Zen and the Art of Faking It
by Jordan Sonnenblick
I thought this was a wise little book, and could be an interesting jumping off point for kids interested in Taoism. It’s heavy-handed in parts, and one sees the train wreck coming from the very beginning but it’s satisfying just the same. I liked San a lot, and was rooting for him the whole way through. Any book with a Zen basketball game is worth picking up.
The switch to present tense at the end (which seems to be a thing for MG/YA books lately) is annoying. I get it, but it’s intrusive and feels like the author not trusting the reader.