason Reynolds

Miles Morales: Spider-Man  by Jason Reynolds

Miles Morales by Jason Reynolds is a fun and deep thinking read. Jason Reynolds is one of my favorite authors and I will read anything he writes. Miles Morales goes to Brooklyn Vision Academy which is a boarding school that he lives at during the week and comes home on weekends for. He also happens to be Spider-Man. He tries to find a balance between being Miles and being Spider-Man but ends up suspended when his spider sense started to tingle and he ran out of Mr. Chamberlain’s history class. I love the way that this is written, mostly focusing on the Miles part of his life and less so on the Spider-Man part. Miles is up against a racist history teacher and has reoccurring nightmares about the death of his Uncle Aaron. But to keep on the straight path of school, since education is his path to success, he decides that Spider-Man will take a sabbatical to focus on doing well in school. Reynolds is an amazing writer in the way that he is able to convey the story and all the messages he channels into the story. Although at sometimes I felt like I was missing some information about what had previously happened. He is able to have this book be about Miles trying to survive in school but also talk about the prison system (how it is messed up) and the obstacle of racism in young people of color’s lives. I generally love super hero movies, I have seen all the Marvel movies but am not a huge super fan, but I still thoroughly enjoyed this book. I would recommend this book to super hero lovers and non-super hero lovers alike.

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