Friday, June 06, 2008


Like many "young adult" novels, Bang! strains credulity at times. But the kids in my classes loved it, many even reading ahead in excitement. When the killings and violence stopped there was enough poop humor and other disgusting middle-school stuff to keep them reading.

Good for teaching youth about the consequences of actions, and there's plenty of room to question and discuss what it means to be a man or a father or a mother.

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