Saturday, January 4, 2014

Jumped In by Patrick Flores-Scott - - ESSENTIAL

Flores-Scott, Patrick Jumped In, 291 pgs. 2013 Henry Holt and Company. $16.99.  Language: R; (151 swears 27 Fs) Violence: PG; Mature Content: G.  

Sam has a list of rules that keep him invisible in High School: don’t be late, don’t screw around, don’t raise your hand etc.  So far, the rules are working, until Luis comes to class.  Luis has a reputation - - he’s quiet, has a bad scar on his neck, and the gang kids seem to respect/fear him.  Their English teacher, Ms. Cassidy has started a poetry unit, and she’s not about to let "luisandsam" get away with doing nothing, so Luis comes up with a plan.  

Told from Sam’s perspective, with poems written by Luis to show the reader his point of view, this novel about judging people and making the best of your situation is an essential for the high school library (if your patrons can handle the language) HS ESSENTIAL Lisa Librarian

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