Thursday, 6 August 2009

The Battle of Jericho by Sharon M. Draper

Title: The Battle of Jericho
Author: Sharon M. Draper
Summary: When an elite club, The Warriors of Distinction, invites Jericho and his cousin Josh to pledge, the teens look forward to wearing the black silk jacket, going to great parties, and receiving the admiring glances of the other students at their Ohio high school. Even the girl Jericho has a crush on begins to show an interest in him. The initiation process begins rather tamely with the new pledges helping with the Christmas toy drive, but as it progresses, Jericho becomes increasingly uncomfortable with what they are asked to do and the way they treat Dana, the first-ever female pledge. Adopting the group's "All of us or none of us" creed, the 15 inductees decide to continue. In an intense climax, pledging goes tragically wrong and the repercussions are felt throughout the community.

I loved this book, and not just because Sharon Draper was the author. Her books just inspire her readers and take them on journeys that they've never been on before.

Jericho and the others are just normal high school teenagers. They want to be a part of something bigger and better. They certainly have more guts than anyone I know. It would take alot of will power for me not to march out of the group that first night of pledging.

They are fully dedicated to becoming a Warrior of Distinction, and they won't stop until the become one. They don't care what they have to go through. I mean, it will all be worth it in the end, right?

Maybe. But then again maybe not.

I love this book a lot, but I dunno how to put what I thought about it in words. It's just that epicly awesome.

You'll enjoy it if you read it. I'm not kidding. :)

Later xx

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