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No Way Out (Bluford High #14)

4.37 of 5 stars 4.37  ·  rating details  ·  1,519 ratings  ·  133 reviews
Bluford High freshman Harold Davis is trapped. Medical bills for his sick grandmother are piling up, and a social worker has threatened to put him in a foster home. Desperate for money, he reluctantly agrees to work for Londell James, a neighborhood drug dealer. The choice leads him into a world of dangerous streets where no one is safe. Will Harold escape the violence tha ...more
Paperback, 140 pages
Published September 22nd 2008 by Townsend Press
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This book is about a boy named Harold Davis woth a lot of trouble on his hands. He lives with his Grandma everything comes crashing down once she falls down the steps of their apartment complex. She has a problem paying all of the medical bills, so he decides to deliver drugs from an ex-con, Londell James. He soon realizes that this isn't what he was supposed to be doing and tried to get out of the game, but Londell threatened him and Harold could find No Way Out. You'd have to read the book to ...more
I thought that the book "No Way Out" by Peggy Kern is a really good book. In most books i read i like when somebody goes through a struggle and gets help and there's a very important and useful lesson at the end. In this book thats exactly how it is because the main character has a life changing situation and cant help himself so he tries to be a big boy and do what he thinks is right and while he is doing that he is losing friends and is making the choice to practically lose his life. like i sa ...more
Makiya Dees
If you like happy ending and rough beginnings than NO WAY OUT is the book for you.This book is realistic fiction because these characters are not real but the situations that's going on in this book are real and they're happening in everyday life. I really liked this book because it was very interesting and I really liked the way the author made the characters movement and things clear for me to picture. ***Spoiler Alert*** Harold will start working for harold and get into some trouble but New.h ...more
Is about a boy who lives with hes grandma because hes mom die and hes grandma is taking care of him. He gets trouble every day.
I read the book the book No Way Out by Perry Kern. This had its ups and downs but it turned pretty good.
No Way Out is about a young 9th grade boy named Harold. Harolds' grandmother fell down some steps and got really banged up and he was the only one to support her. He tries a job and it doesn't work and he goes to worse job in the world. DRUG DEALING. At first when he was with the boss Lendell it was going good. But it all turned around when he went alone, he was attacked by a junkie and want
I have just finished the book No Way Out by Peggy Kern, it is a Bluford Series. This book is about a boy named Harold Davis who lives with his grandmother, and they were living good. Until, one day his grandmother fell down the stairs of their apartment complex, and then everything went wrong. She used to care for him and make sure Harold had everything he needed, now he was the one caring for her. Because her hospital bills were so high, his grandmother used most of her money trying to pay the ...more
Chris Evans
I respect the fact that Harold did what he had to do to take good care of his grandmother. I would have done the same because I love my grandma dearly. Drug dealing is illegal but i certainly dont knock it because you're making money. Finding aswell as maintaining a job isnt always easy so if you decide to sale drugs I agree with your decision.

This novel grabbed my attention in multiple ways. It showed how people’s lives are in the real world. How this story can happen to anyone. One thing th
have u ever took care of your grandmother? will I have when my grandmother had cancer. the of this book is realistic fiction. this book is really good I like the characters in the book such as Harold because he is a helpful person to me. in the story it says that Harold glanced up at his grandmother lying on the couch he could tell she was in pain from the way she gripped the cushion, but she still smiled at him.

This book is about a boy name Harold he is fat, an didn't nobody liked him, Harold w
This was a really good book. It showed how people’s lives are in the real world. How this story can happen to anyone. One thing that I learned is that you need to be careful of who you trust and hang out with. Harold didn’t do a good job of that. He knew that when he went to 25th street that trouble was going to start and that once he got there, there was no turning back. This book also made me think about how you should love your family while you’re alive and that when ever there is a problem b ...more
This book was about a 9th grade boy named Harold that has to worry not only about school but also about the lack of money and his injured grandmother. In order to help out he gets a part time job in a grocery store but that does little to help with the bills. He thinks that trusting londell was the right thing to do because he needed the money. He thought that selling drugs and working for londell was the right thing to do but he didn't realize that not everybody could be trusted. I liked this b ...more
Mercedes Weaver
In my book, a boy named Harold lives with his sick grandmother. He has been raised by her! She used to tell him all the time about the bad groups to be around, and the good groups to hangout with. One of the groups were ran by a older, tall, skinny boy named Londell. One day Harold is cleaning of the kitchen table and sees a pile of bills from the hospital and things think electricity that grandma is having to pay. He comes across a letter for a social security worker asking if there was anywher ...more
Anaja M
In the book “No Way Out” by Peggy Kern, Harold a freshman student at Bluford high school is under a lot of pressure with his sick grandmother and school. Not only that, Harold lives by some big time drug dealers. He also wants to make money but the way he wants to make money is a life or death situation. In the book the author focuses on Dialogue, Revealing Actions , and Multiple Points of View to show the characters motivation.

