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Stuntboy, In-between Time - Jason Reynolds

From Carnegie Medal winner Jason Reynolds comes the sequel to the hilarious, hopeful, and action-packed middle-grade illustrated novel, Stuntboy, in the Meantime, about the greatest young superhero you’ve never heard of.


Portico Reeves is the greatest superhero a lot of people have never heard of. He likes it that way – then no one can get in the way of him from keeping other people safe. Super safe. He’s Stuntboy. He’s got the moves. And he saves. Except, there’s been one major fail. When Portico, his new friend Herbert, and his best friend Zola, discover an empty apartment, unlocked, they are very excited. It’s a perfect hideout, and it’s all theirs. So they decide to make it their own… with stunts of the drawing kind. Problem is, that gives some Grown Up People the frets, which leads to double threats for Portico. And he’s not sure his arsenal of stunts can combat that.


Jason Reynolds is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, and winner of the 2021 Carnegie Medal. He is also a Newbury Award Honoree, a Printz Award Honoree, a two-time National Book Award finalist, a Kirkus Prize winner, a two-time Walter Dean Myers Award winner, an NAACP Image Award winner, and the recipient of multiple Coretta Scott King Book Award Honors. The previous US National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, his many books including Look Both Ways, the RUN series and Long Way Down. He lives in Washington, D.C.


I'm a big fan of Jason Reynolds already....his 'Run' series, and Look Both Ways, so was thrilled to be able to review this book, the next in the 'Stuntboy' series.

If you've read book one, this is more of the same...if you haven't, you're in for a treat!

A mix of text types ( from lists to adverts), graphic novel/comic book style illustrations and on different fonts, it can take a bit of getting used to and to follow, but once you get used to it, the mix of action, funny content alongside serious messages about dealing with issues such as bullying, separation and anxiety will have you hooked and laughing out loud at points!

It's brilliant fun, and perfect for engaging more reluctant readers along with giving a change of style to more confident independent readers who fancy something different.

my thanks to Knights Of and Courtney at EdPr for having me on the blogtour and the copy of the book to review.

Find out more via the other social media accounts and links below:

Stuntboy, In-Between Time:


@jasonreynolds83 | @raulthe3rd | @_KnightsOf | @ed_pr


@jasonreynolds83 | @raulthethirdvamos | @ _knightsof |

Review by Rich Simpson ( @richreadalot) August 2023.

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