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Draper, Sharon M.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2009
ISBN 1416907009
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Senior year.  The kids have made it this far.  Draper brings back characters from her earlier books and ties up the trilogy that includes The Battle of Jericho and November Blues.  In this book, Arielle and Kofi are trying to get through senior year.  Arielle struggles with an abusive home life that threatens to leave her homeless.  Kofi is looking forward to attending MIT in the fall but his addiction to oxycotin threatens all that.  Add to that a rash of burglaries int he school and the Eddie who is a dangerous kid just released from juvie.  This urban fiction is sure to keep you interested.
SUBJECTS:     High schools -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.
                        African Americans -- Fiction.

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