One way the author shows characters motivations is by using Dialogu
Virginia Tiah
What would you do if your grandmother was sick and you had no money? In the book Bluford High:No Way Out by Peggy Kern,Harold went to the streets to find his solution which wasn't the brightest idea. The ending of No Way Out gives the reader hope that Harold's life is worth fighting for. Harold and his grandmother don't have enough money to buy expensive food clothes or etc. Matters got worst when his mother injured her foot badly. They had medical bills and bills for their apartment that they c ...more
Rachell Genesky
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Teresa Grubbs
Good addition to the Bluford series! Harold is in high school and worrying about his sick grandmother and the mounting bills. His part-time job at a grocery store does little to help with the money situation, so it is very tempting to fall in with Londell, the local drug dealer, who is quick to give Harold an easy $50 here and there to deliver his drugs. Harold soon regrets his decision to work for Londell, but he finds there is no way out.
Sean Freeman
In “No Way Out” by Peggy Kern we meet Harold Davis. He lives with his grandmother and has always loved her and put her first above all things. One day unexpectedly Harold gets a call to the office. He is told that his grandmother has had a bad fall and was rushed to the hospital. When she gets out they return home and Harold is given the responsibility of taking care of her. He is more than happy to help her with anything, the problem is the medical bills. With his grandmother unable to work, H ...more
The book "No Way Out is a very good book I would say. I say this because it's like based on things that kids see every day or similar situations they have to go through in order to survive. It's a fiction book by the way and the author is Peggy Kern, the setting is Blueford High School, the main characters is his grandmother, Londell, Harold himself, Mr.Harris, and Harold's neighbor. The primary problem in the book is that Harold's grandmother is having problems with her health and Harold is bas ...more
Lizbeth Flores
The book No Way Out by Peggy Kern is an amazing,action,eye catching,nonstop reading,interesting book. Harold has no other family member or anyone of his family that can take care and keep an eye on him. When his grandmother was in a deep condition and needed medical help. since his grandma was sick and cant really do anything about it. Harold had to find a job, gain money for groceries,medical supplies, and a lot of work to do around the house. Soon this generous sweet helpful man gave him the m ...more
I am so glad that they are making more Bluford books. I have never read books that are so simple and yet so heart-wrenching and applicable to the situations of my students. I was impressed that Kern was able to make Harold, a chubby, weak grandma's boy, so endearing and so "worth saving." Exciting, simple, and I read it in 50 minutes.
Nov 25, 2008 Tina rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Reluctant YA readers
Harold faces many problems in his life. The only person in his family is his Grandmother and she is very ill. Harold is worried about the hospital bills. He gets a job stocking groceris in a local store, but soon realizes that he can make money much quicker and easier...will he do the right thing??
Titiana Lopez
The narrorator was a great grandson and he messed upp but it was all for the better in his eyes.He got beat up a couple of times because he joined the street gamee[selling drugs:]. His neighbor helped him and his problems was solved for goodd.
Oct 14, 2015 Isaiah added it
TQ: Will selling drugs hurt me or help me?

Harold is a young boy who is caught in the middle of a drug bust and struggling health,financially,and social wise. He barely has friends at bluford high, they treat him bad anmd call him names. Financial wise is terrible. He has a injured grandmother who is in need of money and is losing custody of Harold. After Harold finds all of this out, he becomes depressed and is begging for someone to aid him in his need. But that's when Londell comes in with a d
No Way Out by Peggy Kern the story begins with the main character were Harold Davis is trapped and deals with a problem were his grandmother is suffering by an accident Harold will decide if he takes the decision were to still be a child or be a man knowing that his only solution his to work for Londell James, a drug dealer, there the problems begin were there a point were Harold fares of his grandmother death and keeps selling drug. After all I really like this book I think the best part of the ...more
I3ug fieler
This book was really good. Not as good as the fallen but it was interesting. This book really shows the hardship af some people and what people will do to try to fix it.
Nail biter about Harold a teen who feels pressure to help with his grandmother's hospital bills and gets involved with a drug dealer to make quick money.
Leian Joseph
In the book No Way Out, had some major conflicts concerning the main
character. Harold Davis is a dynamic character who learn his mistake while selling drugs on the corner of the street. When i finished the book The Test I knew that I had to read more from this author so I did. Reading this book made me understand the tone of the author. From my perspective I thought this was a good book to people who believes their is always a way out of something, even if you made a big mistake. I do like thi
Cesar Cruz
well its a pretty good book really but that aint important

Harold’s grandma gets some mail. She is very worried, and so is Harold. The total cost of all of the medical bills is $2,454.17 . With this section of the book, it shows that the character is motivated to help his grandma and considers getting a job to help her.

n a page, Harold, goes back the store or market to talk to londell james… to earn some money, londell was like you can help me… to sell some drugs the neighborhood, harold was thi
Jonah Fulford
No way out is a book about this boy who's grandmother is facing a sickness that affects her work and makes them struggle with money. So the boy takes it into his own hands by getting a job at a grocery store making minimum wage but is offered a job buy this guy on the corner ho got in trouble for selling drugs. But little did he know he was selling drugs. But he made a lot more money doing that. So he decided to that the deliverys to people. But when he found out he was selling drugs it was to l ...more
Mory Kaba
make good choices in life staying on the street can put you in jail or get you killed
Nov 08, 2008 Anna rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: young adults, males
Another fantastic read from the Bluford High series!
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Peggy Kern is the author of two books for the Bluford High Series. She lives with her daughter in Massachusetts.
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