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Bluford High #11: The Fallen (Bluford High #11)

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Bluford High returns with two new books! This widely acclaimed teen series set in an urban high school features engaging, accessible writing and appealing, contemporary storylines.

Martin Luna's world is crumbling. A fight threatens to end his sophomore year at Bluford High, and at home, things are even worse. Frankie, the most feared bully from his neighborhood, is hunting
Paperback, 144 pages
Published January 1st 2012 by Scholastic Paperbacks (first published June 15th 2006)
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Yung Star
The book, The Fallen by Paul Langen is worth reading. The situation the Martin went through had a happy ending. He was brave because he never backed down from Frankie, even though he was coming to kill him. It was intense because when they broke into his house, it was all dark and he was hiding. He saw his buddy and signaled him to not to say anything,then Frankie stepped towards him, he hit him in his hurt arm with a bat, then the cops, and his mom came. He reinstated back into Bluford High.
The book the fallen is the sequal for th ebook Brothers in arms. The book still uses all of the characters in its old book. Martin is still the main character to th e boook. The book talks about how things have been for Martin after he stayed at bluford. He was tried to stay away from where he used to live because frankie and his old friends are always there. Frankie and Martin still dont talk to each other. Martin is trying to do good so he and his mom can live a better life. He is still hangi ...more
[D] i A N A
Jan 09, 2008 [D] i A N A rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Fallen is like the sequence to Brothers in Arms. The main character again here is Martin Luna. He now attends Bluford High. WHile he is there he finds out who kills his brother. But instead of trying to get back at him as he planned before with Frankie, he tells the police. Frankie doesn't want to accept it, so he has problems with Frankie. The only person thats got Martin's back is Chago. After a confrontation with Frankie, he gets into a fight with him he tells the police. After he gets in ...more
Andrea Villasenor
Oct 08, 2014 Andrea Villasenor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My book it called "The Fallen". And if you like realistic fiction you should read this book! Its a pretty good book with lots of drama but its not my favorite. Its a book with lots of emotions. This book can teach some life lessons....

Moving to many different schools , Martin has now moved to Bluford High School because of his behavior. This takes place during the present time. Martin is a student who is dealing with a lot of depression. After his brother Huero died he has changed a lot. He ha
Oct 01, 2014 Precious rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Have you ever read a book that just keeps you wondering to find out what's gonna happen next? "The Fallen" will get you too excited and will teach you something you might not know. This book is filled with emotions and drama and a young boy named Martin trying to get threw high school.

In "The Fallen" there's a boy named Martin who's in Bluford High School and who going threw allot. Just about a week ago his little brother Huero got shot and Martins mom going threw depression. He's about to get s
Oct 18, 2008 Jennifer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Fallen Is one of The Bluford Series. Martin The Main Characters world is crumbling before his eyes.A Fight threatens to end his sophomore year at Bluford Highschool. But at home things are worst.His Little Brother's killer is on the lose and with no evidence to prove that his killer did anything he can't be arrested.But the crazy thing is that the bullet that shot Huero was'nt meant for him it was meant for Martins Friend Frankie. So Frankie and Martin and their boi's are out to get the kill ...more
Apr 26, 2015 BRANDON SCHEER rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

This was a good book. I thought it was well thought out and planned. It shows how some kids have very hard childhoods and how life can be in the “hood”.

The plot of this book was a kid was in a gang and one of the members got in a fight with someone and crippled him for life. That man’s brother, Hector, tried to kill the gang member but missed and shot Martin’s (the main character) little brother. The gang was going to go back and kill Hector, but Martin didn’t want to because it was Franky’s (t
Trevor Wetzel
Mar 19, 2015 Trevor Wetzel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read the book, “The Fallen” by Paul Langan. This book is part of the Bluford Series. I enjoyed reading this book and I enjoy reading this series as well. The series gives me a taste of what life is like for other types of kids my age. I have not been able to witness the kind of childhood these kids have to grow up in. In this story, Martin Luna is the main character. Martin is beat up by a kid named Frankie for giving the police information about him. Martin’s head is hurt severely, and the do ...more
William Young
Jan 05, 2015 William Young rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought the book “The Fallen”, by Paul Langan was a good book. It follows the story of Martin Luna who witnessed his little brothers murder. Martin and his friends went to get back at the murderer but he changed his mind at the last minute, making one of the gang members he was with angry at him. He tries to confront him to talk but he knows that he will always be in danger until he goes through with his plan. He meets a girl named Vicky and they start to work out his problems.

