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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (775 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Walter Dean Myers Narrator: J. D. Jackson Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Award and a two-time Newbery Honor recipient, Walter Dean Myers has been called one of the most important writers of children's books of our age (Kirkus Reviews).

Lockdown is the powerful tale of 14-year-old Reese Anderson, who has spent 22 months in a tiny cell at a progress center. Living in fear and isolation, Reese begins looking within himself to find a way out of the prison system.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by J | 2/8/2014

    " Reese Anderson is a young black man from Harlem spending time in juvenile detention for a non-violent crime, but his sense of morality keeps getting him into trouble. He's one who has a chance to get out of jail, but he can't be a silent spectator to the abuse of a small, weak inmate, so every time he comes to the rescue he digs himself a deeper hole. His only relief is a work release program at a nursing home, where he helps care for an elderly patient who has seen some tough times himself. Can Reese learn to control his temper while keeping his humanity? And what kind of future awaits him back on the streets anyway? Myers is the voice of impoverished black youth, and seems to know their despair from the inside-out. The language is really difficult for those not familiar with street slang, though, making it a difficult choice for boys who are reluctant readers. Coupled with the fact that there's not much action and a fair amount of introspection will make it hard for its intended audience, troubled young men, to keep turning the pages. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kricket | 2/4/2014

    " reece is in a juvenile detention facility for breaking into a doctor's office to steal prescription pads. now he is faced with decisions he didn't expect- how to behave so that he might get the chance to get out early, and what exactly he's going to do when he gets home again. this was a short book, easy to read. i enjoyed it but i am not the ideal audience, and found it a little bit cheesy at times. i would recommend it to reluctant readers and (obviously) incarcerated teens or those with friends in jail, or even teens in more urban communities than where i work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by mstan | 2/3/2014

    " I quite enjoyed this short one about an African American teenager who has been locked up in a juvenile correction facility and risks ruining his own chance to turn over a new leaf. His odd friendship with a victim of bullying (in prison) - an Indian boy named Toon - and the tension between him and an old Dutchman in the home for senior citizens (where he won a chance to work at) are my favourite parts. The tone is hard and authentic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Edward Sullivan | 1/28/2014

    " For some reason, this one has been sitting on my shelf for months. I thought I better read it when saw it received an NBA nomination and glad I did. This novel is Walter at his very best! "

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