Deliverance (Urban Underground Series)

Deliverance (Urban Underground Series)

by Anne Schraff
     
 

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Themes: Hi-Lo, High school, neighborhoods, family, loyalty, friendship, urban teen fiction, stalking, after school job, suspense. Written for young adults, the Urban Underground series confronts issues that are of great importance to teens, such as friendship, loyalty, drugs, gangs, abuse, urban blight, bullies, and self-esteem to name a few. More than…  See more details below

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Themes: Hi-Lo, High school, neighborhoods, family, loyalty, friendship, urban teen fiction, stalking, after school job, suspense. Written for young adults, the Urban Underground series confronts issues that are of great importance to teens, such as friendship, loyalty, drugs, gangs, abuse, urban blight, bullies, and self-esteem to name a few. More than entertainment, these books can be a powerful learning and coping tool when a struggling reader connects with credible characters and a compelling storyline. The highly readable style and mature topics will appeal to young adult readers of both sexes and encourage them to finish each novel. Cesar Chavez HS Series-- Naomi can't believe her good luck. First she gets a job at a local frozen yogurt shop. Then she gets an immediate raise. Her dream car is within her grasp. But why does the shop's owner keep staring at her so intently? And Clay Aguirre is still stalking her, trying to get her back.

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School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up—Life is good for Naomi Martinez, a 16-year-old student at Chavez High. Her family has reunited after a bitter feud, she works at the popular frozen-yogurt shop, and she has the best boyfriend in the world, caring Ernesto Sandoval, who picks her up each evening to take her home. One night, he gets a strange text message not to pick her up. Could it be from her ex-boyfriend, Clay Aguirre? He has been stalking her and is the only blemish on her newfound happiness. When Naomi gets a mysterious raise, Ernie believes that the owner's son, Jimmy Ancho, has a thing for her. Then Elias Ancho, the owner, attacks a Chill Out patron who is flirting with Naomi. The teens learn that he has transferred his feelings for his dead wife to Naomi, who looks remarkably like her. In a climactic ending, Elias holds Ernie and Naomi at gunpoint to try to abduct Naomi, believing that she is his dead wife. Both get away safely, and Mr. Ancho goes to a mental hospital. Though this is essentially Naomi's story, the point of view tends to drift between Ernie and Naomi and even to secondary characters. The main plotline is interrupted by several subplots involving a school play and getting a road paved, and they don't add depth to any character or the overall hi/lo story. Artificial dialogue, the unrealistic portrayal of teens in a barrio, and the too-tidy ending will make readers want to be saved by the class bell.—H. H. Henderson, Heritage Middle School, Deltona, FL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616515874
Publisher:
Saddleback Educational Publishing
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Series:
Urban Underground Series
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
HL610L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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