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Blood Is Thicker (Bluford High #8)

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Hakeem Randall can't take it anymore. First he learns that his father is sick and that his parents can no longer afford their home. Then he finds out he has to leave his friends at Bluford High and move in with his uncle in faraway Detroit--where he has to share a bedroom with his moody, secretive cousin Savon. Once childhood friends, he and Savon have since grown apart--a ...more
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Published June 1st 2004 by Townsend Press (first published January 1st 2004)
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Shawtylowelch
This book talks about Hakeem moving away to Detroit. When Hakeem moves to Detroit he breaks up with his girlfriend Darcy. This book is about Hakeem and his cousin Savon having problems. Hakeem thinks that Savon is some kind of gang. Savon's parents also think that something is going on with Savon. Hakeem wants to find out what is going on with Savon so he tries to talk with him, but Savon is always gettig mad at Hakeem. While Hakeem is in Detroit he also mee...more Book Report
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Joceline
I have just read the first chapter of the book and I have already the desire to know the end of the story. +
money swagg
i just got finish reading blood is thicker. and it was a great book.it was about a boy who name is hakeem.and his parents had to move to detroit from california.so hakeem had live there with his aunt and uncle and there son savon .so there had been problem in the neighborhood.so hakeem thought it was savon but because savon had been leave the house late at night hakeem was thinking it was him so.then one night hakeem had sneak out the house we savon had so hakeem follow him and.savon had went to ...more
Kaylin Colombani
I love this book because It was talking about 3 people and what happen In there life The reason I like this book because It was talking about 2 boys and one of the boys wanted to make the other boy go out with Dracy but she did want to so that was when she said you just messed up are friend ship really bad and it took me a long time to be hakens friend. But after all of that she said you know something i really do like him you were right but i just did want to say anything because i was scared t ...more
Jocelyn
Dec 27, 2008 Jocelyn is currently reading it
that u need to control anger and to tell what ever u see cause u never know
Blakelynnorwood611 Norwood
What kept me reading this book was how the detail was that the author put into every page. It felt like I was actually inside of the book. The way the author wrote kept me interested the whole time I was reading. Also I could relate with the character’s with the problems the dealt with throughout the book. The book was very dramatic; every page had a new twist to it. I thought that it was interesting to keep reading it never got boring. My favorite line from the book came from the dad at the beg ...more
Lynnika
This book is a boy that has moved with his dad to go live with his cousins. So far he likes it their when he meets a girl that likes him. But little you know, the girl is his cousins girlfriend. He is very over protective of her too.


THIS BOOK IS THE BEST!!!! I wonder why I love this book so much? The people in this book, I can relate to the people he has to do things he dont want to do but, he does it. In my point of view, I understand what he is going through.
Dan Tews

