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Homeboyz has 82 ratings and 23 reviews. Fleiry said: Homeboyz by Alan lawrence Sitomer is about a boy named teddy that feels angry about a homeboy killin. When his sister is shot and killed in a gangland drive-by shooting, Teddy plots revenge, and the tension of this gritty and violent story lies in just. Homeboyz (Hoopster) by Alan Lawrence Sitomer – book cover, description, publication history.

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Return to Book Page. Preview — Homeboyz by Alan Lawrence Homebojz. Homeboyz by Alan Lawrence Sitomer. Anderson sinks into deep depression while Pops struggles to run both the household and his declining laundry business.

Teddy soon finds homeboyzz out of prison on house arrest, and in the capable hands of Officer Mariana Diaz, the smart, tough probation officer assigned to oversee his endless hours of community service. As part of the innovative rehabilitation program Diaz runs, Teddy is assigned to tutor Micah, a twelve-year-old orphan and would-be gansta.

As Teddy goes through the motions of complying with the terms of his probation, Diaz has no idea that he is using his genius-level computer hacker skills to plot his final vengeance and to defraud the aan education system of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Library Bindingpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Homeboyzplease sign up.

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What is this books rating? See 1 question about Homeboyz…. Lists with This Book. Mar 31, Fleiry rated it it was amazing. Homeboyz by Alan lawrence Sitomer is about a boy named teddy that feels angry about a homeboy killing his sister.

He wants to get revenge for what they have done to his family. He goes to jail for harming some homeboys, and then get sent to an officer called Diaz.

When he gets sent to her, he has to mentor a boy name micah that their afraid will go into the streets. He plans on alsn and hacks the officers computer to make an account to get the money that goes to the program. He starts getti Homeboyz by Alan lawrence Sitomer is about a boy named teddy that feels angry about a homeboy killing his sister.

He starts getting attached to the boy name micah, and starts introducing him to his family. What we don’t know is if he will change his mindset or will he go on with his plan. What I loved about this homebouz was ladrence detail that the author gave and how I could see how the character develops.

Another thing that I love is how I feel connected to the characters in this book. I would recommend this book to people that like action books,and books that will leave you wondering about how it will end. Oct 12, Oliver Mirer rated it it was amazing.

Homeboyz, a realistic fiction novel written inby Alan Lawrence Sitomer, provides an unbelievable insight on what daily life is like for teens growing up in inner-city, gang infested towns. The story is set in California and the main character is a 17 year old African American kid named Teddy Anderson. Along his systematic path of revenge, Teddy gets arrested for forcefully trying to interrogate a group of rival gangsters, and he is sent to juvenile hall.

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However, due to his off the charts intelligence and skill with computers, Teddy is granted probation, but has to become a mentor to a 12 year old kid named Micah who is at risk to larwence a gang member.

This text perfectly reaches the intended audience and everyone who reads it should have no problem following along. With that being said, it also does not seem too easy and definitely can provide a challenge to an intermediate level reader. I agree with nearly everything from the characters, plot, and conflicts, and I think it was a very well structured novel. I truly believe that it is a really interesting story about an issue that is commonly overlooked. Gangs are a serious problem in our world today and I think the Sitomer did an excellent job of drawing attention to such a pressing matter.

One of my favorite parts of this book was the introduction story in chapter one that focused completely on a young girl named Meeksha Livingston. I thought it was a pretty cool way to start the story because before I even finished the first chapter I had a solid idea of what the story was all about.

Throughout the story, the author reveals the main theme of how revenge is never the solution to any problem. This is shown very clearly and effectively because every time Teddy turned to revenge, it just brought him more and more trouble. The novel appealed to me in an emotional way because as the story moved along I began to sympathize with the young kids who were forced to grow up in gangs because they never had anyone to support them back at home.

