Payback (Bluford High Series #6)

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Welcome to Bluford High. This widely acclaimed teen series set in an urban high school features engaging, accessible writing and appealing, contemporary storylines.

Tyray Hobbs wants revenge. Weeks ago he was one of the most feared students at Bluford High. But then Darrell Mercer publicly humiliated him, and Tyray lost his reputation. To get it back, he must take down Darrell. But how? With a broken hand, a troubled family, and no friends in sight, Tyray's options are limited....

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Overview


Welcome to Bluford High. This widely acclaimed teen series set in an urban high school features engaging, accessible writing and appealing, contemporary storylines.

Tyray Hobbs wants revenge. Weeks ago he was one of the most feared students at Bluford High. But then Darrell Mercer publicly humiliated him, and Tyray lost his reputation. To get it back, he must take down Darrell. But how? With a broken hand, a troubled family, and no friends in sight, Tyray's options are limited. And when the kids he once bullied start threatening him, his world completely unravels. Desperate to settle the score and regain respect, Tyray sees only one solution to his problems--a gun.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780439904872
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/1/2007
  • Series: Bluford High Series , #6
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 102,041
  • Age range: 12 years
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Posted November 25, 2009

    The Gun

    1. Tyray was bullying this kid named Darrell Mercer. Tyray went to the cafeteria where Darrell was tired of him bullying him. So he slammed Tyray on the floor and broke his arm. When Tyray came back to school everyone was talking about him no one respects him. He wants his respect back so he goes and buy a gun.
    2. Tyray is the main character in the book.
    3. The climax is when Tyray goes to get a gun.
    4. Recommendation I think you should read this book because it is really good book it has a lot of action and excitement.
    5. I like mostly everything in the book it has a lot of action. Dislikes I think it should have pictures in the book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 15, 2009

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    Payback

    Tyray Hobbs wants a decent revenge. One that will get him back in power ! He once had power. But, all that didn't last because of some Darrell kid. Will tyray get his revenge? And the only way to do that is to use a gun. Woah, what is he doing? Will he make the biggest mistake of his life? You'll just have to find out for yourself, baby. Haha. Enjoyed ? Buy the book, it's a good one,[;

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 18, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    The book Payback begins with Tyray Hobbs, a student at Bluford High, wanting revenge. Darrell Mercer, the kid Tyray hates, joined the wrestling team and gained self confidence after being bullied by Tyray for months. Darrell ends up breaking Tyray's wrist after an argument in the cafeteria. Tyray feels hopeless as everyone at Bluford laughs at him. To gain his self confidence back, Tyray wants a gun, and wants it fast. Lark, a rather unattractive girl he meets at school, gives him money when Tyray tells her he wants to buy his mother a present for her birthday. But he only wants the money so he can get a gun. Tyray then gets robbed late one night on an attempt to get a gun. He is left with a deep gash on his head, and no money. Bones, a former friend of Tyray's older brother, helps him get a gun just days later. Tyray can feel revenge right around the corner. When he spots Darrell riding his bike, Tyray jumps on Darrell, and sees the familiar fear in his eyes. Tyray points the gun at Darrell. He thinks of Bones telling him about killing a man, how the innocent man's face haunted him every night before bed. Tyray had never felt worse. But he couldn't just walk away. He couldn't just pretend it had never happened. Tyray instead pointed the gun at his own head and BANG!!! Tyray wondered why he wasn't dead. Darrell had pulled the gun away at the last second, and the shot grazed Tyray's head.
    Darrell Mercer is an inspirational character who shows compassion instead of hatred. Tyray had self confidence by being a bully, while Darrel gained confidence through wrestling. This is an excellent book. It is for readers that love to read about high school issues and teens.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 7, 2011

    5 Stars - Highly Recommended!!!!!

    I've always been a fan of The Blueford Series. Paul Langan is marvelous and I knew he wasnt going to fail on "Payback". This book deals with bullies and peer pressure. Tyray Hobbs was the school bully who was punked down in front the whole school by the smallest kid in their grade, Darrel Mercer, and he feels as if Darrel messed up his life and his parents aren't making the situation easy. On top of that he's on Academic Probation and his "nosy" teacher is trying to help. Lark, a "lame", gets used by Hobbs. Tyray feels like he's alone in this world now since his brother, Warren, is serving three years behind bars for armed robbery. Tyray has some internal issues he has to solve for himself!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 28, 2009

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    Donovan Green
    Tyray Hobbs was once on of the most feared bullies at Bluford High in California.Having his older brother sentenced to prison and not much of a father, its basically just him and is mother. His respect was taken when the new kid, Darrell Mercer stood up to him in the school cafeteria. Shocked and humuliated, Tyray lost all respect and begot only one friend who is an unattractive girl, Lark, he never would have spoken to before the incident, but he was lonely. They became very close, but Tyray only wanted his revenge from Darrell, so he turned to the power of a gun, thinking it will return the life he had before.

    In my opinion this book was very good and fun to read alone. I enjoyed the story mostly because of the urban style and background of youth life on it. In addition, the story flowed well and seemed very true realistic in its time. I enjoy many books that tell stories of teen lives .

    D.Green-Hewitt Trussville high state champ

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 22, 2010

    Tha Book

    The book is not named payback it's called The Gun but I have to admit it's a great book.

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  • Posted October 19, 2009

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    I love this series

    Hello,
    I recently read all the books in this series, it was breath taking and was filled with suspense the entire time. I felt that this book was sort of cut off. What i mean by this is that while reading this book I felt like the author constantly had the book on fast forward. the overall quality of this book was excellent. Recommend for all middle school teens.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 17, 2008

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    This book PayBack is really intresting and gets you hooked as soon as you start reading it. The age group for this book is 13 and older because the kids in these books are that age older so they could make better connections. This book is about a kid named Tyray who is the bully and gets beat up by the kid in school. Now he wants revenge by trying to kill him. This book is thrilling and very exciting.

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  • Posted December 16, 2008

    The Gun

    I like this book because it is short and easy to finish. Also I read it when it was called The Gun and now it is Payback.

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  • Posted December 12, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2008

    Payback

    Mind Blowing and full of suspense!Payback is one of the best books I've ever read, I couldn't even put it down.It takes place is California,and is basicly about a boy name Tyray Hobbs.Tyray attends Bluford Highschool , and is a bully.All the kids are afraid of him at school.One kid he's constantly bullying is Darnell Mercer(he just moved from Philadelphia, and is the new kid in town).One day Darnell stands up to Tyrary,and they get in a fight in the cafeteria.Darnell wins the fight and completely humiliates Tyray.Tyray is left with a broken arm, and no friends.He loses his reputation at school, and the kids he once bullied are now bullying him.Tyray decides it is time for payback.The only way he can get his reputation back is if he takes Darnell down.Desperate to get his reputation back he only sees one solution to solve all his problems and that is getting a gun.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2007

    A reviewer

    i like the blueford series a lot they are really interesting and the are about people that live a hard life. You cant get your head out of the book real good book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2007

    GREAT!!!!

    Payback is an amazing book full of so much suspence that you can't put the book down.I love it sooo much.The Bluford High Series are the best set of books I have ever read!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2007

    This book is great

    I love these books because they are good they keep me moving and it keep me reading I have all these books

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