During Rebound written by Kwame Alexander, the reader experiences many different feelings and emotions that Charlie Bell experiences. After Charlie packs his bags and moves to Up State New York for the summer with his grandparents, Charlie finds a love for basketball. Roxy, Charlie’s cousin, helped discover this love by putting her love and passion for the game in Charlie. This newly found love has helped Charlie sallow the tough pill of losing his father. The loss of his father has changed a lot in Charlie’s life. He wasn’t on the best terms with his mother right after the loss but they are working to get things back to normal. Along, with this new passion, it has made Charlie Bell more confident and has helped him get over the loss of his dad. With summer coming to an end it will be interesting to see how Charlie reacts when he returns home for the fall.