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“Blood Is Thicker”

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Tavon Wright

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Transcript of “Blood Is Thicker”

“Blood Is Thicker”
By: Paul Langan & D.M. Blackwell

main characters
Hakeem Randall
: A strong young man who does everything he can to help his family through hard times
: A very angry young man who is constantly judged by his father
: Savon’s neighbor’s granddaughter who is about the same age as the two boys
plot & summary
This book takes place mainly in Detroit Michigan. Hakeem was raised in California until Hakeem’s father fell ill, which is when Hakeem moved to Detroit with his Aunt and Uncle. Hakeem was forced to share a room with his cousin Savon. Savon ,Hakeem thought, was involved with illegal activities by the way he snuck around at night. The story line eventually reveals that Savon was partaking in underground rap battles.
turning point & outcome
The turning point was when, Hakeem moved from California to Detroit, leaving friends and school. Also, Hakeem thinking that Savon was some sneaky criminal and not an up and coming rapper.
The outcome was when Hakeem’s dad found out that his illness (cancer) was in remission. Hakeem ended up getting along and becoming friends with his cousin Savon. Anika left Detroit and moved to California
In Conclusion...
This book was well written and I enjoyed reading it. Hakeem is a very brave and strong minded person. I liked the end best when everybody began to get along.
“Blood Is Thicker”
By: Paul Langan & D.M. Blackwell
the message
The message the authors are trying to make the reader see is that family should be our first priority and no matter what happens, never give up, always stay strong.

Langan, Paul, and D. M. Blackwell. Blood Is Thicker. New York: Scholastic, 2007. Print.
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