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Patterson Heights

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Avery Washington has spent his entire life in Patterson Heights, a Baltimore neighborhood with a mean rep. It's a good place to grow up--it has heart and soul as well as a few street hustlers, and plenty of solid families just like his. Then one day, his older brother Rashid ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time, and Avery's life changes forever.
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ebook, 256 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Harlequin Presents
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Katrina Burchett
The Washingtons were a tight knit family; eating meals together, enjoying one another, attending New Saints Tabernacle on the Lord's Day. It was on a Sunday that tragedy struck. A mother and father lost their first born son. Avery Washington lost his brother and best friend. Rashid was shot down - the bullet wasn't intended for him.
Avery was an A student and had been accepted into the accelerated academic program at Baltimore Central High. He looked forward to going to college with his brother,
"Patterson Heights" will literally knock your socks off!! Its intense use of stylistic devices and use of imagery will have you turning from more!
Avery Washington was a good kid. Had a great familiy who ate dinner together, went to church and everything. But when one sunday instaed of getting a meal together they get a phone call telling them that Avery bestfriend and brother. And Mom and Dads first born was shot. The bullet wasn't intended for him. With Avery going to a new school once an A-plus student with hopes of going to college, Avery now has to rethink his future. While his parents struggle to cope with the loss of one son, Avery ...more
Reading this one for a book discussion group we're having at the library. So far it's incredibly silly (unintentionally), but I'm curious to see what the actual teens think.

Now that I'm done, can I just say, I am definitely not in the target demographic for this book. And that's okay. I almost never read books for my actual demographic. But I really wish I had cared more about the characters. Sure, crappy things happened to them, but they spent the entire book making stupid decisions and being
Laura Leonard
Avery's best friend is his brother, that is until his brother is accidentily shot and killed. The life that Avery knew is over. His brother is dead, his parents are distraught, and he is sent to a new school.

Avery's grades start to slide as he obssesses over his brother's murder and what to do with the fact that he knows the name of the shooter. Will Avery be able to pull his life together or will the need for revenge consume him?
This is a good book for young readers. When Rashid is killed by another boy who intended to shoot at someone else it throws his whole family into turmoil. Especially affected is Rashid's younger brother Avery. The shooter is the son of one of the neighborhood crime lords so everyone is afraid to talk about what happened. The book describes how people finally learn to come to terms with this tragedy.
Jessica Bentu
I really enjoyed this book a lot.. I couldn't stop myself from reading. It is very intense but a life lesson as well. I wish it ended better but overall the book is really good.
May 28, 2011 elissa marked it as gave_up  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to elissa by:!/pages/Books-for-the-Beast/88319893820
The author was at Books for the Beast in 2011. I read the beginning and it was good, but didn't get more than a couple of chapters in.
Nicole W3!GhtUp Daniels
This book is about a boy name Avery he have lived in Patterson Heights for all his live. Avery desided to change his life around.
not as good as the firsst i read from the tru novels but still pretty good
aw man this was so sad but they got better
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