September 7, 2011

Review: Gentlemen by Michael Northrop

Micheal, Tommy, Mixer, and Bones aren't just from the wrong side of the tracks--they're from the wrong side of everything. Except for Mr. Haberman, their remedial English teacher, no one at their high school takes them seriously. Haberman calls them "gentlemen," but everyone else ignores them--or, in Bones's case, is dead afraid of them. When one of their close-knit group goes missing, the clues all seem to point in one direction: to Mr. Haberman.

Gritty, fast-paced, and brutally real, this debut takes an unflinching look at what binds friends together--and what can tear them apart.

"This novel is different in that the main characters aren't the typical goody-goody type. They are ""bad boys"" in remedial classes. The suspense is good, and it's a short read...both attractive to teens."

Publisher-Scholastic Press
My Score: 4 Stars
Reviewed by~Susan Combs (Franklin High School)

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