Street Love

Street Love A story of star crossed urban love by two time National Book Award finalist Walter Dean Myers Have you ever loved someone from the wrong side of the tracks Damien has everything going for him His fami

  • Title: Street Love
  • Author: Walter Dean Myers
  • ISBN: 9780060280796
  • Page: 456
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A story of star crossed urban love by two time National Book Award finalist Walter Dean Myers Have you ever loved someone from the wrong side of the tracks Damien has everything going for him His family wants him to date Roxanne He falls for Junice, whose life is totally messed up But Junice tells him that he s the one who needs the reality check Sometimes the greateA story of star crossed urban love by two time National Book Award finalist Walter Dean Myers Have you ever loved someone from the wrong side of the tracks Damien has everything going for him His family wants him to date Roxanne He falls for Junice, whose life is totally messed up But Junice tells him that he s the one who needs the reality check Sometimes the greatest obstacle to finding true love is ourselves Harlem meets Shakespeare in this fresh, original free verse novel by Michael L Printz.

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    1. Actual Rating: 3.5*I really liked this one. it is written in verse and is a good retelling of R&J. I really felt for both characters but I wanted a bit more chemistry between them -- or at least interactions -- to really feel the love. Especially since the ending was very forward compared to the brief conversations we saw between them. There were some great parallels between the original and this book but I think I would have liked to spend more time with Damien and Junice to be able to full [...]

    2. "If anyone could look into my head See or feel the dread that has captured Me or see within this sad, unhappy brain They would only turn away Turn away." —Junice, Street Love, P. 15 "On the streets of the city They have taken my Who-I-Am As well as my What-I-Was And now I am desperate for them both Again" —Leslie Ambers, Street Love, P. 25 It's a little bit difficult for me to totally wrap my mind around this unusual book. The verse styling of Walter Dean Myers was different from what I expe [...]

    3. Street Loveis the story of star-crossed lovers Junice and Damien, two African American teens growing up in Harlem. Damien comes from a two-parent household. His family has worked hard to become part of the "Who's Who" list and has a plan for Damien, who is attending Brown University next year. He has a girlfriend, Roxanne, and a best friend, Kevin, who assists him when he gets into confrontations with Sledge and Chico, two rivals from the other side of the street. Junice comes from a very differ [...]

    4. In the beginning of the book it displays the dislike between Sledge and Damien. Damien is someone who came above the street life and works hard in school. He was accepted into Brown University. On the other hand Sledge is caught up in the streets and not living his life towards the right direction. Also we meet Junice Amber and how her life is portrayed in the story. Junice is the daughter of Leslie Amber. Leslie Amber is in Bedford Hills Prison doing a 25 year sentence for drug possession. Juni [...]

    5. The main characters in the novel “Street Love” were two teenagers named Junice and Daimen was a static character because he stayed the same throughout the novel he remained with the same personality and he acted the same towards Junie throughout the book. Daimen was a boy who grew in the streets but did not let the streets stop him from success. Daimen got accepted to brown university and had a good head on his shoulders. Daimen mother had her mind set on one girl she wanted Daimen to dated [...]

    6. Snapshot: OK. So I read Aaron's review first, and now I feel stymied, because as I was reading I thought I should be thinking about how similar or dissimilar to Romeo and Juliet it was, whether the meter and rhyme scheme fit (in the chapters where that's the voice), and what the style was in the other chapters. Since Aaron has done that work for me, I will simply add that there is some rap conversation as well, during the conversations in which the protagonist, Damien, spars with his "street" co [...]

    7. Street Love, by Walter Dean Myers is a novel about young love between two young adults in the streets. The novel itself teaches others to help others notice how love hits people. Love is so strong that it may seem people are loosing their head, which turns into fights and arguments within friends and family. In this novel we read about Damien who meet Junice at school one day. Damien had already had a 'friend' his mom wanted him to be with, but ever since Damien met Junice he noticed that Junice [...]

    8. This novel in verse does it in hip hop rhyme, and pulls it off without seeming hokey or dated. Makes you kind of want to read it aloud to yourself. If you want to look like a geekwad, that is.

    9. Danny Chavarria January 12, 2017Period 5English 9 Street Love Book ReportThis book is basically a book of poems but, the poems are about life on the streets. For example in the first poem it talks about what autumn in Harlem, New York is like. It describes what the writer is looking at and it paints a picture of what it's like in the reader's mind as he or she is reading. In the poem it says “Fume-choked leaves, already yellowed, crack in late September breeze.” As i read that i picture [...]

    10. Street Love is short and emotional and raw. In the afterwards, Myers says that he wrote this story after having interviewed incarcerated teens, and young black teen mothers. He says that the beat of the poems, sometimes in iambic pentameter, and sometimes in a loser measure were patterned after what he heard when he walked the streets of Harlem. Myers is an extremely talented writer - the nuances of Blackness that are present in this story are complicated and I know I don't fully understand them [...]

    11. This was my first experience reading a story in verse that was not from antiquity. Once I got into the rhythm of the poetry, I really enjoyed this story. It was kind of like reading Shakespeare, once you give into it, the words just wash over you. I loved the way each "chapter" was a poem from a different person's perspective and when they all get put together they tell a story. The story was about some people with difficult lives, but being written about in such beautiful words. I was sad when [...]

