By Paul Langen
Darrell: Used to get picked on by Tyray until he stood up to him and embarrassed him in front of the whole school.
Mr. Mitchell: The teacher at school that tries to help all of the students even if they don't want the help.
Dad and Mom: Dad beats him and mom occasionally always tells his sons that "a real man never shows his sensitive side and never cries." Mom tries to be a good mom always working then comes home and cooks and cleans.
Compelling Plot Teaser
This is showing how Tyray has changed and has finally admitted he needs help because his dad always told him that you can never show sadness or show tears, and you are not a real man if you did show sensitivity. Now Tyray realizes that a real man CAN admit his wrongs and problems.
I liked this book a lot and am a big fan of the Bluford high series. I think they are very interesting stories and are very inspirational to me.