“Blood Is Thicker” is about a boy named Hakeem from California, who had to move to Detroit, Texas because his dad got a severe case of cancer. When the family had to move they could not afford to take all of their things with them. Hakeem left all of his friends back in California, including his girlfriend. When Hakeem got to Detroit, Texas he did not have any friends. The only people he knew where his aunt, uncle and his cousin Savon. Hakeem and Savon did not get along very well, because Hakeem
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Alejandro72
This is about a boy named Hakeem who has moved to Detroit because the economy was getting bad and Hakeem's dad could get a better job over at Detroit. He then has to leave his girlfriend Darcy. When he was on his way to Detroit he was remember about his cousin Savon, who was his also his bestfriend back then when he lived in Detroit. Savon back then was so called thick. Now his parents and uncles say he's buff and stronger now. When they get to there uncle's house in Detroit, Hakeem finds out th ...more
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Oct 25, 2008 Gυαdαℓυρє rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Yannibeth Granados
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Book Report
This book talks about Hakeem moving away to Detroit. When Hakeem moves to Detroit he breaks up with his girlfriend Darcy. This book is about Hakeem and his cousin Savon having problems. Hakeem thinks that Savon is some kind of gang. Savon's parents also think that something is going on with Savon. Hakeem wants to find out what is going on with Savon so he tries to talk with him, but Savon is always gettig mad at Hakeem. While Hakeem is in Detroit he also meets Anika, Hakeem thinks h
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Denise
Blood is thicker by Paul Langan is a good book. If u guess by looking at the title blood is thicker you could probably think it has something to do with family, and it does this book is about Family trying hard to make it through some bad that has occurred. This book is set around Hakeem and his family and the issues they are having. The main characters in this book are: Hakeem, his dad, Savon (that’s a new one for you Savon is Hakeem’s cousin), Anika (another unexpected person Anika is someone ...more
Aliyah
in this book Hakeem go threw alot like moving from his home town Califonia to Dretroit because his dad had cancer but they moved out there because, his dad could not afford the house that they used to live in. Hakeem is mad at the fact he head to leave his friends, his school, and most of all his girlfriend he dated for six months, he also broke up with her so they didnt have to have a long distance relationship. Hakeem thought once he moved to Detroit it would at least be a litle good being tha ...more
Ihoodpr
My first book report is on the book Blood is thicker, by Paul Langan.
the book was established in 2004 by townsend press,its a book based on Family Troubles.
This Book Has 256 Padges,and may take a little to as much as 2 Days to Fully read it.
Some Of The Main Characters Are Hakeen,Savan,Hakeedms Dad,Hakeems Mom,Savons Mom ,And Dad,And Anika.
The Settings are Hakeems Old House In Cali,Blueford High,Haakeems Uncles house,and Job,Laundrymat,And Night Club(where Savon Was Rapping).

Setting Is At Hak
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Aaron_ebert
Oct 31, 2013 Aaron_ebert rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: young adults
Recommended to Aaron_ebert by: I found it in the library
Shelves: young-adult, fiction

"Blood is Thicker" by Paul Langan is a book about a young man named Hakeem who is riddled with family issues. Hakeem's father has recently been diagnosed with cancer and has been undergoing treatments for several months. The family could no longer pay their bills and were forced to move to Detroit to live with Hakeem's Uncle James. Hakeem and his cousin Savon used to have a good relationship when they were younger, but since the move to Detroit, Savon has been giving Hakeem the cold shoulder. S
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Jennifer Veliz
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Shiane Bianca
Blood Is Thicker !
The Bluford Series are very good books and today I am going to be telling you about Blood Is Thicker . Now Blood Is Thicker is a very deep book you can end up crying or laughing .There are a lot of characters , themes , conflicts , climaxes , symbols , metaphors , and similies .

You might know the character Hakeem Randall From the book Lost And Found and that's another Bluford Series Book . Hakeem is a very smart boy and he is Darcy's boyfriend this story takes place in Detroit
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Norberto Leyva
Hakeem Randall moves to Detroit because his father is sick and they need to live with family to afford. When they get there, Hakeem meets his cousin, Savon who has changed physically since the last time they saw each other. Savon attitude seems to change as well. Hakeem notices he leaves a lot and returns with money and jewelry. Hakeem plays the guitar and meets a beautiful girl. Savon is jealous by the relationship. Hakeem believes Savon is responsible for a break in near his father’s business. ...more
Aaron Schroeder
In the book, "Blood is Thicker" by Paul Langan, the main character Hakeem has a father who becomes ill. Hakeem and his family are forced to move to their cousin's house because they can no longer afford their home. He then is forced to share a bedroom with his angry and sly cousin. Hakeem must pick up his cousin's slack around the house and at the family business. Hakeem becomes curious of his cousin and one night he decides to follow him. This night would change his life forever. This book is f ...more
Regino Leon
Blood is Thicker
In the beginning Hakeem is breaking up with Darcey and is heading to Detroit because his father who couldn't pay the bills with his cancer. They moved in with his uncle James and his cousin Savon. He hated the place and he wasn't on good terms with his cousin Savon. Savon would tease him a lot which made Hakeem wonder why he hated him. Then he over heard about Savons plans on Friday but couldn't hear what they were doing on Friday. The next morning Hakeem was then put to work at
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Dae'janique
Hi my name is Dae'Janique and I read the book "blood is thicker" by Paul Langan. This book is about a boy named Hakeem. Him and his family had to move out of his hometown (California) to go live with his aunt , uncle and their son Savon in Detroit . The reason they had to move was because Hakeem's dad got really ill and was unable to work and bring money into the house . Even though Hakeem didn't want to leave his friend and his girlfriend Darcy he knew he had to help and work to provide for his ...more
Ruben Romero
I really enjoyed this book. I would have say that this was one of the best books that I had ever read before. I like the way that they fight,but they forgive each other because they are family. I really enjoyed his life style he had living with his cousin Savon. I just think that alot of people will enjoy this book because it is a life lesson.
Amadou710
this book meant to tell you that never judge a person by his or her actions.
Bryan Rodriguez
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Summary

