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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (33 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Walter Dean Myers Narrator: Kevin R. Fre Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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For Zander and his crew, life is a high-stakes game worth playing. In this second book of The Cruisers series, the term gifted and talented takes on a whole new meaning for Zander, Kambui, LaShonda, and Bobbi - a group of misfits who attend Da Vinci Academy, a school in Harlem for only the brightest kids. Their friend Sidney Aronofsky is considered one of the best chess players in the city. When Sidney is arrested for trying to buy drugs, it comes as a shock to those who know him, especially the Cruisers. Sidney loves chess, but the pressure never lets up, and he wants out. The kids' school newspaper, The Cruiser, and Sidney's passion for coded messages may be the only outlets they have for expressing themselves in the face of tough decisions that could change them forever.

With piercing insight, acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers gives middle school boys and girls a book about what really matters - friends who've got your back when it's time to make your move.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Susan | 11/26/2013

    " Zander and his club "The Cruisers" help a friend learn what happens to people who take drugs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sonya Morris | 5/6/2013

    " Walter Dean Myers created a series for middle schoolers about issues that come up in their lives. The Cruisers represent rebels who outcasts with good hearts. This book focuses on pressures the students encounter both in and out of school. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Teresa Bunner | 7/18/2012

    " The second book in this series delivers another powerful punch. These books will certainly challenge middle schoolers' thinking. I hope the kids who read these have someone they can talk to. Powerful subjects addressed without a lot of resolution. But then life is a lot like that, huh? "

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