Two people, so unlike in personalities and beliefs that people would never guess that they could work together.
Two people, so unlike in personalities and beliefs that people would never guess that they could work together. In He Said She Said by Kwame Alexander, Omar Smalls and Claudia Clark must overcome adversity and show that working together is possible.
At West Charleston High School, football is the fuel for the school. They won the championship last year and the team has never been so big. Of course the marching band and drama is important, but the star quarterback Omar(T-Diddy) Smalls runs the school. Omar is “Mr. Football” and “Mr. Popular” someone who Claudia Clark, a Harvard-bound student would never associate herself with. Until the schools funding for the arts is cut. But when Claudia tells him about the cuts, and Omar offers to get the funding back and the arts reinstated, she is convinced that he could help the cause. They end up staging a massive silent protest that spreads across all of South Carolina. If they can with stand the strength of the budget, they may even succeed.
Through ups and downs they will have to work out their differences and come to understand each other. But will they succeed and bring together the school, the community, and themselves?
Though a thoroughly entertaining book, I would definitely recommend it for teens ages 13 and up for mature content. It is definitely a book for older teens. For anyone looking at an empty bookshelf in need of a new resident, pick up He Said She Said by Kwame Alexander.