The main character in this book is Hakeem. He had to move from southern California to Detroit with his uncle, aunt, and his cousin Savon. They had moved there because his father had diagnose with cancer and his parents couldn't afford there home anymore. At first when he got there he had to move in with his cousin Savon. Once he had settle in there for a day or two he had to go to work with his uncle. He was worked hard there, barely any breaks. Then one day he was playing guitar in his c
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Christopher
Blood Is Thicker was a very complex book to read based off of the designed plot, but otherwise I really enjoyed it. I liked this book becuase there was alot of forshadowing that had me thinking about one thing but in the end it wasn't what I had assumed. I felt bad for Savon becuase he was only trying to make a few extra dollars and becuase of that his family saw him as being a bad child, I can relate to that becuase sometimes when people see you the quickly pass judgement that they feel you are ...more
Rafael
Mar 09, 2009 Rafael rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everybody in Mrs. Roberts class
Recommended to Rafael by: nobody
In the book Blood is Thicker by Paul Langan I really liked the title. I thought that it was pretty convincing when I had picked it out. Every book needs a good title or it will not seem as good. The other thing that I liked about this book was that the picture that’s on the front cover is taken well. The picture also got my attention and it explains a lot. The last thing that I liked from this book was the part when Savon and Hakeem start to talk to each other. This helps them out with certain ...more
Asia Ali
this book is actually good .
what surprised me the most in the book was when Shanon's cousin came he did not welcomeer him in warm arms he got straight to the point and trouble begins.
Hakeem the main charcter is a pretty nice guy he has to leave home because hi dad got cancer, then his dad had to leave his job so they leave Cali to Detroit the where he does not want to go because he has to leave every thing he was raised upon GONE ! .
that was just a little summary but .
it must sucks to know the
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Cabrecca2012
“You don’t even know cuz.” If you have ever read, “Blood is Thicker”<\u> by the Bulford Series<\u>, you have heard that phrase before. I enjoyed reading the book because it was very realistic. The book is about everyday people with everyday problems. The book has some forms of violence in it, and I like violence. That is another reason I liked the book. The book also has a very heartwarming ending.

To start off the reality of the story is something I really relate to. There are member
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Paula
In Blood is Thicker, by Paul Langan, its about a teenager named Hakeem who moves from Bluford High school, to Detroit because his dad has cancer and he can't work on the job that he has in California. Hakeem doesn't want to move away from California to Detroit because of his friends, and Darcy, his girlfriend, but he has to move. When he moves in to Detroit he sees his old cousin, Savon and sees that he has changed alot. Hakeem and his cousin Savon fight alot and don't like each other and Hakee ...more
       ♥MarinaCNCA♥
Oct 23, 2008 ♥MarinaCNCA♥ rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anycnca
in the book blood is thicker i learned that if you have a fight with a cousin because you think they're more polite or better it ruins your relationship with them, also you don't get along with them after a fight.The setting of the book takes place in detroit,and los angeles,CA.It also takes place in a club that savon, hackeem's cousin raps in and dances in and a lot of bad stuff happen in the club.hackeem(the perfeect son for all the parents in this book),anika,(the one
They sell drugs and peo
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