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Just Another Hero (Jericho #3)

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Jericho, November, Arielle, and their friends must step up big time to prevent a deadly school tragedy in this harrowing conclusion to Sharon M. Draper’s Jericho Trilogy.

Arielle Gresham, disliked and mistrusted by most of the students at her school, has a secret past, an unbelievably complicated present, and a shaky future. But no one knows or cares because she has managed
Hardcover, 280 pages
Published June 23rd 2009 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers (first published February 29th 2000)
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Jennifer Wardrip
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JUST ANOTHER HERO is the final book in Sharon M. Draper's trilogy that began with THE BATTLE OF JERICHO and NOVEMBER BLUES. It takes readers inside a Cincinnati high school to follow the lives of a group of students who are now seniors finishing their high school careers and heading on to whatever their futures may hold.

This group of friends has experienced a lot over the years. They have watched out for each other, fallen in love,
Narrated by two of the side characters from book one and book two in the trilogy, Just Another Hero focuses on teens getting there life back together. Kofi has a full ride to MIT but becomes hooked on drugs and Arielle finds herself isolated by her controlling step-father as well as her own mean legacy from the first two books.

While the book is entertaining and is written in the ease of teen vernacular, the two main characters are the weakest so far. I don't believe them. Kofi's descent into dr
Nov 18, 2009 Mandy rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
The third book in the Battle of Jericho trilogy, this book follows November Blues. The plotline is definitely more engaging if the first two books were read. The book is marketed as a school shooting book, but really there is a lot more going on. One of the students is battling an addiction to painkillers, all of the students are trying to figure out college plans, there is a theft spree going on and the school is trying to catch the criminal, and Arielle is struggling at home due to a controlli ...more
Sparkle Knight
May 27, 2014 Sparkle Knight rated it really liked it
By examining Just another hero , it becomes clear that no matter how wealthy you are you still have the same problems as people who are unwealthy . This suggest that money overrule everything but your feelings but heart. Just another hero by Sharon M. Draper is the third book in her series of books she created following behind the second edition November Blues. Its about several students at school getting through their senior year passed the death of their friend from the previous book . There's ...more
Josie Skibinski
Jan 09, 2014 Josie Skibinski rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: young adult girls
Recommended to Josie by: Ms. Walter
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Nov 20, 2010 Alicia rated it liked it
The third in the Battle of Jericho/November Blues series, Just Another Hero shows November returning to school after having her baby, Sunshine, the boys from the Warriors of Distinction who have disbanded after Jericho's death in the first book, and the relationships between students, teachers, and life.

Arielle is living with a stepfather who controls the money and essentially their lives. This was a unique storyline, as both Arielle and her mother must turn in their receipts from the allowance
PeOplE and ThInGS change ova time....and that's wh
My teacher Mrs. LeVassuer recommended this book to several of my 8th grade classmates. I thought I should give this book a try since I've read all of her previous books. Just by the title the book seems really engaging. Sharon M.Draper is a very talented author. Since this book is the last book in her trilogy, I believe this book will be perfect for her last ending.
Jackie Samuel
Feb 04, 2011 Jackie Samuel rated it really liked it
this book is full with love,happyness and more on.but they are some sweat drama going on,the girl who dident like november is now lonely.if you love to read you have to read this book by sharon m.draper:)
Zykia Gilliard
It was a very good book
Brianna Reynolds
Nov 29, 2016 Brianna Reynolds rated it it was amazing
This book is the third book to the battle of Jericho.Its about the continuation of the story on Novembers baby,Jericho and Olivia,Kofi and Dana,Arielle,and about them going to college,but they are still in twelfth grade.There is a thief at their school.They discover who it is,and when the suspect is arrested,one of the clean suspects comes in Jericho and the others classroom with an AK-47.Arielle's not in there so she gets out.After awhile they tackle the student with the gun and he goes to a me ...more
Carlee Danielle
Nov 15, 2016 Carlee Danielle rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kenny-s-635
I.LOVE. Sharon. Draper.
Out of the three books I’ve read this semester of hers (Battle of Jericho and November Blues), I think this one takes the cake for me.

