Blood Is Thicker (Bluford Series #8)

Blood Is Thicker (Bluford Series #8)

4.6 56
by Paul Langan, D.M. Blackwell
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

This sequel to Until We Meet Again (Bluford Series #7) follows the story of Hakeem Randall after his move to Detroit. Far from Bluford High, Hakeem quickly finds himself in a world of trouble, and his family is at the center of it. To complicate matters, a new girl hopes to make him forget Darcy forever.  See more details below

Overview

This sequel to Until We Meet Again (Bluford Series #7) follows the story of Hakeem Randall after his move to Detroit. Far from Bluford High, Hakeem quickly finds himself in a world of trouble, and his family is at the center of it. To complicate matters, a new girl hopes to make him forget Darcy forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013017672
Publisher:
Townsend Press
Publication date:
08/17/2011
Series:
Bluford Series , #8
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
156
Sales rank:
583,193
File size:
398 KB

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Blood Is Thicker 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 56 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In the beginning of this story there¿s a boy name Hakeem .He lives in California Hakeem just learned that his father is sick and his parents can no longer afford their home. Now his family has to move to his uncle¿s house in faraway Detroit. Things go from bad to worse when Hakeem is forced to share a bedroom with his moody cousin, Savon.They where once childhood friends, now they are ready to go to war with each other, and the outcome of the battle promises to change their lives forever. There are many characters in this story like Hakeem is the main character of this story he grew up in California with his mom and dad and sisters. Hakeem is skinny, tall and has braids Hakeem is a smart kid who like to work hard in anything he does especially school. The second character is Savon he is Hakeem cousin from Detroit Savon is big and tall but he¿s a big mouth likes to judge everyone. Savon likes to work but mostly hangs out with his friends every other day. Third character is Anika she is a short, thin girl she lives her gramothers house right next to Savon house. She is a sweet girl that¿s like to help people. The most important passage in the story is when Hakeem and Savon get into a fight it all started when Hakeem arrived to Savons house. Hakeem glanced up from the trunk and saw a muscular young man with tightly braided cornrows step out of the house and came toward his mother. ¿He wore a white t-shirt and navy blue and white striped athletic pants¿. Savon came up to Hakeem going to reach for the bags when he said. ¿Man you always were skinny, cuz. But now you look like a toothpick¿. Hakeem blinked for a second, Unsure how to respond. Hakeem was trying to be funny and said ¿That¿s alright savon I remember you being a little thick in the middle you being a little thickness left your stomach and went to your head. Savon looked mad and said another comment ¿But its all good cause while you spent years being everybody¿s favorite son, I spent sometime hitting the weights. And from what I see weights would do your skinny butt some good¿. Hakeem swallowed hard. ¿ He was stunned, but no one seemed to hear the comments his cousin made. For an instant, he felt his old stutter begin to seize him. He shook his head and try to make a comeback but before he can say anything Hakeem sisters came and grabbed Savon by they arm and brought him in¿. This is how the war between Hakeem and Savon starts. The Quote that I used is important because this is how Hakeem and Savon get off in a bad start while reading the story it gets from bad to worse Hakeem and Savon get in to a fight. The reason they are fighting is because Savon used to work with his dad but when Savon started to get bigger Savon didn¿t want to work he wanted to hangout with his friends. Now that Hakeem their his Uncle James Savon father ask Hakeem for help so Savon gets jealous that Hakeem is the one getting all of the attention in the house. I disagree with this book because relatives shouldn¿t be fighting even if the where joking around because they will end up fighting like Hakeem and Savon did. Even if one gets a little jealous they should talk it out not make fun of each other person and not make this a contest between who¿s the best. This reminds me of when me and my cousin had an argument because I would always get what I wanted and he would get mad at me, but we both sorted it out and now where like best friends.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love evrey sentence of this book. At first I thought there's no way I'm going to read this book until I started to read the first page!