Friday, February 5, 2010

The Battle of Jericho

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The Battle of Jericho

By Sharon M. Draper

I just finished another Sharon Draper book and this one was just as moving. This book is about Jericho and his friends who pledge a school club but find out there's hazing involved that they weren't expecting to have to deal with. I just read an article about peer pressure and hazing. It talked about the mess at a nearby high school that happened in 2003, and with girls. I don't think it's talked about enough for kids to realize what hazing really is and how to deal with it. Draper does a great job of developing the characters in this book while tackling an intense aspect of teen life.

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