By Walter Dean Myers
You could name me Mouse, 'cause that's my tag I'm into all of it, everything's my bag my ace is Styx, he'll continuously do upload Bev and Sheri, and also you received my crew
...and a staff it really is! For fourteen-year-old Mouse, this summer time is something yet uninteresting. His father, who looked at from the family members 8 years in the past, is now attempting to make a comeback as a dad. Beverly, a brand new lady from California, turns out to love locking lips with the Mouse--but she turns out to love different men, besides. Sheri is attempting to cajole the group to hitch a dance contest. And there's a rumor lot of money--the loot from a '30's financial institution heist, to be exact--is hidden someplace in an deserted Harlem construction, and also you recognize the Mouse is set to get a bit of that action.
"It's summer season in Harlem, and The Mouse (as he calls himself) and his associates glance past dance contests and basketball for diversion.The rumor of a massive funds stash in an deserted development left by means of [a Nineteen Thirties] gangster bargains chances. . . . Tightly built-in subplots increase an already well-crafted novel. Myers deftly paints a humor-laced photograph of Harlem in gleaming prose, with characters that experience common appeal." --BL.
1991 most sensible Books for teens (ALA)
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The sun dipped precariously low in the sky by the time Jenny and I climbed on the bus that would take us back to Twin Willows. We had already called our moms, told them we’d be hanging out at Joe’s for a few hours and we’d be home in time for dinner. As long as there wasn’t too much traffic heading out of Bangor, we would make it. The urban landscape dissolved into suburbs as we sped along. 54 Winter Falls I turned to Jenny. ” “For the millionth time, yes,” Jenny said. “You have the perfect coloring for it.
I’m sorry. ” Lidia turned her attention to the chicken as if the discussion were over. I got to my feet and came to the other side of the island. “Is it the money? Because it’s all paid for by the grant, and Mr. ” Lidia didn’t look up. She sprinkled a pinch of Italian seasoning over each of the breasts. ” “Not ready? What does that mean? I’m sixteen. ” “Cara—” A note of pleading crept into the pet name. “It’s so unfair! ” I shoved the island with my full weight, and it trembled enough to knock over the pepper mill.
The scene at the waterfall last night haunted me—the ashes swirling in the water, the moonlight shifting over the treetops, the panther watching me. I shivered and pushed it out of my mind. I tucked my basket in the crook of my elbow and buried my hands in my pockets. 25 Nicole Maggi My fingers met a lump inside my jeans; it was the amulet I had found. Mr. Salter had stayed late last night, so I hadn’t asked Lidia about it yet, but the light in the kitchen spilled into the dawn-darkened pasture, telling me she was awake now.