Homeboyz has 82 ratings and 23 reviews. Fleiry said: Homeboyz by Alan lawrence Sitomer is about a boy named teddy that feels angry about a homeboy killin. When his sister is shot and killed in a gangland drive-by shooting, Teddy plots revenge, and the tension of this gritty and violent story lies in just. Homeboyz (Hoopster) by Alan Lawrence Sitomer – book cover, description, publication history.
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Micah is brought up in gang violence at an early age and is need of a role model without knowing it.
This book is full of intense details and leaves you mesmerized with each page you turn. The setting is in the ghetto, the author makes you feel as though you were really there. I kept hoping as I read, that I would see some changes in Teddy that would result in significant growth, in him learning an actual lesson. Views Read Edit View history. Micah who is a wanna be gang banger who has no relativeno homboyz, no mother, he has no one so he fends for himself.
The Anderson family suffered another hardship when Teddy gets arrested for attempted murder against his little sister’s killer. Want to Read saving…. I would rate this book a solid 8 out of Teddy is forced to spend five days each week mentoring a child named Micah.
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The Secret Story of Sonia Rodriguez. They have a really hard time getting over the death especiall Everyday there are families that loose their loved ones due to gang violence.
A book I began to read with one of the classes in my school. But when Teddy’s little sister Tina is gunned down in a drive-by shooting by a local gang in his neighborhood, a switch flips turning him into not such a nice guy anymore.
Teaching Teens and Reaping Results. This is a big part in the story because as he’s about to be introduced to one of his best friends. I really enjoyed the book and it was pretty good. Oct 12, Oliver Mirer rated it it was amazing.
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This article about a young adult novel of the s is a stub. Retrieved from ” https: This audiobook can be listened to on: I had not read it, however. You’ve successfully reported this review. I recommend this book to anyone that just wants a page turner Teddy is a great athlete and student trying not to get involved in gang conflict in his area unlike homeblyz teens his age.
He also uses alot of personification and similes to give examples. Teddy’s family is devastated. I was attracted to this book because it’s fast going and shows you how everyday life is like for teenage minorities living in lwwrence struggles of poverty. This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat Sometimes I be wanting to reread it.
Homeboyz by Alan Sitomer
The characters themselves kept me turning the page and i believe that anyone who cares and wants to read about urban society today will enjoy and appreciate this book. As part of the innovative rehabilitation program Diaz runs, Teddy is assigned to tutor Micah, a twelve-year-old orphan and would-be gangsta. She tried to run, but only made it five feet before her chest was pumped with hollow points.
Refresh and try again. Nov 02, Alden S rated it it was amazing. I felt like I was there with the family. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Nov 20, Pawrence Chillin rated it it was amazing. But even though Teddy thinks he knows honeboyz all, he fails to see how Micah’s desperate need for love and trust just might have the power not only to pierce all Teddy’s defenses, but to save his family.
lawreence Despite the graphic scenes in the book, and the stereotypes that some characters fit, I still would highly recommend Homeboyz. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. He is paroled into an experimental program where he is expected to tutor a year-old wanna-be gangsta, Micah, under the supervision of a probation officer.
With all the sadness hmeboyz anger built up inside Teddy, he decides to seek revenge and goes looking for the men who killed his sister but ends up arrested for getting in a fight with some gang members outside a convenience store. I really enjoyed how the book was a fast read and was very easy to get into. It was a book that I never wanted to put down, and I am not one who enjoys homeboya.
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