Posted by LibeRaCe on November 21, 2007
Modern inner city life is the dramatic setting for both of these fictional novels, but the stories could have come straight from the headlines we see every day ….
Based on the hit film by the same name, this book follows a group of teenagers and describes their everyday lives. The reason they have been allowed off school exposes the true and terrifying effects of bullying and gang culture. This is a book about choices and what influences people to make decisions for the best or for the worst……..
The main character in this book witnesses his teachers’ murder by two pupils in his school. Jackson can’t talk to a counsellor but is filled with a need to understand why this happened and begins his own investigation. The more he finds out about the boys who did it, the more he comes to understand the reasons why this terrible crime happened….
There are many organizations in the UK that understand young people and try to help them break away from a life of crime and give them a voice. A few starting points would be – Da Vision , Citizenship Foundation , GameOver , NCH , UK Youth Parliment .