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This story has a very violent theme while one child is planning on being a drug dealer, and everyone feels he is wrong. A slightly slow moving story, but deeply touching.Published 3 months ago by Iron Buddha
This book is so good it hurts. Even though you know the ending, every page pulls you in deeper. It's one of Walter Dean Myers' best and most slept-on novels.Published 21 months ago by Urban Fiction Fan
A high school teacher once told Walter Dean Myers to keep on writing, no matter what—“It’s what you do,” He dropped out of high school, but remembered what his teacher said and... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Anne
Very good book for young black teenagers to get out the hood and do what's best for you not for anyone elsePublished on August 31, 2014 by TABITHA N TUCCILLE
I wouldn't recommend this book. It is very sad and depressing. I couldn't get through it because it kept getting worse.Published on February 6, 2013 by English Teacher
We have a tough group who are willing readers...this book was a hit!
It caught the attention of those students who do not easily get engaged in a book.
"Yeah well, he went out like a man,' Rise said". In the first chapter of the book Rise says that someone that had died in a drive by went out like a man. Read morePublished on March 28, 2012 by Teach
The Book, I bought 6 of them and they were in good shape, (got them timely too!)Published on August 28, 2010 by James Schultz