Durango Street by Frank BonhamDurango Street by Frank Bonham

Durango Street

byFrank Bonham

Mass Market Paperback | January 1, 1999

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When Rufus Henry gets out of work camp for Grand Theft Auto, he has only one place to go? back to Durango Street. Almost right away, he gets on the wrong side of the Gassers, has to join the rival Moors? and starts running for his life. Years ahead of its time, Durango Street, like The Outsiders, shows that gang violence is, sadly, nothing new? and nothing glamorous."A starkly realistic, convincing, well-written teen novel." ? School Library Journal
The late Frank Bonham wrote a number of highly acclaimed, hard-hitting YA novels in the early 1960s.
Title:Durango StreetFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.2 × 4.4 × 0.5 inPublished:January 1, 1999Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141303093

ISBN - 13:9780141303093

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Coming of age type tale for kids who grew up hard Read this at about 14 from a school library. I really enjoyed it at that time. I encouraged and assisted my high school sweet heart to read this book page by page, as he a 16 yo had never read a chapter book before. I will therefore always remember this book. I will have my own children read this book when they are around the same age.
Date published: 2017-12-28

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It doesn’t matter whether Rufus Henry wants to turn his life around, when he gets out of work camp after having stolen a car, he can only return to his old life. It’s not long before he’s on the bad side of one gang and can only protect himself by joining another. Durango Street brings into focus a world that’s impossible to escape and sadly still exists 30 years after Frank Bonham wrote about it.