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  • ISBN-13: 9781601621849
  • Publisher: Kensington
  • Publication date: 2/1/2009
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 340,793
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2009

    fantic book

    Im a 16 year old and i found the book to be a realitic book. Its base on a 16 year od everyday way of life. it was very interesting and i finish the book in 2 days. Its really good for teens who have parents that are over protective and try to avoid things for happening to their babies or baby. Read this book can also incourage teens to listen to their parents. its not that their tryin to be overprotive they might just have a bad feeling about you goin.
    *PARENT NOTE: dont try to keep your kid/s from doing things because its going to happen anyway or make them want to do it even more.NOT TRYIN 2 TELL YOU HOW TO RAISE YOUR KID JUST SPEAKING ON A TEENAGE POINT OF VIEW AND HOW WE FEEL WHEN PARENTS DO THINGS CAUSE WE HAVE FEELINGS TO AND YOU WE'RE ONCE OUR AGE!
    I STONGLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO TEENS!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 14, 2011

    This COuld Be A Story Similar To Your Life. READ IT!

    I would recommend this book for freshmens & older. This story is mainly about a 16 year old girl who had to grow up fast because of her life situation. She went through so much stuff that alot of us teens go through now.If you didnt go through what she went through then you are lucky. So many people go through thier days scared to death because they don't know what might happen if they step foot out the door. So, think about how she feels & what she goes through. There are three other books in this series, but 16 On The Block is the best out of all of them. If you enjoy this book, you would want to read the others, but you will realize that out of all four books, 16 On The Block attracts more attention from you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2011

    Very good but not good enough

    I am 16 but it didnt seem like a book for me. The book was nice and had a great story but i felt as if it was rushed. about only 150 pages, i finished it in about 3 hours. I think this book is for ages 13-15, not so exciting but it was good. I waited all that time to receive the book and read for only 3 hours.

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  • Posted November 21, 2009

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    16 On the Block

    Summer Flynt's life has always been rough. Her father left the family years ago leaving Summer, her mother and sister Trish to fend for themselves. When her mother is killed in a store robbery, Summer and Trish are placed in the Detroit foster care system. When Trish becomes of age, she petitions the court system and gains custody of Summer. The girls are finally reunited.

    Summer moves in with Trish and her boyfriend Boss to begin a new life. Since Trish is not financially stable, she relies heavily on her boyfriend Boss for support. Summer attends a new High School and receives designer clothing, jewelry and money from Boss and Trish. Her 'new look' places her in the elite crowd at her school and among her peers in her neighborhood. She even receives the attention of Jus, one of the cutest boys in the neighborhood and one of Boss' lieutenants in his organization. Overall, Summer is happy that her life is finally 'normal' but becomes more and more concerned for her sister Trish.

    As the story progresses, the reader learns that Boss's income is solely made from drug dealing. To make matters worse Boss has pulled Trish into the operation, sometimes puts her life at risk. Just when Trish tries to break ties with Boss, she is mysteriously killed. Summer, heartbroken and now without a family, suspects Boss for the murder. The story really picks up when Jus and Summer go on the run to hide from Boss and prove that he killed Trish. After Trish's killer is revealed, Jus helps Summer put her life back together.

    Marketed as "The Coldest Winter Ever" for teens, Babygirl Daniels gives readers a real page turner. "16 On The Block" contains some elements of 'Bonnie and Clyde' and 'The Coldest Winter Ever.' Since there's violence, some language and one mildly graphic sexual scene, this book should only be added to high school collections. The story was a little rushed at the end, but overall was a good read and a good alternate title to some of the books marketed to an adult Urban Fiction audience. Teens can learn some life lessons in this edgy debut novel from Babygirl Daniels

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