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Linda is a young, hardworking single mom struggling to get by from paycheck to paycheck. When she learns that her son Dre needs a kidney transplant, her family's already precarious financial situation takes a turn for the worst. Then she discovers that the only one who can help Dre is his half-brother LeVon, a drug-dealing gangbanger who thinks only of himself. Somehow Linda must get through to LeVon in order to save her son. Though she is deathly afraid of LeVon and the world he lives in, Linda knows she must ...
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Something Noble

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Overview

Linda is a young, hardworking single mom struggling to get by from paycheck to paycheck. When she learns that her son Dre needs a kidney transplant, her family's already precarious financial situation takes a turn for the worst. Then she discovers that the only one who can help Dre is his half-brother LeVon, a drug-dealing gangbanger who thinks only of himself. Somehow Linda must get through to LeVon in order to save her son. Though she is deathly afraid of LeVon and the world he lives in, Linda knows she must conquer her fear and meet him on his own turf if she is to have any hope of success. Linda is finally able to teach LeVon the value of doing something noble with his life. And to her surprise, she learns she has room in her heart for one more kid, a boy from the streets who never had a chance.
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Editorial Reviews

NJ Youth Services
"This engaging, quick read is aimed at adult reluctant/struggling readers, but may find appeal at the upper high school level."
Tri State YA Book Review Committee
"The main characters are well-drawn and sympathetic...With an eye-catching cover, this is a quick read, and will appeal to reluctant readers."
CM Magazine
"Paced to attract the attention of young adult and adult readers, the story deals with intensely emotional issues of life and death...[and] is short and action-centered."
Nancy H.
"I know my boys are going to enjoy reading this book. It is the best novel of its kind, in my opinion...[Something Noble] has everything they will admire, including a CHANGE OF HEART!"
VOYA - Mirta Espinola
Something Noble is about hope, loss, and doing the right thing. It is one woman's journey to fight for her son's life, which will strike a chord with any reader who enjoys family drama with a bit of an edge. Linda was a teenage mother, and now that her son is in high school, she is faced with disheartening news: Dre has been diagnosed with kidney failure and needs a donor. The only problem is that she is not a match to his unique blood type. The only match is his biological father, but he has been incarcerated for some time and cannot be a donor due to his habitual drug use. Surprisingly enough, Linda discovers that Dre has a half-brother with the correct blood type for a donor kidney. Linda is able to reach out to Levon, and the two brothers discover in a short time the meaning of nobility. The author details a gripping tale about a mother's love and a selfless act of one brother for another despite a short-lived relationship between them. An emotional roller coaster, the story should be ridden by all readers. Selfless acts are basic to being human, and this is depicted in Levon's gift, along with, perhaps, even redemption for his past acts. In the time when the gap between parents and teenagers can seem far, this book can certainly bridge it. This is a book to read. Reviewer: Mirta Espinola
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781459800151
  • Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/1/2012
  • Series: Rapid Reads
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • File size: 291 KB

Meet the Author

William Kowalski is the award-winning author of four previous novels, including the international bestseller Eddie’s Bastard. He also teaches communications skills to adult learners at Nova Scotia Community College. He lives on the South Shore of Nova Scotia with his wife and children.
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Why did I think this would work? I can't just approach a total stranger and ask him for a kidney. It's insane.

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