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Drive-By

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"Jimmy always told me there were only two kinds of gangbangers: Those who were dead and those who were going to die. Joining a gang doesn't make sense to Jimmy..."

Jimmy is dead now—gunned down in front of his little sister, Mina, and his brother, Tito. And Tito is left wondering: Was Jimmy in a gang after all? Ice Breaker Joe and Lamar think so. They say Jimmy was skimming
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Paperback, 96 pages
Published December 20th 1997 by HarperTeen (first published May 1st 1996)
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Garrett Anderson
Aug 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Drive by was a good and easy book. this book was very intense. The kid they called Tito was Jimmys younger brother, Jimmy, Tito, and there little sister Mina were walking home and a car drove by and shot Jimmy down and he died. There whole family was devestated. because jimmy died there mom couldnt afford to pay for there house anymore so they moved in with an old lady next door with a dog named spider. After jimmy died people were kind of going after Tito because they thought jimmy had told him ...more
Yael Sanchez
Jan 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Did someone ever force you to believe something that you knew wasnt true?? The genre of this book is realistic fiction. I really liked the book even though it was pretty short but it still was a great book. ***SPOILER ALERT*** Drive By is mainly about a kid name Timothy Thomas experiencing a horrible Drive By. During the drive by his brother, Jimmy, was shot dead. After the death of Jimmy, Timothy's life changed. The setting of this book is during the summer. The plot of this book is when Jimmy ...more
Davidv6
Feb 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
I like this book because it has a lot of action and because Titos brother Jimmy died and now Tito needs money or else the people that killed Jimmy will kill Tito
Michael Williams
i luv that this book has violance
Amy Maynard:)
Oct 22, 2010 rated it really liked it
i thought it was a good influence for little people that are in gangs that they should get out and not to get in trouble. i loveed the book when i first started.
Andrea Brito
Oct 27, 2016 rated it liked it
Drive By is a very good book. This book was about a boy named Tito that his brother Jimmy died in a drive by. Tito is trying to find the truth about Jimmy's death. Was Jimmy in a gang after all?

This story takes place in Los Angeles. Tito, Jimmy, and there little sister Mina were walking home and a car drove by. They shot Jimmy leaving him dead on the floor. His family was devastated. There mom couldn't afford the house where they were living at so they moved in with there neighbor. **Spoil Alert
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Fordtho Ford
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Drive By is a very good and i would recommend it to my friends. This book has a lot of conflict and action. Tito is the main character who grows up in a bad neighborhood where a lot of drive by's happen. When his brother Jimmy gets involved in a drive by things take a turn for the worst & Tito's whole life changes.the main characters are jimmy Tito and there sister Mina .and the guys that killed his brother the main person is Tito hes funny brave and loving.i can not relate to anybody in thi ...more
Jordy Almonte
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
this book is intresting and fun to read will recommend to all friends
Tony Luna
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a really good book.
Chris
Nov 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
very very very very very very very very very very very very good book.
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Drive-By
By: Lynne Ewing

The book that I’m reviewing is “Drive-By” the Lexile range is 560. The main character is Timothy and Jimmy, the brother of Timothy's’ that died. Timothy has a brother and a sister. His sister's name is. Timothy’s sister is only 5, she really likes princesses (she wants to be one).
The first part of the book was about Timothy and his brother and sister when they were walking a car ended up shooting at Jimmy and
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Kacper C
Dec 17, 2013 rated it it was ok
Drive By
By: Lynne Ewing

After I have read this book, I felt really sad for the main character because his brother dies in a drive by shooting. This thought kept going through my head, " What would I do if my brother died?” That was what I was thinking as I read a few more chapters. Then I came with an answer. I would feel like the oldest sibling because I am the middle child. The challenges Tito faced were like being the most and helping out with your brother or sisters homework.

