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The Resource Bloodline, by Joe Jiménez

Bloodline, by Joe Jiménez

Label
Bloodline
Title
Bloodline
Statement of responsibility
by Joe Jiménez
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In his junior year, seventeen-year-old Abraham learns how to drive a stick shift. He falls in love for the first time. And he has been in three fights and suspended twice, all before Thanksgiving. His grandmother and her girlfriend, the ones who have raised him, fear for his life and the hard future that awaits him. “He needs a father,” his grandmother says. “He needs a man. I can't do this, Becky. We can't. Not on our own.” Soon, his Uncle Claudio-the son with a fat police file who has hurt his mother so many times-is back in the house. Determined to make a man of his nephew, he takes the boy to the gym and shows him how to use free weights and become bigger and stronger. Meanwhile, Abraham's feelings for his friend Ophelia grow, and she tries to understand why he fights. “This will end badly,” she warns. “Nothing good can come from this.” At school, Abraham learns about genetics, and he wonders if people are born bad. Is it in their DNA? Was he born to punch and kick and scream and fight and destroy things because of the genes in his body? Is that what happened to his father? All he knows is that his father is dead and his mother is gone. In Joe Jiménez's striking debut novel for teens, a young man struggles with his family's refusal to talk about the violence that has plagued it and what it means to become a man. Does a boy need a father to become a good man?
Summary
Seventeen-year-old Abraham is in love, but his girlfriend and the grandmother who raised him are worried about his fighting, and things only get worse when his uncle introduces him to boxing
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10516708
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
950
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PZ7.1.J53
LC item number
Blo 2016
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
950
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 10
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Bloodline, by Joe Jiménez
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20646568
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
131 pages
Isbn
9781558858282
Lccn
2015050270
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Bloodline, by Joe Jiménez
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20646568
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
131 pages
Isbn
9781558858282
Lccn
2015050270
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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