Something went wrong. Please try your request again later. In addition to being an inner-city high school English teacher and former professor in the Graduate School of Education at Loyola Marymount University, Mr. Sitomer is a nationally renowned speaker specializing in engaging reluctant readers who received the award for Classroom Excellence from the Southern California Teachers of English and the Teacher of the Year honor from California Literacy.

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Shelves: young-adult-fiction , contemporary-fiction , read-in When this book started, and even as it progressed, I harbored a lot of hope for this book. I picked it up because I had given it as an option to my advanced ELA middle school students for their next project and the majority of my class chose this book. I had not read it, however. However, those two things are not what caused me to lower my rating of the book.

Throughout When this book started, and even as it progressed, I harbored a lot of hope for this book. Throughout the book, I analyzed the development of the main character, Teddy, since that is the prompt my seventh graders are using to write their literary analysis essay on the book of their choosing.

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. However, Teddy never seemed to change. He never seemed to learn any lesson. I never understood his motivation for creating the "Type II special services account. Sitomer gives the book a heartwarming ending for most of the characters, an ending that I suppose he hopes will cause the readers to overlook the lack of growth in his main character.

I do not recommend this book at all. To view it, click here. The Anderson family felt devastaded after they lost their baby girl at the hands of gang members. Teddy shows no emotion to his family, but inside he feels hurt and plans revenge on his sisters murder. Young teens are getting involved in gangs, drugs, robbery, and murder.

Teddy was arrested and taken to Hausner Juvenile Hall, is a youth correctional facility in the state of California. He was charged with seven crimes and all seven charges were charged as "gang related.

Judge lynch is an intelligent man, who dislikes gang members. Judge Lynch orders Teddy to serve time under house arrest No its not his first book i feel like all his books are as good as this one.

Well the characters name was teddy and he just wanted revenge for his little sisters killing. Yes i do think the book is well written because the book keeps your attention and its not boring. I would recommend this book to others because people need to read more good books and this is one of them I was hooked at the first sentence, and I remained hooked until the end.

The plot twists, relatable characters, and unintimidating flow of narrative all work together to make this a great choice for young adult readers. My first reason is that I can relate to some of the characters. For example, a lot of the characters grew up rough. Also, I like the plot because it really grabbed my attention.

For instance, the fact that main character friend got killed made me want to read more. Also, I really like how much details they give you. For instance, it gave a lot of information about these kids life and how they grew in to the gang life.

Therefore, I think this is such a good book. If more This book was great!!!! If more young people read this book from the same back ground it makes them feel better like me.


Homeboyz by Alan Lawrence Sitomer

Oct 25, Ketzenygonzalez rated it it was amazing Everyday there are families that loose their loved ones due to gang violence. Many families want revenge on the people who killed their loved ones others are scared. Homeboyz, by Alan Lawrence Sitomer, tells the story of a family loosing a loved one due to gang violence and the struggles they have gone through. They have a really hard time getting over the death Everyday there are families that loose their loved ones due to gang violence.


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