Scorpions- Walter Dean Meyers

I really enjoyed Scorpions.  I think Meyers does a good job of portraying what life can be like for kids living in impoverished neighborhoods.  The reading is pretty easy, and I think that this book can be used successfully in a middle school classroom.  Or even for a class of struggling 9th graders.  It lends itself to discussions about gangs, violence, loyalty, school and more.  I would also recommend it for individual reading.  It may appeal more to males than females due to the male protagonist.


Margaret A. Edwards 1994

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