The Young Landlords

The Young Landlords If you were looking for a real ghetto dump you couldn t beat The Stratford Arms There was Askia Ben Kenobi throwing karate chops upstairs Petey Darden making booze downstairs and Mrs Brown grieving

  • Title: The Young Landlords
  • Author: Walter Dean Myers
  • ISBN: 9780140342444
  • Page: 201
  • Format: Paperback
  • If you were looking for a real ghetto dump, you couldn t beat The Stratford Arms There was Askia Ben Kenobi throwing karate chops upstairs, Petey Darden making booze downstairs, and Mrs Brown grieving for Jack Johnson, who d died for the third time in a month and not a rent payer in the bunch Still, when Paul Williams and the Action Group got the Arms for one dollar, thIf you were looking for a real ghetto dump, you couldn t beat The Stratford Arms There was Askia Ben Kenobi throwing karate chops upstairs, Petey Darden making booze downstairs, and Mrs Brown grieving for Jack Johnson, who d died for the third time in a month and not a rent payer in the bunch Still, when Paul Williams and the Action Group got the Arms for one dollar, they thought they had it made But when their friend Chris was arrested for stealing stereos and Dean s dog started biting fire hydrants and Gloria started kissing, being a landlord turned out to be a lot work than being a kid.

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    1. The Young Landlords is a strange but totally unforgettable story, really well-written, about the goings-on in a rundown apartment building and the people who live there.

    2. I read this book with my tutoring student (welllet's see if she actually finishes it over break). It's a "young adult" book, so I tried to read it with that in mind. The writing style still seemed a little juvenile for the intended age range, but the content was more age appropriate, though very unrealistic. The premise is that a bunch of high schoolers bored on their summer break decide to protest the slumlord of a neglected building on their block and end up accidentally buying the building fr [...]

    3. This book was a very great book! I enjoyed reading it and I guess it was a little funny too. Also it teaches you a great lesson of how one should be a good landlord

    4. This is about teenagers running a dilapidated apartment building in Manhattan. I enjoyed it as a light-hearted, next-gen coming-of-age story. The descriptions of eccentric tenants made me laugh out loud. The characters are 15; I recommend this novel for high-school ages.

    5. Did you ever bite off more than you could chew? If so, you could relate to this book. A group of 14 year-olds2 from Harlem, New York, in the 1980’s called themselves The Action Group. They go around the town trying to fix things, but there was this one building that was the eyesore of the town. They decide to confront the landlord on the building’s quality and the appearance. The landlord told them that if they want to help the building, the main character Paul Williams gives the landlord $ [...]

    6. Literature Requirement: **1980 Coretta Scott King Award Winner (author)**I truly believe that this book captured a lot of important aspects of adolescence, considering that the main characters are all around the age of 15. For starters, the questions that are asked throughout the book can be hilarious, but they also reflect a lack of advanced knowledge and experience. For example, I thought it was pretty funny when one of the characters (I believe it was Dean) tried to speed up the process of ev [...]

    7. This book is about Walter and his friend who tried to make a difference in their area. Walter was always a target in his school, and he always got bullied. Somehow Walter is able to pass through those struggles, and he becomes a landlord with his friends.I would recommend this book for other people to read. It is a really good book, and im sure that everyone would enjoy it as well.If i were to rate this book out of ten, i would give it a ten. It deserves a ten, because it was extremely good!10TH [...]

    8. The Young Landlords is the story of a group of young friends who come into possession of a rundown apartment building. Paul and his friends are idealists, although they have varying degrees of commitment to the causes they take up. The kids want to do the right thing but find that it isn’t always easy to do the right thing or even to determine what the right thing is. Their situation seems implausible but may not be that farfetched. The young people learn and grow up without any overtly didact [...]

    9. A group of kids from Harlem want to feel grown up and ask to take over a building. They feel like they can do it all in life and they start off being successful at running the building in which they live. Soon after they learn that it isn't easy and ask for help. This story is a twist from the other Walter Dean Myer books where the kids struggle to meet their families or are convicted of crimes. The Young Lords is a book that i recommend to anyone who feels they can do it all in life.

    10. It started off kind of weird but then it gets to the point and starts making sence. If you keep reading it goes to all diffrent types of styles like funny weird why did you do that romantic which isnt what i thought it would be but yeah. its a good book but i dont like the way it ends its completly stupid.

    11. I liked this book! I was looking for something light to read and this fit the bill! The book cover has it right it's about the people on a block in NYC. Could teenagers actually own a building and do as well if not better than an adult? Read the book and find out!

    12. a bit dated for the young people of today--was a Coretta Scott King award winner in 1979 but I enjoyed it and think it is a good read for young adults

    13. Nit a ghetto dump of a book, like the book itself says, but only a gang of rebels who try and savor the moments of one of their members "growing up". Good book.

    14. I liked the book. I would rate it a 3 because it was interesting and right when I started reading it I jumped right into to the book.

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