This Way Home

Author(s): Wes Moore, Shawn Goodman
Genre: Ya Fiction
Original Publish Date: Nov 10, 2015
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.47 hours)
Product Number: Z100090871
Released: Nov 10, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781101917367
Narrator/s: J.D. Jackson
Publisher: Listening Library
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"Brimming with hard realities about the choices we make, the friendships we keep, and the unlikely allies we find along the way, this affecting novel helps to fill the gaping hole left by Walter Dean Myers's passing." -Booklist "A taut, haunting tragedy." -Kirkus Reviews One young man searches for a place to call home in this gut-wrenching, honest novel from New York Times bestselling author Wes Moore and cowriter Shawn Goodman. Elijah Thomas knows one thing better than anyone around him: basketball. But when a sinister street gang, Blood Street Nation, wants him and his team members to wear the Nation's colors in the next big tournament, Elijah's love of the game is soon thrown into jeopardy. The boys gather their courage and take a stand against the gang, but at a terrible cost. Now Elijah must struggle to balance hope and fear, revenge and forgiveness, to save his neighborhood. For help, he turns to the most unlikely of friends: Banks, a gruff ex-military man, and his beautiful and ambitious daughter. Together, the three work on a plan to destroy Blood Street and rebuild the community they all call home. This Way Home is a story about reclamation. It's about taking a stand for what matters most, and the discovery that, in the end, hope, love, and courage are our most powerful weapons.

All formats/editions

Author(s): Wes Moore, Shawn Goodman
Genre: Ya Fiction
Product Number EB00596226
Released: Nov 10, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Delacorte Press
ISBN: #9780375986710

Professional reviews

"JD Jackson takes listeners straight onto the streets of Baltimore, where 17-year-old Elijah and his two best friends are prepping for an adult basketball tournament that will have a fatal impact, especially after they capture the attention of the Blood Nation gang. The gang wants the boys to flaunt their colors in glitzy uniforms. Elijah refuses. Jackson's narration stays very even, with no drama even during intense sports and gang conflicts. But his characterizations of the young men, their adversaries, their worried and grief-stricken mothers, and, especially, a gruff ex-military mentor named Banks are terrific. He gives the story depth and keeps moving to a pat conclusion that clashes a bit with the gritty realism of the rest of the story. D.P.D. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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