The book takes p
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Corey Gore
This book was very emotional. His brother jimmy was in a gang but never told his little brother. Jimmy was killed in a drive-by shooting. His brother Tito Has to find the people who murdered his brother.
Barbara
Mar 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Quick read. I liked the story line, but I am not sure I would share it with students below the 5th grade. I know my students wouldn't quite get what is going on.

Fabian  solano
Jan 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
How would you feel if you were with your big brother and little sister in the night and your little sister stared.to run and you ran after and when you're got here and to her back your big brother got shoe by a gangbanger???
This book is about a kid who is trying to figure out why they killed his brother and was is brother in a gang???
*** Spioler Alert** the kid does his brother the last deal and the cops found the people who killed his brother and the people that help him catch the gang are pro
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Diego R.
Dec 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Drive By
By: Lynne Ewing
BAM, BAM!!! Just imagine that seeing your brother getting gun down by a group of gangbangers. Ask yourself what did he do to deserve this, he couldn't have been a gangbanger or could he? This is one of the problems Tito has to face in this action packed book called Drive By.

The main character is Tito as you can see.Tito has been through a lot of thing first his brother was killed by some gangbangers. not so much later after Jimmy's funeral Tito got to his house from schoo
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Christian Garcia
Feb 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
How would you react if your brother was shot in cold blood. Well that's what happened with Mina and her brother Tito. The genre of this book is realistic fiction. Let's see how and why Jimmy was involved in this drive by.
***SPOILER ALERT***

This book takes place in Los Angeles, California. It is relevant to the story because this mentions different types of gangs and LA has a high rate of gang related crime. Tito and Mina want to find out who the people that shot were. But the gangbangers too
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Brian
Nov 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Hey guys it brian but this time im kind of in a bad town and theres like a lot of robbers and gangs well u know. So are u going to help me read these paragraphs to free me if u say no i'll take it as a yes. Lets get started or out of here.
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Well in the begining it at midnight and two brothers and their sister. are walking home then the oldest brother plays with his younger sister by making a claw with his hand so his sister go
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Alejandro Brito
Oct 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
**SPOIL ALERT**Drive by was a good and easy book. It was about this kid they called Tito which was Jimmy's little brother Jimmy, Tito, and there little sister Mina were walking home and a car drive by and shot Jimmy and died.There mom wasn't able to afford to pay the house so they moved in with an old lady next door. Tito then found out Jimmy was gang member and that they were keep braking in there old house. So one night Tito decided to go check it out. Tito remembered an old crawl space under ...more
David L.
May 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
David loera Book Review #1
Do you like mysteries? If so, You are going to love this book. Lynne Ewing has written so many mysteries but this book went to a different path. It was really interesting and here’s how it happened…
After walking back from the store, Jimmy and his little brother experience a terrifying moment as Jimmy’s younger sister goes to get a paper that flew out of her hands. A car stops and all of the sudden Mina hears a gun shot. Mina goes running and sees her older brother Jim
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Brandon Buchelly
Dec 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Drive By
By: Lynne Ewing

I haven't been so similar to a character in my LIFE! Some of the characters in this book are Timothy, Jimmy, Gus, Lamar, Mina, Ice Breaker Joe, and Mrs.Washington. But the one I like most of all is ..... Timothy.

I really like Timothy because I can relate to him very easily. In this book, Timothy is called Tito. Also in this book Tito loses his brother in a drive by. Tito saw his brother die right in front of him. Something like this happened to me.. One of my favorite cous
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Mario
Mar 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
I believe drive by was a very intence book.There where many suprizes within the book,any who drive by was writen by lynne ewing.Ihe book was like a mystery many things got solved during the book.I would recomen for readers to read this book because it was really interesting and the fact that once you start reading the novel theres all ready many quetions being asked and action starting.The main character of the book is tito and his brother Jimmy who was known ass a funny guy was shot while he wa ...more
Geovanni R
Dec 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Drive By
By: Lynne Ewing

Bang! The gunshots went out. Feel bad for the character's life? The characters names are Tito, Mina, Jimmy, and Gus. Lamar and Joe kill an innocent kid called Jimmy because he stole money from a gang! I would be mad if this was me. I would be mad if my brother got shot just because he stole money.

