Homeboyz has 82 ratings and 23 reviews. Fleiry said: Homeboyz by Alan lawrence Sitomer is about a boy named teddy that feels angry about a homeboy killin. When his sister is shot and killed in a gangland drive-by shooting, Teddy plots revenge, and the tension of this gritty and violent story lies in just. Homeboyz (Hoopster) by Alan Lawrence Sitomer – book cover, description, publication history.

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Please review your cart. Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. Through Micah, Teddy is taught how to love someone and see how people change.

I like how all the characters and described and their personality’s. Also this book also proves sterotypes about young African American men true that they are all quick to retaliate.

Books by Alan Lawrence Sitomer. He was really angry about his sisters death and would not stop thinking about it. The main character is a 17 year old boy nicknamed Teddy. One thing I did not enjoy about the book was how soon it had Teddy’s sister get shot and killed in, it did however set the tone for the rest of the book.

This is a big part in the story because as he’s about to be introduced to one of his best friends. This book was probably one of the best books i have read this year.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Victor Guzman rated it it was amazing Oct 29, Hardcoverpages. The setting is in the ghetto, the author makes you feel as though you were really there. I actually felt sad about the death of Teddy’s sister because of the way Sitomer wrote the book. But because i have had a close family member die, from gang relations. Down the road in the book they each understand they need each other but their egos get in the way.

Two things I didn’t enjoy about this book is that I feel it wasn’t long enough, and it didn’t seem to have the best ending to me.


Homeboyz (Hoopster) by Alan Lawrence Sitomer

What other choice is there? Teddy soon finds himself out of prison on house arrest, and in the capable hands of Officer Mariana Diaz, the smart, tough probation officer assigned to oversee his endless hours of community service. Anderson sinks into deep depression while Pops struggles to run both the household and his declining laundry business.

Anderson sink When Teddy Anderson’s little sister Tina is gunned down randomly in a drive-by shooting, the gangstas who rule the streets in the Anderson family’s rapidly deteriorating neighborhood dismiss the incident as just another case of RP, RT-wrong place, wrong time. I overall really enjoyed this book and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone who is interested. I felt like I was there with the family.

In this story that I read, the book really involves a lot of real world problems, and situations that need to change. This book is a pretty fast pace with lots of violence and confusion. He also uses alot of personification and similes to give examples. It took me two days tops to finish from start to end.

It is established early on in the novel, that violence was becomming out of control in the Teddy’s neighborhood. The main character’s stint in prison is definitely aimed at reminding kids that being locked up is no joke yes, as we are told over and over and over, the food sucksand we get to go with him on a psychological journey as he considers his choices and his desire for revenge.


What I loved about this book was the detail that the author gave and how I could see how the character develops. So many people have to deal with a loss of their loved ones due to gang violence. Oct 03, Jeni Enjaian rated it it was ok Shelves: Item s unavailable for purchase. Would you like us to take another look at this review? Teddy’s entire neighbourhood is overrun by gangsters and his sister, Tina Anderson, is killed in a crossfire.

Ellie rated it it was ok Sep 25, Goodreads helps you keep homebboyz of books you want to read.


High School Junior Teddy has a nickname, T-Bear, and he had a younger sister, Tina, who was killed in a random drive-by shooting. Another thing that I love is how I feel connected to the characters in this book. I love how the author explains how he deals with the loss.

The main characterwhich is her older brother seeks for revenge over her death. However, those two things are not what caused me to lower my rating of the book. I would rate this book a solid 8 out of As part of a juvenile rehabilitation, Teddy is assigned to mentor Micah, a 12 year old foster child and a wanna be gang banger. Using his image of being an innocent bystander, he was an extremely successful computer hacker who soon faced one of his biggest fears which would be getting caught by law and that day soon came as his school found out about his hacking mishaps and would be given a social worker.

It wasn’t something I would normally pick up, but I liked it. While I found myself sharing Sitomer’s opinions, I don’t really like when fiction books for young adults come prepackaged with a political message for teenagers to adopt without actually doing any research or thinking themselves.

I found Homeboyz to sometimes stray into preachy territory, even borderline political, when discussing things like corrupt school committees and the juvenile justice system. As part of the innovative rehabilitation program Diaz runs, Teddy is assigned to tutor Micah, a twelve-year-old orphan and would-be gansta. The life lesson this book really portrays the fact that someone, no matter who it is can really impact your life and change it all.

Because of this it may drive off younger readers. It was considered a RP,RT, wrong place, wrong time.