If I Grow Up If I Grow Up

If I Grow Up

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Publisher Description

"WHEN YOU GREW UP IN THE PROJECTS, THERE WERE NO CHOICES. NO GOOD ONES, AT LEAST."

In the Frederick Douglass Project where DeShawn lives, daily life is ruled by drugs and gang violence. Many teenagers drop out of school and join gangs, and every kid knows someone who died. Gunshots ring out on a regular basis.

DeShawn is smart enough to know he should stay in school and keep away from the gangs. But while his friends have drug money to buy fancy sneakers and big-screen TVs, DeShawn's family can barely afford food for the month. How can he stick to his principles when his family is hungry?

In this gritty novel about growing up in the inner city, award-winning author Todd Strasser opens a window into the life of a teenager struggling with right and wrong under the ever-present shadow of gangs.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2009
February 24
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
240
Pages
PUBLISHER
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
SELLER
Simon & Schuster Digital Sales LLC
SIZE
1.1
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades 7 and Above

Customer Reviews

Mr.73210 ,

Amazing

If you're a minority. You must read this book, especially if you're in the middle of growing up in a bad neighborhood like Terrell and Deshawn. It shows you how much you're mind changes through the years, the reason why some gang members join gangs and life growing up in the inner city. Read it, You'll enjoy it.

isaiasd ,

You can feel this book!

Probably the best book out there. Read it in one day from day to night just because it got me hooked.! Easily my favorite of all time

patricia eby ,

If I grow up book

I loved this book! An right now it's my favorite book at this point :)

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