I overall really enjoyed this book and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone who is interested. Oct 03, Jeni Enjaian rated it it was ok Shelves: When this book started, and even as it progressed, I harbored a lot of hope for this book. I picked it up because I had given it as an option to my advanced ELA middle school students for their next project and the majority of my class chose this book. I had not read it, however. However, those two things are not what caused me to lower my rating of the book.

Throughout t When this book started, and even as it progressed, I harbored a lot of hope for this book. Throughout the book, I analyzed the development of the main character, Teddy, since that is the prompt my seventh graders are using to write their literary analysis essay on the book of their choosing. I kept hoping as I read, that I would see some changes in Teddy that would result in significant growth, in him learning an actual lesson. However, Teddy never seemed to change.

He never seemed to learn any lesson. I never understood his motivation for creating the “Type II special services account. Sitomer gives the book a heartwarming ending for most of the characters, an ending that I suppose he hopes will cause the readers to overlook the lack of growth in his main character.

I do not recommend this book at all. Oct 03, Jarry rated it it was amazing. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.

In Alan Sitomer’s book, Homeboyz, Sitomer presents us with a seventeen year old teenager named Dixon Theodore Anderson Aka “teddy”who suffers a big loss after gang members randomly gunned down Tina Teddy’s younger sister in a drive-by shootingwhile she was getting an icecream.

The Anderson family felt devastaded after they lost their baby girl at the hands of gang members. Teddy shows no emotion to his family, but inside he feels hurt and plans revenge on his sisters murder. It is establ In Alan Sitomer’s book, Homeboyz, Sitomer presents us with a seventeen year old teenager named Dixon Theodore Anderson Aka “teddy”who suffers a big loss after gang members randomly gunned down Tina Teddy’s younger sister in a drive-by shootingwhile she was getting an icecream.

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It is established early on in the novel, that violence was becomming out of control in the Teddy’s neighborhood. Young teens are getting involved in gangs, drugs, robbery, and murder. The Anderson family suffered another hardship when Teddy gets arrested for attempted murder against his little sister’s killer. Teddy was arrested and taken to Hausner Juvenile Hall, is a youth correctional facility in the state of California. He was charged with seven crimes and all seven charges were charged as “gang related.

Judge lynch is an intelligent man, who dislikes gang members. Judge Lynch orders Teddy to serve time under house arrest Feb 24, Ashley Bakker rated it it was amazing. I was hooked at the first sentence, and I remained hooked until the end.

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The plot twists, relatable characters, and unintimidating flow of narrative all work together to make this a great choice for young adult readers. Sitomer doesn’t beat around the bush with the content in his books — he teaches in Los Angeles. He knows what goes on between the system of lxwrence schools, the prisons, and the streets, and he doesn’t shy away from telling a realistic story that wryly calls larence certain Wow wow wow!

He knows what goes on between the system of the schools, the prisons, and the streets, and he doesn’t shy away from telling a realistic story that wryly calls out certain institutions with well-researched statistics along the way. He’s funny and brutally honest.

This book is officially one of my favorite pieces of young adult literature I’ve ever read. Nov 28, Luis rated it it was amazing. Hi iam a high school student and this book is the best book ever. It is really awesome and interesting is about people that are n a gang and one of the guy is named teddy his sister had been shot in a drive by.

Then he tried to get revenge but was caught by the police. He went to a program and took care of a kid telling him what not to do and how to do things. He was really angry about his sisters death and would not stop thinking about it. Then at the end we got revenge on his sisters death and som Hi iam a high school student and this book is the best book ever.

Then at the end we got revenge on his sisters death and something had happened before this action before getting revenge. Oct 16, Jesus rated it it was amazing. Homeboyz is an astonishing thriller which consists of many twists and turns.

The action-packed book is greatly impacted by their actions and conversations.

Jan 12, Megan Elizabeth rated it it was amazing. Wlan laughed, I cried. Oct 27, Demi rated it liked it. I really enjoyed the book and it was pretty good.

It wasn’t something I would normally pick up, but I liked it. I also wouldn’t read something like this again, because of all the violence.