Kofi’s battling a new drug addiction while dealing with his crazy immature parents and trying to find a way to pay for the college he just got accepted to.
Arielle hates her crazy stepfather and the control freak that he is, but is excited to be mending friendships she had previously burned bridges with. And November is loving being Sunshi
Martha Nkangabwa
Nov 09, 2011 Martha Nkangabwa rated it liked it
In “Just Another Hero” Sharon M. Draper captures the prominent issues in the teen community today including, bullying, violence, substance abuse, domestic abuse, and early parenthood. The main characters in this book are a group of high school seniors from Douglas High School who throughout the book evolve and overcome different hardships in their lives.

Arielle Gresham was one of the two narrators throughout the book who started off as an outcast with no one to really talk to. She had given up
Nolan Duborg
Nov 02, 2016 Nolan Duborg rated it really liked it
I thought this book was good. It has a lot of high school problems for The are 3 main characters in this book. Jericho, Os-rick, Olivia and there friend jack. They All they wanted is attend the same high school But there was some false alarms in the middle of class that were pulled by this supposedly pulled by jack to avoid tests and the other actives are people starting fires in a class and another stole things in class and there were also a lot of items stolen from people and jack pulls a gun ...more
Kyle Lewis
Oct 24, 2016 Kyle Lewis rated it really liked it
This book was very good, i would recommend it to others
Eric Muro
Jan 18, 2017 Eric Muro rated it really liked it
Shelves: ir-books
This book is about a group of friends that have been together all throughout high school, they have had each others backs since the first year. They have had some good times but their last year together, they face some big challenges. One of the main characters is Arielle, she has a step father that isolates her from everything, he has rules and she needs to follow or her life gets worse. Kofi, he is a smart student that gets accepted to MIT but his addiction for drugs get worse. If you want to ...more
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Mohamed Khaled
Jun 13, 2014 Mohamed Khaled rated it liked it
The author, Sharon M. Draper’s purpose in writing her book Just Another Hero, is to attempt to connect with the teenagers generation on a more personal level. Just Another Hero shows its readers to never give up even during the most tough situations. Readers will constantly feel a sense of hope while reading. Draper’s second purpose was to entertain its readers by making the story a mystery. One of the characters Olivia states, “don’t go accusing him yet” (Draper 113). Readers will be stuck to t ...more
Katrina Burchett
The Jericho Trilogy: First came a story that tackled the issue of hazing, The Battle of Jericho, and then Sharon M. Draper addressed teen pregnancy in November Blues, and now Just Another Hero deals with violence in school... Arielle Gresham and Kofi Freeman are both having problems at home. November Nelson is dealing with being a teen parent and doing her best to keep up her grades so she can graduate with the rest of her class. And Jericho Prescott and Olivia Thigpen are still together. It's s ...more
Kayla Grant
Dec 28, 2013 Kayla Grant rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book because of it's adventure and it's cliff hangers which made me think what would happen next.
Everyone thinks Arielle has a perfect life but she doesn't. Her controlling rich stepfather is specific about his money which drives Arielle to the edge. Arielle lost her friends because of her attitude so she mostly stays quite. Crazy Jack is a weird boy who make.n troublenoise in the hallway, everyone knows he is the one pulling the fire alarm which causes the whole school to get in
Delray Beach Public Library Public Library
This is the conclusion to the Jericho Trilogy that began with The Battle of Jericho and November Blues. After the deadly hazing incident when Josh lost his life, and after November’s pregnancy with Josh’s baby, these friends need to find a bit of peace. It is senior year, and Arielle and Kofi take center stage. Arielle is coping with issues at home and school. Her mother's new husband imposes rigid controls. She has not always been a good friend to the girls in her circle so she worries about be ...more
Drazen Mann
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Jan 03, 2012 706sarah rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 7th-grade-books
This book was so amazing. I literally read it in 2 days becaue i was so attached. Sharon M. Draper has a fantastic way of communicating a great story line with fantastic details. She uses 2 main characters to tell the story. I think she picked them because they both had very hard lives. Their familys were not functioning very well. Arielle had a mean stepfather that gave both her and her mom "allowence", and tallied up their reciepts from a whole week every Sunday. This is just crazy to me. He ...more
Chantel Batchilly
Nov 06, 2010 Chantel Batchilly rated it really liked it
I just finished reading the book titled, "Just Another Hero," By Sharon M. Draper. This book was about Arielle, November, Kofi and Dana. For Arielle it's all too real. Having to deal with a over controlling step father living by his rules and his way of life. Also having to deal with all her friends she hurt while chasing after a boy. Dissing them and even calling them out of their name, turns towards them for forgiveness. Even with that on Arielle's plate, her and her mother have a rude awakin ...more
Deonte Thompson
Feb 25, 2016 Deonte Thompson rated it it was amazing
Just Another Hero is the final book in Sharon M. Draper's trilogy that began with The Battle of Jericho and November Blues. It takes readers inside a Cincinnati high school to follow the lives of a group of students who are now seniors finishing their high school years and heading on to their futures.
This group of friends has experienced a lot over the years. They have watched out for each other, fallen in love, and had disagreements that changed their relationships. Now in their final year toge
Rachel Lehman
Dec 05, 2010 Rachel Lehman rated it it was amazing
Just a normal high school, and normal high school students. Last summer was hard for everyone and this year is not shaping up to be much better. For both Ariel and her friends college,work,and family are not the worst of there worries during there senior year. Instead there has been an outbreak of thefts in the school, someone keeps pulling the fire alarm,and the worst is yet to come. This book asks the question what does it mean to be a hero.

