When I first got to Progress, it freaked me out to be locked in a room and unable to get out. But after a while, when you got to thinking about it, you knew nobody could get in, either.
It seems as if the only progress that's going on at Progress juvenile facility is moving from juvy jail to real jail. Reese wants out early, but is he supposed to just sit back and let his f...more
He’s doing time for stealing a doctor’s prescription pad. Locked up in a dirty, tough New York juvenile facility, ironically named the Progress Center, he’s trying to walk a thin line between maintaining some dignity and staying meek enough to earn his release.
The story has to be in first person. It has to ...more
For those who are sheltered from the street life ...more
I was actually pretty surprised at this book. Having missed (to my embarrassment) Myers' other acclaimed teen books, I didn't know what to expect when I picked this one, but I anticipated lots of teen angst and platitudes about life on the streets. What I got instead was an in-depth, honest, open story about one kid trying to put his life toget ...more
This would would the second book that I read from Walter Dean Myers and it was an excellent book. The main character is Reese, he is a teenager in juvenile jail. Reese had committed the crime of stealing prescription pads from a doctor office to later sell them to a drug dealer. Sentenced to 32 months in progress Reese had to face multiple obstacles to no get in trouble. He was given multiple opportunities to make himself a better ...more
That said, some of his complaints about the book are understandable. As with all first person narratives, much of the book's advancement is in the character's head. This has pitfalls for some young adult readers, especially those who crave action. For instance, the ...more
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27 March 2015
Lockdown: Inside Reading Book
In the novel Lockdown by Walter Dean Myers, Reese Anderson is a young boy raised in Harlem who can’t seem to get out of his own way. The setting of this novel is in a juvenile detention facility named Progress. Ironically throughout this novel it seems like the only progress all the kids are making is from a juvenile detention facility to an actual prison. Reese is a smart young man who just got thrown into juvy be ...more
I think the book was great and I learned a lot of life lessons , I think everyone should read it. My main character was a great person he was just around the wrong people and made bad choices , in my opinion he is a very strong person. He went through a lot of crazy things in his life , like his dad beating on him when he is drunk , mom being on drugs and using the money they had for food to go buy drugs, and his older brother getting shot. Those type of things can really mess a kid up , i thin ...more
Reese, a young boy is faced with a kids worst nightmare, being sent to prison or in his case a Juvenile ...more
Reading level: 780
Genre: Realistic fiction
Main Characters: Reece, Mr.Wilson, toon, play, icy, king kong, mom
Setting: Progress, or elderly home
POV: 1st person
Reece is a 14 year old boy who lives with his mom and his sister icy. But his family is poor, and whenever his mom gets money she buys drugs. So Reece steal prescription drugs to sell them to make money. Then the guy he sells them to gets caught and he rats out Reece and he has to go to a juvy called Progress. ...more
Then his friend Toon was getting jumped but if he wanted to get out early, he couldn't get into this bu ...more
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 ...more
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