The Orange Houses

The Orange Houses

by Paul Griffin

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Overview

The Orange Houses by Paul Griffin

Tamika Sykes, AKA Mik, is hearing impaired and way too smart for her West Bronx high school. She copes by reading lips and selling homework answers, and looks forward to the time each day when she can be alone in her room drawing. She's a tough girl who mostly keeps to herself and can shut anyone out with the click of her hearing aid. But then she meets Fatima, a teenage refugee who sells newspapers, and Jimmi, a homeless vet who is shunned by the rest of the community, and her life takes an unexpected turn.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142419823
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 09/01/2011
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 496,862
Product dimensions: 5.44(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.44(d)
Lexile: HL610L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Paul Griffin is an award-winning author and a screen writer. He lives in New York City, where he works with youths in low-income schools and juvenile detention centers.

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The Orange Houses 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved Griffin's first book, Ten Mile River, so I grabbed this one as soon as I could, and he did it again. This one is so suspenseful, you know the ending on the first page, but you don't know the victim! It took all my self control not to turn to the last page, but I knew I would miss the excitement if I did. Great characters, great subject matter -- returning veterans, illegal immigration, bullying...all tied together in an intense story. Definitely a must read for my book club - can't wait to have someone to talk to about this!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Paul Griffin's second book takes a different turn from Ten Mile River yet captures the same intimacy with his characters. A quick summer read that will have you hooked from page 1. This books is not only for youth but for people of all ages. It touches on so many themes that are relevant in today's society...as felt and seen from the inside and out. Schools should have The Orange Houses as required reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a particularly intresting book to read but i felt the author could have expanded the story a little bit because the ending is just a little off and your feeling like "what the heck? thats the end? that dosent make sence." but i do sugest that you read this book, other than the ending it is a really touching story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Curled up behind a trash can in an alley in Two-leg place.
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Alan Villarreal More than 1 year ago
It's a good book about friendship. I like it.
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kathywhelan More than 1 year ago
I loved Griffin's first book, Ten Mile River, so I grabbed this one as soon as I could, and he did it again. This one is so suspenseful, you know the ending on the first page, but you don't know the victim! It took all my self control not to turn to the last page, but I knew I would miss the excitement if I did. Great characters, great subject matter -- returning veterans, illegal immigration, bullying...all tied together in an intense story. Definitely a must read for my book club - can't wait to have someone to talk to about this!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is no one out there that is impaired...its either hearing loss or hard of hearing,I am hard of hearing myself.
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