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ISBN13: 9780060582937
ISBN10: 0060582936
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The thing was that me and Rise were blood brothers, but sometimes I really didn't know him. . . .

As Jesse fills his sketchbook with drawings and portraits of Rise, he tries to make sense of the complexities of friendship, loyalty, and loss in a neighborhood plagued by drive-bys, vicious gangs, and abusive cops.

About the Author

Walter Dean Myers is a New York Timesbestselling and critically acclaimed author who has garnered much respect and admiration for his fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for young people. Winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award, he is considered one of the preeminent writers for children. He lives in Jersey City, New Jersey, with his family.

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SnowRaven, September 11, 2014 (view all comments by SnowRaven)
I have always loved the late Mr. Walter Dean Myers' work ever since middle school (which was a while back!), and this one does not disappoint. This book is an easy read because it has its fair share of pictures inside that are meant to be drawings done by the main character. This story was very relatable and very sad towards the end. If you're going to read one of Walter Dean Myers' books, this should be the one to read. Of course, he has many other great ones, but this one may just take the cake (at least for me!).
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crowyhead, August 29, 2008 (view all comments by crowyhead)
Walter Dean Myers has done it again. This is the touching, realistic story of a young man, Jesse, growing up in a neighborhood fraught with violence, who must rely on his family, friends, and his own good sense in order to survive and prosper. When his oldest friend, Rise, starts getting involved in drug-dealing and violent crime, Jesse is almost unsure whether to truly believe it's happening, since Rise has always spoken out against drugs and gangs. But Rise thinks he sees a way to get out of the neighborhood, a way to make something of himself, and Jesse must decide exactly where his loyalties lie. One of the highlights of the book is that Jesse is a budding artist, and Walter Dean Myers's son, Christopher Myers, has amply illustrated this novel with Jesse's illustrations, notebook doodles, and comic strips. It's a wonderful, realistic book, and it's beautifully executed.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060582937
Author:
Myers, Walter Dean
Publisher:
Amistad
Illustrator:
Myers, Christopher A.
Illustrator:
Myers, Christopher
Author:
Myers, Christopher
Author:
hristopher
Author:
Myers, C.
Author:
by Walter Dean Myers and Christopher Myers
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Gangs
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
Social Issues - Violence
Subject:
Social Issues - Drugs, Alcohol, & Substance Abuse
Subject:
Situations / Drugs, Alcohol, Substance Abuse
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Drugs, Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.56 in 8.8 oz
Age Level:
from 14

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