Martin Luna is t
Jan 30, 2015 Giovanny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Have you ever read a book and can not stop reading it well you should read this one. My book is called the fallen this is a very cool book. My book talks about how this guy named martin is going threw a really tough time because **Spoiler Alert** is brother got shot and his brother was only six. Martin goes to bluford high school and faces many obstacles like with this girl names Vicky, controlling his anger and most important getting kicked out of school which he does at the end of the story sa ...more
Brandon Loehrke
“The Fallen” is a good book to read. The story is about a high school student named Martin. Martin moves into a new neighborhood after his younger brother was shot. His mom moved him to try and get him away from the problems that he had. Martin finally stands up for what’s right but was beat up by his gang leader Frankie. Chago tells Martin that Frankie is coming to get him because he told the cops about what Frankie’s plan. Martin then pushes away everyone that tries to help him, to keep them s ...more
Jan 07, 2016 Ike rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Personal Response: I enjoyed reading this book. It had a lot more detail and a broader story than I was expecting. The story line held my attention and made me want to not stop reading. I am generally glad that I decided to read this book.

Plot: The story started with Martin dragging himself to school after one of his buddies nearly killed him. A couple of months before this Martin’s little brother was shot and killed. His friend, Frankie, found out who killed Martin’s little brother and wanted M
Regino Leon
Jan 17, 2014 Regino Leon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Fallen
Martin Luna who is a boy who had moved into Bluford after his little brother, Huero is dead. Angry and upset it is later revealed that one of his best friends is the reason his brother is dead. They were about to shoot the guy who killed his brother when Frankie, one of his friends and homies reveals he might be the reason his brother is dead. Martin and Frankie get into a fight, with Martin losing. Hes then sent to the principal's office where he is being question. He calls the cops w
go Huero!!!go Huero!!
John Jorgensen
May 23, 2014 John Jorgensen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Plot: In this story Martin Luna is a teenage boy who is involved in the shooting of his brother. The main mission of the story is to find out who shot his brother and why. On his journey, Martin was feeling pain from his dead brother. Along with getting mad at a lot of people and confusing them because they don’t know what is going on in his life, he finds the girl of his dreams, Vicky. After standing up for one of his friends, Martin is threatened to get expelled from school. After confronting
Dec 22, 2015 Connor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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I recently read The Fallen by Paul Langan. I did not like this book as much as some of the other ones I have read. This book was a little drawn out in my opinion. The book had a great message, but I did not like the way it read.

The Fallen is about a troubled sophomore at Bluford High named Martin. Martin is faced with many troubles throughout the book. Fights in school, getting expelled and even getting shot at just to name a few. Martin’s best friend, Frankie, ev
Norberto Leyva
Mar 25, 2014 Norberto Leyva rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“The Fallen” by Paul Langan

The story is about Martin Luna who is a sophomore. In the previous book, Martin lost his brother in a drive by. This story starts about five months after the death of his brother. He has been in a lot of trouble and wants answers to his brother’s death, so the principal has a suspension hearing about whether or not Martin will be able to stay at Blueford High. He tells a story about Frankie and his gang and how they are causing trouble for him. Steve the Blueford High
Jan 28, 2010 Tenzin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A trouble maker named Martin is targeted from his homie, Frankie, after Martin backs out of a plan to kill Martins little brothers killer, Hector. The shot that killed Huero, martins lil brother, was actually meant for Frankie but it hit Huero instead. Soon Chago comes to warn Martin that Frankie is coming after him.
Martin gets in fight with Steve, Vickys ex bf.
Vicky is a girl that Martin likes.
Steve is a jerk and picks on a short kid named Eric.
Martin begins to push the people that love him mos
Michael Batiz
Jan 07, 2010 Michael Batiz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


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Nov 21, 2008 Just09962 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Fallen is a sequence of Brothers In Arms.Frankie is out to get Martin because Martin would not help Frankies click(Chago and others) kill Huros killer.Frankie left Martin to die outside of Martins school(Bluford High).Frankie seeks revenge on Martin cuse he thinks Martin ratted on him to the police.

