Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Schraff, Anne. To Die For.

Schraff, Anne.  To Die For. (Urban Underground)  Saddleback  2014  181p $9.95  ISBN 978-1-62250-765-8  hs  New Adult  VG-BN     

In another Urban Underground morality tale, the setting is the barrio and the characters are several of its resident teens.  The book is well written for its intended readership, high/low readers.  This story about high-school bullies and the homeless is written similarly to the other Schraff titles, in a somewhat trite and stilted style.  But the topics discussed make it an important book to include in high-school library collections, unlike some of the other titles in the set.  The novel also continues to follow the lives and relationships of Ernesto, Claudia, Abel, and Clay.            
Summary: When a homeless man is killed, a bunch of Chavez High School bullies try to stay away from the light of justice.  When one of them seems to be flush with money all of a sudden, Ernesto and his friends start to take notice.     

Murder-Fiction, Homeless-Fiction                      --Lynn Fisher    

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