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The Mouse Rap

3.73  ·  Rating Details  ·  108 Ratings  ·  24 Reviews
You can call me Mouse, 'cause that's my tag I'm into it all, everything's my bag my ace is Styx, he'll always do Add Bev and Sheri, and you got my crew

...and a crew it is! For fourteen-year-old Mouse, this summer is anything but boring. His father, who checked out from the family eight years ago, is now trying to make a comeback as a dad. Beverly, a new girl from Californi
Paperback, 192 pages
Published June 19th 1992 by HarperCollins (first published January 1st 1900)
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Jessica cribflip Hernandez
The genre of this books is realistic fiction. Overall i think people should read this book. It was a decent book. The story takes place in the City. Some of the main characters is the Mom the Brother anfd the main Jason.
The problem in the story is that the main person wanna stop doing what he good at. He wanna stop but every body telling not too. He wanna quit because he thinks he do do something better in life. So he quits for a little bit. At the end of the day he noticed that he was really g
Clarissa Santiago
Jun 05, 2014 Clarissa Santiago rated it really liked it
I can remember this book like it was just yesterday, it was the first ever Walter Dean Meyers book I read and I loved it so much because of the rhyming I would walk around reciting it.
It's about adolescent boys who go through the struggles of peoe now and the way they go through it and the way it's explained is so incredibly realistic ! It can still connect to today's youth with the many group of friends that are "down"'and look out for one another and spend so much time with each other. Of cour
Nov 18, 2008 Joel rated it really liked it
One of the most entertaining books I have read, The Mouse Rap links to its readers. People like myself enjoy the book because we can put ourslves in Mouse's shoes. The way the main characters react to the issues they face can be compared to the way anyone growing up in this environment might react. The friendship between the group is something that readers might relate to. The way the main characters look for adventure and undermine danger can be compared to many adolescent minds out there. The ...more
Joseph Anthony
Nov 21, 2013 Joseph Anthony rated it it was amazing
The title of this book I read is THE MOUSE RAP. The author is Walter Dean Myers. The book was published in 1990 My opinion of this book is great because I like how they look for loot and go though good times and bad times its not just all goody goody for them. And they fall in and out of love and search for hidden treasure from the days of al Capone. Mouse has a best friend named Styx and a girl that likes him named Beverly that just moved to Harlem from California.

The setting of this story is
joseph anthony marmon
Nov 22, 2013 joseph anthony marmon rated it really liked it
The title of this story is THE MOUSE RAP. The author is Walter Dean Myers. the book was published is 1990. One of my opinions of this book is its wonderful I love how they look for treasure and go through good times and bad times. And I like how mouse and stxe are best buds no matter what happens.

The setting of the story THE MOUSE RAP is in Harlem. The mouse is a 14 year old boy who lives in Harlem whose best friend is stxe. And he also has a crush on a girl names Beverly and she likes him bac
Apr 08, 2010 Dramane rated it really liked it
what i learned from this book is that people have it tough in the ghettos and stuff and they need to be in a gang to survive. but this book is different even though it takes place in the ghetto. These young kids hav to rap to get there way through. Now there raps and beats is hot, but it kinda scary to habe to do that to pretty mch try to live the rest of our life. It is also about some kids who like to beat and rhyme. My favorite one was when they was rappin about how there moms is a crazy lady ...more
Nov 25, 2013 Vshrieves rated it really liked it
The story a read was The mouse rap. by Walter Myers. The thing I liked bout the book was that everyone stay together in the story like they made sure one and eachother was okay and no one got hure. they stay out of trouble.

They had to found someone that knew more about the moneyso they can find it. the author message in the book is that if u work together you can get/have anything you want in life so u should hard in life stayed together they day they never fight. Even thogh the was robbing p
Jun 22, 2016 Ben added it
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A 14 year old mouse raps about different aspects of an African American character with dignity and without stereotype.
Marcelles Sanchez-rodriquez
pretty good
Jun 03, 2013 7scott_steven rated it it was amazing
The book the mouse rap by Walter dean Myers really sparked my interest because it had to do with the two things that I enjoy the most; hip-hop/rap and basketball. The characters all had good personality. Everyone was their own character. I would really recommend this to any 12 to 15 year old guy. I don't think it would be partially good for a girl though, because it might be harder to connect with the main character mouse
Jalen Woodard
Sep 28, 2011 Jalen Woodard rated it it was amazing
i liked the book.the reason why i liked the book was because i could relate to was a very fun read.most of mthe time i didnt want to put the book down. one reason why i liked the book was because it envolved backetball.the other reason is because thwe main charter is a boy .also because it was a little romance in the book.i hope you reading this would pick up the book and read it.hope you enjoy!
Jan 30, 2013 Breona rated it it was amazing
This book had me laughing at the beginning of each chapter, cuz the main character in the story "mouse" gives the reader a chance to freestyle. That was a pretty cool idea for Walter Dean Meyers to insert into the story. I rated this book 5 stars. I have a copy of this book at home. I would recommend this book to people who like to laugh.......naw, I'm just jokin. Just read it.
One of Myers' early works that my student and I are reading this summer. I thought it was okay; a lot goes on-- a mystery, friendship troubles, first girlfriend, mom and dad dating again and dance competition. Too much plot for me and not enough of one thing. But fun to follow a teenager and his summer adventures.
Jan 31, 2012 Porfirio rated it it was ok
So far The Mouse Rap is definitely a really good book about a boy who is trying to find a lost treasure from one of the most notorious street gangsters/mobsters of all time. Walter Dean Myers is such a good author, and i would like to continue reading more books from him.
Demond Smart
Jan 09, 2014 Demond Smart rated it it was ok
It going to be a good book to read
Isaiah Reid
Oct 30, 2012 Isaiah Reid rated it really liked it
I think the book was good. I think the book would take place at a ghetto/hood type of place. The protaginist Mouse/Fred puts us in his world/shoes and puts us in his life, and he tells us what happens in his lifetime.
Cody Doussett Hunter
This book is not Walter Dean Myers best it was hard for me to follow because it was really boring I think it could have been better.
Apr 25, 2013 Donald rated it liked it
it was a okay book. It wasn't what i expected. I thought it would be about basketball and not a missing treasure.
Justin Hall
May 10, 2009 Justin Hall rated it it was ok
Pretty bad, but the raps at the beginning of each chapter are funny, in a corny sort of way.
Feb 12, 2010 Willito rated it really liked it
I thought the book was intresting and taught a kid how to keep their cool in difficult situations.
Sammie babycakes Tanner
it's starting out good....just wondering how the end will turn out.
Jun 11, 2012 Jess rated it it was ok
Mediocre humor then, hilarious to read now.
Alex Portillo
Mar 10, 2009 Alex Portillo rated it really liked it
this book was very interesing
Oct 02, 2007 Bhaze rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: idk who ever likes books
I love this book <333
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Walter Dean Myers was born on August 12, 1937 in Martinsburg, West Virginia but moved to Harlem with his foster parents at age three. He was brought up and went to public school there. He attended Stuyvesant High School until the age of seventeen when he joined the army.

After serving four years in the army, he worked at various jobs and earned a BA from Empi
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