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Out of Love for You (Urban Underground)

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  14 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Themes: Hi-Lo, High school, neighborhoods, family, loyalty, friendship, urban teen fiction, self esteem, teen relationships, pride, friendship, loyalty. Written for young adults, the Urban Underground series confronts issues that are of great importance to teens, such as friendship, loyalty, drugs, gangs, abuse, urban blight, bullies, and self-esteem to name a few. More th ...more
Paperback, 202 pages
Published January 1st 2012 by Saddleback Educational Publishing, Inc.
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This is a book about knowing right from wrong and your friends being there for you when you need them. Jaris's friend Trevor is dating a girl named Vanessa who is only going out with him because he has a job and he gives her money when she asks for it. When she wants him to help her and some other kids break into a house to steal things he refuses. Her friends beat him up and then he hides because he is afraid what they will do to him again. His friends gather together and start searching for hi ...more
A leveled reading selection for urban teens. While the plot points were obvious and the language often clunky, this title and its companions in this series could be great choices for librarians and educators working with reluctant teen readers who are far below grade-level.
In this Urban Underground title, Trevor is a good kid who works hard in school and a job because his mother is raising three boys herself, working in a rest home, and bearly making ends meet. Apparently Trevor was involved with this girl Vanessa previously and she messed him up. She targets him again much to the chagrin of his friends. But Trevor won't listen to them. Soon, Trevor is being pressured to buy Vanessa nice things and he just can't afford it. He steals money from his mother's secret ...more
Mar 03, 2012 Claire rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: ya, rev
(see my review for Schraff's The Rescuers)
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Anne Elaine Schraff grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. She received both her bachelor's and master's degrees from California State University at Northridge and taught high school for ten years.

Anne paid her way through college by writing short stories for magazines. Since college she has written hundreds of stories and over eighty books including historical fiction, biographies, science books, and her fa
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Other Books in the Series

Urban Underground (1 - 10 of 35 books)
  • Outrunning The Darkness (Urban Underground #1)
  • Shadows Of Guilt (Urban Underground #2)
  • A Boy Called Twister (Urban Underground #3)
  • If You Really Loved Me (Urban Underground #4)
  • One of Us (Urban Underground #5)
  • Like a Broken Doll
  • The Quality of Mercy
  • The Fairest (Urban Underground, #8)
  • To Be a Man
  • Wildflower
A Matter of Trust (Bluford, #2) Until We Meet Again (Bluford, #7) Secrets in the Shadows (Bluford, #3) Lost and Found (Bluford, #1) Someone to Love Me (Bluford, #4)

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