When his brother got shot, Tito didn't know why or know who killed him. This made me feel sad because if this happened to me I would get revenge. Jimmy didn’t deserve this becau
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Crystal M
Dec 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Drive By
By: Lynne Ewing

A brother’s death, gangbangers, and a mystery. These are all part of the great book Drive By. Imagine if your brother just died. How would you feel? How would you react? Well, this is exactly what Tito was going through.

The characters are Jimmy, Tito, Ice Breaker Joe, Lamar, Mrs.Washington, Mom, Mina, and Gus. Most of the characters scare me. I’m not sure why. But, I guess some characters are nice. I don't like how Tito keeps the gun. Why did Gus need to give him the g
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-Ahaa Mookiieee x3
Jan 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing
this book is a book that i am curently reading. This book is about a little boy named jimmy and jimmy and his brother and his lttle sister were going home on the way from there little sisters friend party and when they were going to play for a lttle bit tito the brother said no we should be on the way home and jimmy of coures said no lets play 4 alttile and they did so they heard lound music. its was coming from a car it pulled up in front of jimmy and jimmy were talking and the people from the ...more
Reynaldo Garcia
Jimmy is dead now-gunned down in front of his little sister Mina and his brother Tito. Also jimmy's brother Tito is left wondering was jimmy in a gang after all. Other gang banger's named Ice Breaker Joe ,and Lamer think that jimmy was in a gang.The other gang banger's say jimmy was skimming their drug money. And if the missing cash isn't returned his brother Tito may have to pay his life for jimmy's money that he skimmed the gang banger's. I will have to say that the genre for the book will be ...more
Macy
Jan 19, 2011 added it
Drive by was a good and easy book. this book was very intense. The kid they called Tito was Jimmys younger brother, Jimmy, Tito, and there little sister Mina were walking home and a car drove by and shot Jimmy down and he died. There whole family was devestated. because jimmy died there mom couldnt afford to pay for there house anymore so they moved in with an old lady next door with a dog named spider. After jimmy died people were kind of going after Tito because they thought jimmy had told him ...more
Josh
Jun 02, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: anybody
Recommended to Josh by: mrs.lawton
i really enjoyed this book. its about a teenager whose brother was killed in a drive-by shooting. later he finds out that his brother has hidden something very valuable, under his house....but what? the plot of the book starts out with Tito, his brother jimmy, and his siter Mina are all walking home one night very late at night. then a car pulls up next to them, the opens fire Mina and Tito both ran for cover but jimmy didn't. jimmy was dead, right there on the spot. mina watted to see if her bi ...more
Javinw
Oct 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The book Drive By by Lynne Ewing is a good book because there is a lot of excitement. The genre is realistic fiction. There are guns and gangs. This book would be good for someone who likes excitement because there is a lot of action. Mina ran away and they heard really loud music and then they heard gunshots and Jimmy died. The characters are Mina the little sister and jimmy the brother of both of them and the main character is Timothy Thomas. The conflict is that jimmy got shot by a gang. This ...more
Alexandra Casado
Sep 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Drive By is a very good book. This book was about a boy named Toby that his brother Jimmy died in a drive by. This story takes place in Los Angeles. After Jimmys death it was a tragic in the family. Toby, the main character was really wondering ehy Jimmy got shot by gangbangers beacuse he was pretty sure that Jimmy wasnt a gangbanger. later on in the book toby found out that he was really in a gang and thats how he wass really getting all the money to help the family. Thats why he found out that ...more
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Lynne Ewing is an American author and a screen writer.

She always had to move around a lot when she was growing up because her father was in the Marine Corps. She has two sisters. Lynne graduated from high school in Lima, Peru after attending seven other schools. While she was in Peru, she learned to speak Spanish. She attended the University of California at Santa Barbara. When she was 30 years ol
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