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4.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 5 4.17 (24 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sharon M. Draper Narrator: J. D. Jackson Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2016 ISBN: 9781436188043
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At Douglass High School, the Warriors of Distinction throw the best parties, go out with the hottest girls, and breeze through their classes without even trying. When he's chosen as a pledge, Jericho vows to do whatever it takes to become a full member. But as his initiation becomes more and more harrowing, he faces some uncomfortable choices. Exactly when do the fun and games of initiation cross into the life and death realm of hazing? Award-winning author Sharon M. Draper once again displays her unmatched ability to show the dangers faced by contemporary teens. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 2/20/2014

    " Typical hazing in high school book. Not that award winning in my opinion, though I liked the main character a lot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bea | 2/10/2014

    " This book is an excellent source for urban high school isstues.Two friends, Jericho and Josh are invited to join an elite club at school. The excitement wains though when the initiation games grow increasingly humiliating, forcing Jericho to make painful choices. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 2/8/2014

    " I loved everything in this book, that took me inside the head of students facing demeaning and downright dangerous hazing activities, why they continue on, even when the adults around them sense problems and try to persuade them to tell, even when one of their member is being tortured (literally) by one of the seniors doing the hazing and another has a heart condition that could lead to his death. I really saw from the young persons POV, why Jericho and the others continued on a path that even a few more years of maturity might have changed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jahaira | 2/6/2014

    " Jericho Prescott, a junior at Frederick Douglass High School. He is offered to join the most popular club at the school the Warriors of Distinction.The club it's been around for almost fifty years and is highly respected by the community. The club conducts a toy drive at the holiday season to help need children. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mykenna | 1/27/2014

    " so i have to read this for school and so far its ok "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marsela Barajas | 1/5/2014

    " This book is awsome. It has sadness,excitment,freaky,bravery and fun. This is about a couple of boys who want to enter a really cool club that has been going on scince 50 years ago. So these boys really want to get in so they do but they need to do these weird and hard things. What is intersting is that a girl over 50 years had never enter. So this is very intersting especially the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherline | 12/5/2013

    " this book is soo, good u guys should read it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kameron Jackson | 9/20/2013

    " I think this book was very good. I never knew some teenagers do so much things to be apart of something. This is a book were most teenagers are able to relate to some of the situations they are in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Edgar PEREZ | 9/4/2013

    " NOT TO DO WHAT ANOTHER PEOPLE TELL YOU TO DO. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 9/4/2013

    " Interesting, quick read about group hazing and the tough choices teens make. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristy Diaz | 3/22/2013

    " i absolutely loved the collection of these three books which include this one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holly | 2/28/2013

    " disappointed - boy joins a gang and can't say no to things they do for initiation "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mr. Z | 1/15/2013

    " What's more important to you: being yourself or being a part of a popular or "important" group? This story weighs the risks of acting like someone you're not to make yourself feel important. The Battle of Jericho will have you on the edge of the seat and provide some unexpected twists. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Creativegenius | 11/23/2012

    " this story is the definition of 'one of a kind'. it has a similar topic but it takes it and makes it and gives it a twist that seperates it from everyother story based on school life. it gives detailed info on what happened and where as well as ends it with a twist. its a great book :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bekah | 1/26/2012

    " OMG!!!!!!!! This book is so sad but its different and I love it. But its so sad when the boyfriend dies. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allie Martin | 11/25/2011

    " This really isn't my type of book but it was reasonable. It had some what a good story line and it was okay. I reccommend this book to certain people.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bree Pepiot | 9/15/2011

    " This book was really good, the ending was sad though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Devin | 5/18/2011

    " This is the perfect book to explain to kids and teens why hazing is wrong. If you are being hazed, you might not know that it might end in life or death. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 4/12/2011

    " Great book for all young teens to read. Wonderful message. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 2/11/2011

    " Wish there was a three and a half star button. I liked it, I'll also be reading the next one. However, if you are someone who likes a fast moving action packed plot, this is not the book for you. Also, the aged slang used was also problematic as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie | 2/4/2011

    " this book is full with sorrow,pain and so much drama.these two cousins who want to be worriors will do anything to get in it.if you love drama and books that makes you wanna cyr you have to read it.and it is full of L.O.V.E:) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 1/15/2011

    " Interesting, quick read about group hazing and the tough choices teens make. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Betsy | 1/12/2011

    " i read this book for a summer reading project. while it's a little slow at the beginning, it really picks up into a great book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carly | 1/12/2011

    " Really upbeat and modern dialoge. Deep characters and a great plot. All three books in the series are awesome. "

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About the Author
Author Sharon M. Draper

Sharon M. Draper is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels who has received the Coretta Scott King Award for both Copper Sun and Forged by Fire. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she taught high school English for twenty-five years and was named National Teacher of the Year. 

About the Narrator

J. D. Jackson is a theater professor, aspiring stage director, and award-winning audiobook narrator. He is a classically trained actor, and his television and film credits include roles on House, ER, Law & Order, Hack, Sherrybaby, Diary of a City Priest, and Lucky Number Slevin. The recipient of several audiobook awards for narration and an Odyssey Honor for G. Neri’s Ghetto Cowboy, he was also named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Voices of the Year for 2012 and 2013.