Dope Sick by Walter Dean Myers

Grades 8 and up

Lil J has been shot, so he rushes into an abandoned building as he tries to hide from the police.   While he is inside the building, he meets Kelly, a man who asks Lil J just the right questions, and may have an answer or two.  Together, they talk through what happened, and the events leading up to the situation that Lil J is in.  Lil J has a chance to get honest while he also decides how to get away before the police find him

My Rating:  3.5 Stars

The Get Rich Quick Club by Dan Gutman

Grades 1 through 5

Gina and her friends are determined to have a great summer. They decide to make summer better by finding a quick, easy way to make a million dollars.  They form a club, with 5 members, and start working, scheming and deceiving.

My Rating: 2.5 stars