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Reviewed by Grandma Bev for TeensReadToo.com

Woodson's engrossing story contains a lot of big issues, but the main theme is about friendship, and how unexpected changes come into our lives as we are touched by others.

AFTER TUPAC & D FOSTER is a tension-filled story of how two twelve-year-old girls meet ...
Woodson's engrossing story contains a lot of big issues, but the main theme is about friendship, and how unexpected changes come into our lives as we are touched by others.

AFTER TUPAC & D FOSTER is a tension-filled story of how two twelve-year-old girls meet an outsider and become friends with her. "D" is a foster child, and has adopted "Foster" as her last name. Abandoned by her mother, D Foster is searching for something that is missing in her life...perhaps a sense of belonging and permanence. The other two girls begin to explore the city with her, all of them searching for their "Big Purpose" in life. All the girls have their own set of family issues, and their own approach to solving these problems.

All three girls are great fans of the rapper, Tupac Shakur, and are dismayed when he is shot. They examine the meaning of his rap lyrics as they apply to their lives as African-Americans living in Queens, New York, and find that they have much in common with his ideas.

When D's birth mother shows up to reclaim her daughter and take her out of the lives of the other two girls, you can't help but hope that her life will be better this time -- while fearing that it will be a rerun of her past history.

Racism, homosexuality, and incarceration are touched upon in this slice-of-life story. Every teen can find something to relate to in this emotional story of how teens cope with life. There isn't a great deal of suspense, but Ms. Woodson's writing style is absorbing, and makes you wish the story was longer. It does give you cause to reflect on how your own friends and acquaintances have changed your life.

posted by TeensReadToo on October 26, 2008

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After Tupac and D Foster from Adrian Salome - LMS #4

"After Tupac and D Foster" is a very interesting book to start my summer reading. I was very amazed when I first read the book because of the real facts. I would really recommend this book to a friend or someone who likes to read novels that are fun and interesting. I e...
"After Tupac and D Foster" is a very interesting book to start my summer reading. I was very amazed when I first read the book because of the real facts. I would really recommend this book to a friend or someone who likes to read novels that are fun and interesting. I enjoyed the book because it was what could really happen to three friends that have a lot of common between them. Once I started to read it I was stared with the details, characters and settings. This is one of the greatest novels I have ever read. It has a lot of drama like when they found out that D's mom was a white women and her friends where very shocked . Also when Tupac got shoot twice and he went to the hospital and survived twice and then he went to jail for touching a girl's behind. Therefore Tupac didn't have that much luck the next time and he died.
But then they realize that D's got more freedom than her friends. I would like to read another book from her like " The house you pass on the way" that is about Evangeline meets her adopted cousin Trout and they learn about each other and what they like and what they don't like and they help each other. Then I would like to read the book of "Lena " that when things get to bad in home Lena and Dion escape and go out to the road dressed like boys so things would be easier. I really think people should read this book because it's interesting and very fun reading.

posted by 1838355 on August 30, 2009

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    Posted August 30, 2009

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    After Tupac and D Foster from Adrian Salome - LMS #4

    "After Tupac and D Foster" is a very interesting book to start my summer reading. I was very amazed when I first read the book because of the real facts. I would really recommend this book to a friend or someone who likes to read novels that are fun and interesting. I enjoyed the book because it was what could really happen to three friends that have a lot of common between them. Once I started to read it I was stared with the details, characters and settings. This is one of the greatest novels I have ever read. It has a lot of drama like when they found out that D's mom was a white women and her friends where very shocked . Also when Tupac got shoot twice and he went to the hospital and survived twice and then he went to jail for touching a girl's behind. Therefore Tupac didn't have that much luck the next time and he died.
    But then they realize that D's got more freedom than her friends. I would like to read another book from her like " The house you pass on the way" that is about Evangeline meets her adopted cousin Trout and they learn about each other and what they like and what they don't like and they help each other. Then I would like to read the book of "Lena " that when things get to bad in home Lena and Dion escape and go out to the road dressed like boys so things would be easier. I really think people should read this book because it's interesting and very fun reading.

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