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Blood is Thicker is a nonfiction book about a boy named Hakeem who moves to Detroit with his cousin and his family. It is and exciting book that keeps You out of your seat. I like the book there really isn’t a part i don’t like. Hakeem is a boy that has to move in with his cousin and his family. Hakeem’s father is sick with cancer that is why he has to move to his cousins house. Him and his cousin don’t get along like they used to when they were little his cousins name is Savon. Hakeem and his cousin get into a fight and Savon punches Hakeem in the face and there dads break it up. Hakeem thinks that Savon is a thief but really he is a rapper and to Hakeem he is a really good one. This book is a really great book it is a book that keeps you out of your seat. It is a very exciting there really isn’t a unexciting point in the book. The only part i don’t like is were this girl named Anika moves away from where Hakeem and her used to live. I recommend this book to everyone who likes fighting and mysteries. If you like mysteries and fighting then you will like this book it is just like a mystery. I didn’t put it down till i finished it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so u should read this book iif u had this pobs
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it and it is full suspence
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I luv the bluford series it is so good its so interesting too
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great and so realistic. I wish we could have mre books like the Bluford series books. And lol the author of this book (D.M. Blackwell) was my fifth grade teacher!!! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
samantha13SS More than 1 year ago
The main idea is about this kid that moved from Bulford ,and then he moved to where his Aunt lived."I think everyone should read this book because it's about real life situations and these things are real and it can happend to you." This book is telling about this boy and his Family,and how his father was fighing cancer. So the had to move in with his Aunt. He also had to leave his girl freind,so they had to break up. "So read this Book it just might help u Coup with you same Situations!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
kingofdiamonds More than 1 year ago
Hakeem Randall just found out that his family has to move from California to Detroit,so he has to break up with his girlfriend. When he gets to Detroit his cousin, Savon, gives him a hard time because everyone is bragging on Hakeem. If you like an action/romantic book check this one out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
pickerington666 More than 1 year ago
Blood is Thicker If you've ever moved from your house to an unfamiliar area you would know exactly how Hakeem feels. Hakeem just moved from Los Angeles to Detroit; but to make it even worse his father was just diagnosed with cancer. Also Hakeems cousin Savon, is bullying him and Hakeem suspects him of a crime. Will Hakeem's father recover? Is Hakeem's cousin going to get in trouble with the law? You'll just have to read the book to find out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the Bluford High Series. All are aesthetically pleasing and fun reads!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
mcclung1066 More than 1 year ago
This book is called Bluford High: Blood is Thicker it's about this boy named Hakeem Rendell he lived in California .He just found out that he has to move because his dad had discovered he had cancer. Hakeem is mad because he has to leave his girlfriend and the friends he grew up with. But when he gets to his aunts house he notices his cousin went from being the little chubby good kid to growing up acting like he's a gangster with all his friends who don't look like the best group to run around with. Now that he lives with his aunt his dad has got weaker but still wants to work at his brothers (Hakeem's uncle) furniture store Hakeem has to work there also to help his dad pick up heavy furniture because he is unable to, there is a rampage robberies going on in the neighborhood and no one really knows who it is. Hakeem notices something going on with his cousin, like how he's always gone with his friends. He also sneaks out at night. But one of the weirdest things is how he doesn't work but goes out and gets nice things. So Hakeem follows him one night and figures some interesting things out about his cousin. This book keeps you interested. It's not a set on the edge of your seat thriller or anything like that. Its just makes you stop and take everything in then continue reading. It did this to me numerous times while is reading it. It helped me better understand the book when id stop and take everything in for a few seconds. This book is a book that makes you want to read because you want to know what ends up happening at the end. It's a great book and I highly recommend it to anyone and everyone because there is a way everyone can relate to it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Readaholic_23 More than 1 year ago
I bought this book a couple of days ago, and couldn't put it down. I would totally recommend it to anybody. It was an easy and fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I started reading this book I thought it was going to be boring.When I was in the second chapter it got interesting and I discovered a lot about the characters.