Darius & Twig chronicles a short period of time in the lives of the boys for which the book is titled (though the focus is more on Darius). Nothing really happens and yet, everything happens. As these boys come of age in Harlem, they deal with all the “normal” high school pressures—both are seeking scholarships to college—and family issues. It’s a slice of life novel that provides insight on the friendship of two boys who have different interests (writing for Darius, running for Twig) and support each other through their struggles.
Review copy provided by the publisher, Amistad.