Meanwhile at school Martin is in love with this girl named Vicky.He wants to open up to her but,he cant because hes scared of what she will think.Martin gets into a fight protecting his friend E
Aug 31, 2011 1DerickM rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In my book "The Fallen" , we start off with our main character whose name is Martin. He is a bit of a trouble maker and finds himself going to the principles office multiple times. For him, trouble seems to follow him in various ways. First he is forced to move schools because of all the trouble he caused in the past school along with his mother which is the only person he has. Here he wishes he never came and wishes to have never met Frankie his crews leader now enemy coming after him.
Being a
Mar 26, 2010 мαяïα❤ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Martin Luna was a studnet at Bluford High no one at school liked him cause he was a trouble marker. He started to make a lot of drema at school it was his second week in school and he was aready getting into fights he got into a fight with Frankie one of his bestfriend well they are not friends anymore because he was the one that kill Huero Martin's little brother poor thing he was only 8 years old. At the Martin fixs all of his problems and he goes with his mother and his girlfriend.But the goo ...more
Lena Roberson
Dec 16, 2013 Lena Roberson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I chose to read "The Fallen" by Paul Langan because it show's the possible real life affects of young men growing up without a father figure. I also chose to read this book because the author wrote multiples books that I was interested in reading. I picked this book because I read the back of the book and it created a type of suspense and made me want to read it even more.

I thought this book was fantastic, it had me from the first page on. I was amazed at the imagery the author created for this
Nov 22, 2008 Maya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Teens
Recommended to Maya by: Reyzhyne
Shelves: book-club
this book was shockingly very intriguing. Becasue the author already wrote a book about this and the fallen is the sequel to it. I thought it was just going to be a flashback of the original becasue i had to drag myself to read the first two chapters. Though, once it got to the third it started to get interesting. It was so interesting I finished the book in two hours, and that is crazy for me cause it usually takes me a week. Anyways this book is a great book for a kid who is going threw intern ...more
Dec 09, 2010 Edgar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It look good and also I wanted to find out what happen in the 2 book. It is very sad when some one die. Why can people live for ever it would be cool? It is very easy to read. The setting is in a small town. At Bluford High School it is a very good school. He is a smart kid. He can be a nice kid if he wants to. He got kick out of school for getting into a fight. He got into a fight so he gets kick out so he is very mad. He found who kill his brother an he is very mad because the police. Takes hi ...more
Jun 18, 2008 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Amanda by: Moyses
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I was so excited to get to this book, because this is the first Bluford book that I had ever heard about from my students. A continuation of _Brothers in Arms_, we again hear the first-person perspective of Martin as he faces the consequences of his decision in _Brothers in Arms_. It was good to read his struggle and his determination to follow through with who he now wants to be, not the person he thought he was, and it was good to watch his meditation upon revenge (couched in his introduction ...more
Dec 17, 2008 Aissata rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this book is so gud i'm just glad that Martin chose not to kill the man that killed his little brother cause he would end up in jail, while Frankie is out causing trouble, he knows he's mother is so worried about him but he doesn't listen to her at all he just do what he wants, but at the end he changes his act in became a better person then he was with Frankie in the gang, he was brave to face Frankie but he knew it was all Frankie fault that his little brother was killed so he quit hanging out ...more
Mario Monsalve
My book is called "The Fallen". The genre of this book is realistic fiction you should read this book! Its a pretty good book with lots of drama but its not my favorite. My opinion about this book is that i really liked this book and you will like it too.

Moving to many different schools , Martin has now moved to Bluford High School because of his behavior. This takes place during the present time. Martin is a student who is dealing with a lot of derama. After his brother Huero died he has change
Ephod Leonce
The suspense in The Fallen, was a thriving role in my incapability to put this book down. The book keeps you on the edge of your seat. In an exaggerated sense the entire book was a climax for me, it was very enjoyable.

“Life is about making choices.” Said by, Mr. Mitchell, speaking to Martin the main character of the book. Martin's life is a roller coaster of bad choices and he sees the repercussions of the choices repeatedly.

Paul Langan uses this quote as a residing idea or theme throughout thi
Isabel Rebollar
Jun 02, 2014 Isabel Rebollar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is about a teenager, Martin, that goes to Bluford High School and has troubles throughout his high school experience. His younger brother Huero died from someone trying to shoot his home boy but that person missed and shot Martin’s brother. After Martin saw his own brother die in his arms he wanted revenge. Later on he discovered that someone tried killing Frankie because they jumped someone. He sooner just wanted to let his brother rest in peace and he dropped it and just told the pol ...more
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Born in Philadelphia, Paul Langan spent his early childhood in the city before moving with his single mother to southern New Jersey. There he attended public school and worked a variety of jobs—including salesperson at a shoe store, attendant at a horse ranch, landscaper at a mental hospital, and a night-shift stockperson in a warehouse store near Atlantic City. “Each job,” he says today, “could b ...more
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