Normal view MARC view ISBD view

Tyrell /

by Booth, Coe.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : PUSH, c2007Description: 310 p. ; 18 cm.ISBN: 9780439838801 (pbk.) :; 0439838800 (pbk.); 9780756981228 (lib. bdg.); 0756981220 (lib. bdg.).Title notes: $8.99 (replacement) 5-2012 (db)Subject(s): Homeless persons -- Fiction | Poor -- Fiction | African Americans -- Fiction | Bronx (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction | Bronx (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction | Homeless persons -- Juvenile fiction | Poor -- Juvenile fiction | African Americans -- Juvenile fiction | Bronx (New York, N.Y.) -- Juvenile fictionSummary: Fifteen-year-old Tyrell, who is living in a Bronx homeless shelter with his spaced-out mother and his younger brother, tries to avoid temptation so he does not end up in jail like his father.
List(s) this item appears in: Young Adult: Black & African American Authors Awards: Click to open in new window
    Average rating: 0.0 (0 votes)
Item type Home library Collection Shelving location Call number Status Date due Barcode
Books Books Altadena Main Library
Young Adult Collection Young Adult New Book Shelf In Processing
Books Books Altadena Main Library
Young Adult Collection Young Adult Fiction YA FIC BOO Long Overdue (Lost) 39270003519075

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

An astonishing new voice in teen literature, writing what is sure to be one of the most talked-about debuts of the year. <br> <br> Tyrell is a young African-American teen who can't get a break. He's living (for now) with his spaced-out mother and little brother in a homeless shelter. His father's in jail. His girlfriend supports him, but he doesn't feel good enough for her -- and seems to be always on the verge of doing the wrong thing around her. There's another girl at the homeless shelter who is also after him, although the desires there are complicated. Tyrell feels he needs to score some money to make things better. Will he end up following in his father's footsteps?

$8.99 (replacement) 5-2012 (db)

Reprint. Originally published: 2006.

Fifteen-year-old Tyrell, who is living in a Bronx homeless shelter with his spaced-out mother and his younger brother, tries to avoid temptation so he does not end up in jail like his father.

Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning UG 4.4 12.

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Library Journal Review

Coe Booth tells the story of a 15-year-old boy who can't catch a break. Living in a shelter in the South Bronx, Tyrell relies on his girlfriend's financial support while he tries to get his family out of their slump. He doesn't want to resort to a life of crime, but everything in his world is leading him in that direction. Tyrell's gritty tale is made all the more vivid by Booth's realistic language and riveting storytelling style. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Horn Book Review

(High School) Fifteen-year-old Tyrell has a lot on his plate in this kitchen-sink drama of African-American life in the hardscrabble Bronx: his father is in jail; he, his little brother Troy, and their feckless mother are parked in a sordid motel for the homeless in Hunts Point; and bad-girl Jasmine is tempting him away from good-girl Novisha (""She don't even let me put my hand in her panties or nothing. But she do like blowing me""). It all might be a bit much for one novel, Booth's first, but the author so convincingly grounds her story in Tyrell's tough-talking but vulnerable voice that we are won over to his side. Despite the grim setting evoked by the sensory prose, this isn't a story of street violence and drugs; rather, it concerns the more intimate deprivations (and moments of connection, like Tyrell's play in the snow with little Troy) of living poor. What plot there is comes from Tyrell's effort to put together an underground dance party to raise much-needed cash, and while this is successful in some small measure, the real happy ending comes when Tyrell gets to move back into the projects, ""where I belong,"" a conclusion readers should greet with both relief and unease. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

Novelist Select