Collins Hill High School Media Center Blog

Bang! by Sharon Flake

Bang is a heartfelt story about a teenage boy being raised in the ghetto. The story starts out by giving a little history on the main character Mann, his family, and best friend Keelee. Two years earlier Mann’s little brother Jason was shot and killed right in front of him on the front porch of his house. Ever since Jason’s death the family has been struggling to stay together. Mann and Keelee are trying to stay alive, seeing as in their neighborhood people get killed every day for no reason. While trying to survive, the two friends who are also excellent artists spend most of their time drawing murals and painting portraits of people like Jason who feel victim to a bullet. Though after the pair dropped out of school, Mann’s father, an ex-sergeant in the army who deeply feared losing another son, decided it was time to turn the two boys into men. While on his quest to save the boys, things began to take a turn for the worst. This lays out the events that plague the boys throughout the story.

~Ebony J, Class of ’11

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May 25, 2010 - Posted by | Book recommendation | , , ,

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