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Search for Safety (Bluford Series #13) [NOOK Book]

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Search for Safety tells the story of Ben McKee, a new sophomore at Bluford High School. At home, Ben is living a nightmare. His mother has married Larry, an abusive man who wants nothing to do with his stepson. And when Larry loses his job and starts drinking, Ben finds himself—and his mother—in grave danger.
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Search for Safety (Bluford Series #13)

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Overview

Search for Safety tells the story of Ben McKee, a new sophomore at Bluford High School. At home, Ben is living a nightmare. His mother has married Larry, an abusive man who wants nothing to do with his stepson. And when Larry loses his job and starts drinking, Ben finds himself—and his mother—in grave danger.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013017788
  • Publisher: Townsend Press
  • Publication date: 8/20/2011
  • Series: Bluford Series , #13
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 226,632
  • File size: 1,004 KB

Meet the Author

John Langan, president of Townsend Press, is a former reading and writing skills teacher at Atlantic Cape Community College near Atlantic City, New Jersey. In addition to writing Search for Safety, John is also the author of a popular series of college textbooks on writing and reading skills published by McGraw-Hill Book Company. Before becoming a teacher and author, John earned advanced degrees in writing at Rutgers University and in reading at Rowan University. He also spent a year writing fiction that, he says, “is now at the back of a drawer waiting to be discovered and acclaimed posthumously.” While in school, he supported himself by working as a truck driver, machinist, battery assembler, hospital attendant, and apple packer. John now lives with his wife, Judith Nadell, near Philadelphia. In addition to his wife and Philly sports teams, his passions include reading and turning on non-readers to the pleasure and power of books. Through Townsend Press, he has developed the non-profit "Townsend Library"—a collection of more than 80 new and classic stories that appeal to readers of any age.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2012

    Bluford high

    This is a really good book but it is really sad. It catches your attention after the first page. Really good.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2012

    A 15 year old lover for the bluford book Search for Safety!!!!!!

    I loved this book soooo much. It is mostly about a boy,named Ben, has an abusive step father named Larry. Larry beats on Ben and his mom alot in the story. In the book i was really mad @ Larry for beating on a kid and a woman; and Ben's mom, Geneva, for not being wise. I'm not going 2 spoil the book so i will stop here. I do recommend this book for eveyone expecially the ones who has dealt with abuse. Thank-you so much for reading my post. ;)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 12, 2011

    higly rec

    very sad alot of violence but i couldent stop reading it i managed to finish it in one day without stoping if your lookin for a dramatic and razy story read this book it will catch your attenion

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2013

    I Buy it!!!!!

    Great boook buy it nigggggahhhhhs&crackerrrrzz

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2013

    Search for safety

    This book is a story that can really get to your heart! I personaly would recomnend this book to ages 11 and up! Anyone getting ready to begin this book hope you enjoyed it just as much as I did.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2012

    Good Book

    This is a really good book if you like dramas i will sudjest this book to you.it is a DRAMA book and also misterious because you dont know what Larry is going to do next. thx for reading my review

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2012

    Awsome

    this was a really great book you should get it. REALLY

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2012

    Very sad

    This book was great but it made me cry everytime i read it. I think what makes u cry is when u start to imagin the pain ben went through instead of seeing it in a movie. I reccommend this book but have tissues handy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    I am crying

    This is a good book and its make me cry its lets people know even the young ones that have courage and adult you trust to help you.

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  • Posted December 27, 2011

    Struggles

    In my opinion, I think this book is great. As I was reading this, I couldn't put it down. Even in class nothing could distract me. This
    book shows me how there are kids that struggle with moving with their one parent to a new location with the parents new mate.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2009

    good book

    Bridget Short
    12/4/09

    Search for Safety review

    I liked this book, because it was an overall good book. The main character Ben Mckee is having family trouble, his mom and her new husband just got married and they moved to a small rundown house, and a new school, Bluford high. Ben hides the bruises and he needs to get away from his raging stepfather, Larry. I recommend this book to you because it is a really good book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2009

    The best book i have read!

    Could you imagine your stepfather hurting you and your mom? I liked this book it is very interesting to read. Ben is small and helpless when hurt comes his way. His stepfather is calling him names like Benny boy. Ben is being brutally abused along with his mother. She says it will go away. But when the abusment doesn't go away aunt Fay steps in to help. Does Larry get caught or not? Read this book to find out!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2008

    This book is great for young adults

    This book Search for safety is mostly for teenagers 13-16 who like reading books with action and excitement. The author Paul Langen did a good job in writing this book. The book search for safety is about a teenager Ben Mckee that¿s going to a new school. His stepdad Larry just got married to his mom, and he can tell that Larry doesn¿t like Ben that much. He finds out how much Larry doesn¿t like him when Larry starts abusing Ben and his mother. Ben goes to school and get¿s notices by his friends and teachers because of his bruises on his face and the way he¿s been acting. Ben get¿s a job at a local grocery store and is likes working their. Later when the store get¿s robbed he has a hint that the robber is one of Larry¿s friends. I enjoyed reading this book since I started and it was hard to put the book down. This book is about what happens to some teenagers everyday.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2008

    A reviewer

    This book was too short but it was a good book. I liked almost every part, but it could've been better. It was basically about a teenange boy who moves in with his new step father. Later he starts abusing him phisically and verbally.Along the way Ben meets new people and makes some very intresting friends. This book was'nt as great as I thought it would be.Search for Safety I would say would be a good book for spare reading. Or on a boring day. Setting aside my opinions i would have to say that this book overall was great and very suspenseful!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2008

    A reviewer

    I didn't really enjoy reading this book like I thought I would. A couple of my friends recommended that I should read this book, but once I started reading it, I was bored. In the book Search For Saftey, Ben's mother got re-married to a man name Larry Taylor. Larry Taylor is an abusive alcholic that recently lost his job. Shortly after Ben's mother got married Ben and his mother moved out of his Aunt Fay's house to live with Larry. Larry would always pick a fight with Ben and usually ends up abusing Ben physically and mentally. If you want to know what happened to Larry Taylor, Ben McKee, and his mother then you should read this book and find out if Ben survived the abuse incident or not.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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