In Turf War, Kasim and his friends aren’t much of a gang. They’re not like Crips or Bloods, they’re just a bunch of guys who hang together. But that doesn’t help them against the Parkside Prep guys when that gang decides to clean up the Edge.
Reading level: grade 2.5 Lexile 500 HL Interest level: Grades 7-12
“Both Turf War, dealing with gangs and weapons, and Outrage, dealing with punk anger and robbery) are full of male testosterone, fighting and posturing. On the other hand, no one prostitutes themselves, no one steals cars, no one takes or deals drugs and even the swearing is implied.” – from the Resource Links review.
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