Sharon G. Flake
Page Count: 240
Age Range: 10 and up
Adonis is really good at school. Autumn is really good at wrestling, cooking, and friendships—but not so good at school. She sets her mind to winning Adonis over just as her wrestling career takes off and her grades start to tank. Can she get everything she wants when Adonis, her teachers, and her parents all want different things for her?
Pinned would be a good book for anyone who enjoys a strong moral and a likeable female protagonist. It might be particularly appropriate for those who have felt singled out or different, as Adonis and Autumn sometimes feel about being wheelchair-bound and below grade level in reading, respectively. If readers are specifically seeking literature about Black students, Pinned is a recent addition to than canon, though the setting is somewhat contrived.