In this funny and inspiring hip-hop-flava’d sequel to The Hoopster, Theresa Anderson takes on one of the baddest monsters of high school — the SAT. Hip-hop High School (Hoopster) by Alan Lawrence Sitomer – book cover, description, publication history. Find great deals for Hip-Hop High School by Alan Lawrence Sitomer (, Hardcover). Shop with confidence on eBay!.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Theresa Anderson is yip kind of smart: But with the example of her super-achieving older brother towering above her, Theresa hasn’t even been trying. How can a girl compete against the family aln, especially w Theresa Anderson is every kind of smart: How can a sitome compete against the family favorite, especially when he’s a certified local hero?
With her parents and her teachers always on her case, and her best friend pregnant and dropped out of school, Theresa turns to hip-hop for comfort.
Her favorite singers seem to understand her when no one else does. Everything changes when a new man comes into Theresa’s life: Devon, whose tough-guy reputation conceals a blazing ambition for academic success.
Devon helps Theresa face up to her own talent and ambition, and together they set off on a three-year quest to beat the SAT and get into top colleges. But then Devon gets shot in a street fight, leaving Theresa with two piles of unfinished college applications-her own and Dev’s-and time running out. Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Hip-Hop High Schoolplease sign up. Lists with This Book.
Feb 06, Kristy Cabrera rated it really liked it. I ordered this book for my 7th grade students; I wanted to include it in the SSR cart based on a few reviews I had seen. A few months ago, one of my students told me that “it was good” and I didn’t push her to go into depth on that stirring review. It seemed unnecessary and exaggerated, but it grew more fitting as the story played out and as the main character, Teresa Anderson I ordered this book for my 7th grade students; I wanted to include it in the SSR cart based on a few reviews I had seen.
It seemed unnecessary and exaggerated, but it grew more fitting as the story played out and as the main character, Teresa Anderson affectionately known as T. By the end of the book I was crying when she finally overcomes all of the obstacles she has faced: As a former high school teacher, I really appreciated reading a story that treated the reality of going to an urban school with honesty and respect.
The story is believable and at the same time inspiring. If you’re looking for something to recommend to a reluctant younger reader, or if you’re just into young-adult lit anyway, this would be a great pick. Mar 22, Josh Newhouse rated it it was ok. I want to love these books I have no doubt that students will enjoy parts of this book, but other parts feel preachy and like the author is talking directly to the reader Plus there are things that just don’t make sense.
Characters change motivations and personalities to fit the story not with any sense of developmen I want to love these books Characters change motivations and personalities to fit the story not with any sense of development My favorite character may be Sonia who disappears halfway through the book into her own book I also think the dialogue sometimes reads true and other times reads like a teacher trying to make it read true All that being said, if the content was toned down I would put the books into my middle school collection in a heartbeat In a sidenote, I was intrigued enough by the description of the Autobiography of Malcolm X to go check it out and its on my list now Apr 18, Ms.
Schneeman rated it really liked it. Really glad I finally read it and definitely teared up at the moment with Mr Wardin at the end I was slightly irritated with two things, however: Alan Sitomer must have it out for the Irish May 05, Autumn Jeanine rated it it was amazing. But before she got invited to USC,her bestfriend Cee-Saw got pregnant by a football player name Rickee and kept the baby few months later.
Devon and Thresa were study buddies to get a good score on their SAT. Devon got shot later trying to take another SAT test.
Thresa help him filled out his college application and filled her’s out too “Hip-Hop High School” is about hip girl name Thresa Anderson who is a honor student and trying to get in USC University South California the college of her dreams. Thresa help him filled out his college application and filled her’s out too.
I would rate this book a five because it talks about hhop a person is lawrenve in high school trying to get into a good college. Dec 12, Maria Rivera rated it it was amazing. Because she is crazy about getting a high score in the SAT. Dec 20, Anthony added it. Cee sam bobbed her head up and downwatching all the folks fill the room. Some good stuff gonna be happening this year.
His life is weirdits like speaking two languages. In the head i talk a normal kind of englishbut when i chat with my friends or any of my peers i rap to them in jip kind of ghetto slag. Sep 17, Kelly Rodriguez rated it it was amazing. I hihg enjoyed this book because I was able to visualize it. I can see it become a movie, because I really liked the story.
It was a nice reminder about how it doesn’t matter where you grew up, where you come from, or what obstacles get in your way, anyone can do what they want, if they’re truly hungry for it.
Sep 23, Patricia rated it it was amazing. Staring Theresaher familyand her best friend Cee saw, boy Devon. They are so important because a lot of things rely on them.
And lawrrnce just happens when it happens.
And your about to see the roller coaster ride they go through. Like when Theresa arrive at school for the first day she arrived at school and it was trees and wind just blowing around. And also the people who shot Devon in the neck and put him in the hospital for a while.
And a last sad one is when schokl people shot Theresa sister in the back and she died. And her brother wants revenge. The crazy conflict is when Devon was riding his bike and some boys shot him in his neck. When Theresa found out it was like she was dieing but slowly is was like pieces of her was just falling as she goes. And Theresa did everything in her power to help Devon and his mother with things.
And with Devon Theresa wrote every collage that she knew he wanted to apply to. And shelet them know what was going on. Well their are many settings in this book. Like in the beginning of the book the setting is in school or in front of the school in the morning. And as the story goes by the setting gets more interesting. It goes from class to class and than home. When Theresa gets inside of her house she goes into the living room.
And from the living to her room. And as the story goes on Theresa and Cee Saw ends up in a party. And the setting where things go down is outside. Like any where outside. Things was going from the morning to the evening to the night. Allan it was going faster and faster laweence before. So the plot in the beginning of the story was when Theresa and Cee Saw lied and went to some party were people was drinking and stuff.
And than she lost Cee Saw and than found her again. Than later the cops came and everybody had to wait for there parents to pick them up.
And Cee saw threw up in the back of the car. And towards the middle of the story things got even more interesting to were Devon had got shot in the neck. And Theresa spent a lot of time on it. Oawrence his mother was broken hearted. So she just did everything in her power to help his mother survive and help him go to collage.
Hip-hop High School (Hoopster) by Alan Lawrence Sitomer
And towards the end things were even more stressful. Theresa left off to collage and her little sister was into other things unlike Theresa. And her little brother was protective and was worried about revenge.