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Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes
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Apr 03, 2009

it was amazing
Read in April, 2009

BRONX MASQUERADE BY NIKKI GRIMES IS AN AMAZING BOOK. IT IS INSPIRING AND IT SHOWS GREAT INSIGHT INTO THE LIVES OF URBAN TEENS. EACH TEEN HAS THEIR OWN LIFE STORY, DIFFERENT FROM THE NEXT. THE BOOK IS FULL OF POETRY AND SHOWS THE EVERY DAY STRUGGLES PRESENT WITHIN TEENS LIVES. POETRY FROM TEEN MOTHERS TO ASPIRING ARTISTS AND STARS. EACH TEEN HAS A DIFFERENT DREAM AND GOAL IN LIFE AND EACH TEEN IS FULLY CAPABLE OF REACHING FOR THE STARS. THE TEENS LIVE IN AN URBAN AREA WHERE THEY ARE NOT TAKEN VERY SERIOUS, BUT ONCE THEY ARE GIVEN THE AMMUNTION BY MR, WARD, THE BECOME FREE TO DECIDE WHO THEY WANT TO BE AND ARE ABLE TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES OPENLY WITHOUT JUDGEMENT.
THE STORY TAKES PLACE IN NYC IN A PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL. THE OPEN MIC CLASSES TAKE PLACE IN MR. WARDS ENGLISH CLASS EVERY FRIDAY. THE STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED BY HIM TO SHARE THEIR STORIES. EACH STUDENT IN HIS CLASS FACE THEIR OWN PERILS. THERE ARE MULTIPE CHARACTERS IN THIS STORY . EACH OF THE STUDENTS ARE CHARASMATIC AND TALENTED IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS FROM WRITERS TO PAINTERS AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN. EACH OF HIS STUDENTS HAVE A DREAM.
THIS BOOK IS GOOD FOR EVERYONE NO MATTER WHAT AGE OR SEX YOU ARE. THE BOOK COVERS LIFE STORIES THAT EVERYONE CAN RELATE TO. THEIR ARE STORIES FROM THE PLAYER, THE BEAUTY QUEEN, THE ARTIST , THE TEEN MOTHER AND MANY MORE. EACH PERSOONALITY IS EXTREMELY UNIQUE BUT RELATABLE. THE BOOK IS GOOD FOR EVERYONE BECUASE THE CHARACTERS ARE PEOPPLE THAT WE COULD ALL IDENTIFY WITH AT SOME POINT OR ANOTHER. I WOULD RECCOMEND THIS BOOK TO ANYONE I KNOW, EVEN POEPLE THAT DISLIKE POETRY WOULD BE ABLE TO APPRECIATE BECAUSE OF THE MANNER IT IS WRITTEN IN

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message 1: by Mary (new)

Mary I'm also a big fan of the novel-in-verse format. I've got a few others like it to choose from, if you want another.


message 2: by Shelinna (new)

Shelinna OOOOOOH NOOO


Adriana Shelinna wrote: "OOOOOOH NOOO"

Y WOULD U WRITE OOOOOH NOOO RIBLET??Y OH Y WOULD U DO DAT??


message 4: by Little*d (new)

Little*d I thought you did a great job reviewing the book i am even starting to read the book because of you.Its been a pretty good book so far.


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