Lockdown

Lockdown

by Walter Dean Myers
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Lockdown by Walter Dean Myers

A 2011 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book

When I first got to Progress, it freaked me out to be locked in a room and unable to get out. But after a while, when you got to thinking about it, you knew nobody could get in, either.

It seems as if the only progress that's going on at Progress juvenile facility is moving from juvy jail to real jail. Reese wants out early, but is he supposed to just sit back and let his friend Toon get jumped? Then Reese gets a second chance when he's picked for the work program at a senior citizens' home. He doesn't mean to keep messing up, but it's not so easy, at Progress or in life. One of the residents, Mr. Hooft, gives him a particularly hard time. If he can convince Mr. Hooft that he's a decent person, not a criminal, maybe he'll be able to convince himself.

Acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers offers an honest story about finding a way to make it without getting lost in the shuffle.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061214820
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/27/2011
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 110,319
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: 730L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Walter Dean Myers was the New York Times bestselling author of Monster, the winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award; a former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature; and an inaugural NYC Literary Honoree. Myers received every single major award in the field of children's literature. He was the author of two Newbery Honor Books and six Coretta Scott King Awardees. He was the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults, a three-time National Book Award Finalist, as well as the first-ever recipient of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement.

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Lockdown 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Wendy Stokke More than 1 year ago
i absulutely loved this book i am 12... it had language if thats an issue for u... u really get into the characters. i recomend this to anyone with a free hour or to to read. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I rate the book a 4. I thought it was a great book for a 13 year old. If you can handle the bad language and be mature then you are going to like this book. Lockdown is about juvenile prisoners who are try to to fix there live. There are some hard times for the main character Reese. Reese gets into trouble with some other inmates. Reese also is getting in some more trouble with the crime that got him in jail. You will be able to see what Reese goes through and the changes he makes in jail.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book with action but strong language
djwiggins16 More than 1 year ago
this book is amazing because it teaches me the bacis of going through everyday life. i really want everybody out there to read this book because its a very good book. other books i have red was nothing compared to this book no books!!!
BexBoox More than 1 year ago
Even kids in trouble and Reese just might be it. He's incarcerated in Progress Center, a lockdown facility for juvenile offenders. But, Reese wants a better life for himself and his little sister, Icy. To do that, he's got to stay out of fights and be a model prisoner. The administrator of Progress has some faith in him. Reese is given a work detail as an orderly in a senior center, where he meets Mr. Hooft, who immediately tells Reese a) he doesn't like him and b) he has killed people in his past life. But, as time goes on, Reese learns Mr. Hooft's story and realizes internment in a Japanese prison camp is far worse than the life he's had. Hooft teaches the young man lessons Reese's father never did. This is a strongly written juvenile story with an edge that can cut to the quick. Having done a bit of research on Myers, I've learned that he's a strong advocate for juveniles and has books have gotten many non-readers interested in literature. I'd strongly recommend this book for kids in trouble or those who are even contemplating it. Rebecca Kyle, May 2010
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This is a very good book but may contain cursing but its still an awesome book
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