I love this book. It was a story i just could not p
Mar 04, 2010 Terry rated it liked it
Let me start by saying that I'm a HUGE fan of Draper's Copper Sun. One of my favorite YA titles. It is relevant, surprising, heartbreaking, and a soaring page turner all rolled into one.

Because of this, I was really looking forward to "Just Another Hero," even though I've not read other books in this series. And after the second chapter that fills readers in on the backgrounds of the many inter-related characters, the story moves right along and can stand on its own. And the title provokes that
Draper's final book in the Battle for Jericho trilogy, Just Another Hero, was a great urban fiction. The plot was fast paced, the African American characters believable using as the backdrop---their final year of high school as seniors includes many fire drills, jobs after school and thoughts of getting into college. I just loved Draper's characterization of Arielle and her mother. They really grew from materialistic one dimensional characters to becoming thinking, feeling women. Kofi was an ath ...more
I thought this book “Just Another Hero” by Sharon M. Draper was a good book and would recommend it to others. On of the things I liked about the book was how it things got flipped. For example, in the Battle of Jericho, the first book in the Jericho trilogy, Arielle was a rich, popular girl who was also mean to people at times. But in this book it was the opposite. “Hey, Arielle! Over Here. You gonna eat or what?” (page 54).I love this quote because even though Arielle used to be mean to her old ...more
Mitchell Mayes
Dec 09, 2012 Mitchell Mayes rated it it was amazing
This book is about the lives of a number of teenagers at a high school in the inner city. The book talks about real life problems. One character is Arielle. She used to live with her mom and her mom's boyfriend. The boyfriend was rich. One day, Arielle came home and he had left and took the furniture, the car, the carpet and everything. Her and her mom had to live in a homeless shelter. Arielle meets a nice woman at the shelter who gets her current teen clothes and a prom dress. Another charact ...more
Jun 20, 2009 Terri rated it liked it
I am currently reading an advanced copy of "Just Another Hero" (Bridget - sorry) by Sharon Draper, the third book in the "Battle of Jericho" series. (This book was scheduled for publication in June of 2009.)

This was just O.K. I didn't like it as much as "November Blues." Many events stretch the limits of credulity, and the writing is just O.K. Character development is limited, except for those who may have read the first two books. It does stand alone, but the three books as a whole carry more w
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Sharon M. Draper is a professional educator as well as an accomplished writer. She has been honored as the National Teacher of the Year, is a five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Literary Award, and is a New York Times bestselling author. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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