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HOLD ME DOWN by Calvin Slater
“In the much-anticipated Coleman High trilogy second, Slater gives us a closer look into the life of the brilliant by misguided Xavier Hunter, who’s suffering from the repercussions of his actions. Hold Me Down is an action-packed exciting read.” – RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars images
Mercedes Fernandez, Associate Editor
Kensington Books, 119 W. 40th Street New York, NY 10018 www.Kensingtonbooks.com
ISBN-13: 9781617731327 Lovers & HatersCalvin Slater Paperback $8.87 NOOK Book $2.99
Hold Me Down
2/24/14 Release Date
$9.95 eBook. ISBN 9781617731358
pap. $9.95; ebk. ISBN 9781617731358. The latest installment from Slater (Lovers & Haters) portraying day-to-day life in Detroit’s Coleman High School has a definite feel of urban fiction but with the profanity and hard-core sex removed. Xavier Hunter’s junior year isn’t going well. He’s held down at home by his fanatically religious father who burns Xavier’s designer-label clothes as messages from Satan. In school he’s ostracized as a snitch from last year’s ratting out of the Second Street Gang. On top of this drama, Xavier has women problems. Pregnant Brenda outs him as her baby daddy and squeeze Samantha dumps Xavier to hook up with an upcoming major league baseball star. Heather, who’s dangerously bipolar, vows her love for Xavier. Things get ultraserious when a fellow student is gunned down. The school’s security cop sums it up: “People are starting to have a nasty habit of coming up hurt or dead around you. …there is heart to this tale and at-risk readers, especially incarcerated teens, will love Xavier’s multiple dilemmas.
Written by – Library Journal
Publication date: 8/26/2014
Series: Coleman High Series
Sales rank: 662,961
Age range: 18 years
Lexile: 850L (what’s this?)
Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)
Love can lead you astray!
All Xavier Hunter wants is to stay out of trouble, keep his grades high enough for a college scholarship–and get out of the ‘hood for good. But when he spots hot new girl Samantha Fox, he’ll do anything for her–even try to live on both sides of the fence. To prove he’s everything she could want, he’s convinced he’ll have to up his game–and score way, way out of his league.
Samantha is used to guys thinking they can roll right up on her. But she can tell Xavier is about a lot more than just racking up mad paper. What she’s starting to feel for him is getting all too real. And every move they make is bringing them–and bad news–dangerously close.
- File Size: 1020 KB
- Print Length: 305 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1617731323
- Publisher: Kensington (August 26, 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00IUPCKY6
- Lending: Enabled