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Line are clearly marked at South Bay High School. It's mixed territory for the Crips and the Bloods, which means the drama never stops. Julia DiVino wants none of it.

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No colors, no C-Walks -- it's not just her thing. But when Eric Valiente jumps into her life, everything changes. And then they're crossed. Julia and Eric are poignant, authentic characters in a continuously looping, real-life tragedy. Although their stories offer hope, their friends are not so lucky.

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Snitch presents an important object lesson for today's teens. No doubt her experience teaching in Brooklyn contributes to her crafting a realistic story and in capturing Julia's inner struggles beautifully. Slang, street talk, and contemporary hip-hop references flow naturally out of the characters' mouths, giving their voices-and the novel-an authentic tone. The book is easy to read, full of atmosphere and action, with a swift plot and a ferocity that will draw in reluctant readers.

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Just my luck, Hallett was on duty today. She was the strictest of the deans. He was nodding his head to his music.

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