    12. It was OK. Some parts of the story I did not understand. I understand some parts to it, but did not get the point

    13. This is the second book I've finished for the #12DaysofDiversity retellings readathon. It's a free verse retelling of Romeo & Juliet, featuring Damien and Junice, a pair of black teens in Harlem. Their families don't have a feud, but they come from very different worlds. Damien's parents have pinned all their hopes on him going to college and staying off of the Street, and he's been accepted to Brown. The last thing his mother wants is him sleeping with a random girl and ruining his life (in [...]

    14. Street love tells the story of star-crossed lovers Junice and Damian, two african americans teens growing up in Harlem. Damian comes from a two-parent household. His family has worked hard to make sure Damian attend Browns University next year. Although Damian has a friend that his Mother is trying to force him to date name Roxanne, Damian does not see a future with her. Roxanne and his best friend, Kevin helps assist him when he gets in confrontation with Sledge and Chico, Two rivals from the o [...]

    15. A free verse Romeo/Juliet story of love set in Harlem. The verse rhythm and class divide issues make the classic tale much more updated and relevant. (And luckily the characters don't meet the same end!)

    16. Street LoveBy Walter Dean Myers134 pp. New York, NYAmistad and HarperTempest are imprints of HarperCollins publishers. $15.99ISBN-10: 0-06-028079-4Love is very powerful. It can feel like heaven-or it can destroy you. It can also help you, solve your problems, confuse you or hurt you. In the book Street Love by Walter Dean Myers, Junice is confused about if she should let love take control of her life. She wonders should she love herself and let others love her or she just keep moving forward avo [...]

    17. Have you ever read a verse novel? This week I read my first. It’s called Street Love by Walter Dean Myers. To my surprise and delight, I mostly understood the situations taking place and the emotions being expressed. While I may never become an avid reader of the poetic narrative format, I have gained a better appreciation for it.Street Love is a modern Romeo and Juliet story set in Harlem. It’s about Damien, who is expected to attend college, marry the stable Roxanne, and make something of [...]

    18. Snapshot: Like many 17-year-olds, Damien is eager to leave the dangers of home and conquer the next chapter in his life, armed with a full academic scholarship to Brown University. Junice is also anxious to begin a new life, yet for very different reasons as she struggles to support her younger sister and senile grandmother. Neither character is fully prepared for what happens when their lives collide. Will Junice allow herself to love Damien? Will Damien accept Junice for who she is rather than [...]

    19. Snapshot: Damien and Junice are not supposed to love each other. Though both are from Harlem, they have different family backgrounds. Junice’s mother gets sent to prison for selling drugs and Junice and her sister Melissa are left with their grandmother, Miss Ruby. Ruby has a criminal history, is going senile, and has been deemed unfit to take care of the two girls. When they are faced with the possibility of being split up in the foster care system, Junice decides to take off to Memphis, Tenn [...]

    20. Snapshot: Walter Dean Myers, author of Monster and Slam, adopts the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet, Pyramus and Thisbe, or Forbidden Love at First Sight for a modern, urban audience. Set in Harlem, Street Love tells the story of Damien and Junice and there (while not really forbidden) strongly discouraged love. Theirs is a separation because of class. Hook: What if you met someone that you instantly fell heads over feet in love with? Well what if something that you thought was stupid kept you [...]

    21. Walter Dean Myers has created a captivating tale of new love on the tough streets of New York City. Damien is a smart young man who is going places. He has already been accepted into Brown University and looks toward the future. His parents have sacrificed in order to provide him with a stable, loving, and supportive environment. His mother is diligent when it comes to his life. She doesn't want to him to fall prey to manipulating girls looking for a way out of their meaningless and disappointin [...]

    22. Reviewed by Karin Perry for TeensReadTooWalter Dean Myers has created a captivating tale of new love on the tough streets of New York City. Damien is a smart young man who is going places. He has already been accepted into Brown University and looks toward the future. His parents have sacrificed in order to provide him with a stable, loving, and supportive environment. His mother is diligent when it comes to his life. She doesn't want to him to fall prey to manipulating girls looking for a way o [...]

    23. Street Love by Walter Dean MyersStreet love is a book that is based on Romeo and Juliet. This story is a more modern version, and Junice and Damien are the main characters. Junice and her little sister live with their grandmother who has brain problems while their mother is in jail for possession of drugs. Her life is hard because they barely have money to go around and she’s trying to stay off the streets Damien on the other hand is living a much better life than Junice, being a basketball wh [...]

    24. Snapshot: In this modern hip-hop homage to Romeo and Juliet, Walter Dean Myers tells the story of Junice and Damien, two teenagers finishing up high school in Harlem. He tells a story that is all too common in the inner-city. Damien is on his way to a full scholarship to Brown University. Junice is dealing with the fact that her mom is in prison for selling drugs and she and her sister barely have enough money to survive. In the same community, at the same school, how can these two lives be so d [...]

    25. Snapshot: This is Walter Dean Myers' shot at writing a novel in verse. The "action" takes place between Damien and Junice, two teenagers from different worlds. It's a star-crossed lovers theme, but the poetry is less between them then about them (even though it's written in first-person). I found the poetry hard to get through, although the book is very short. Hook: I couldn't help but compare this book to Locomotion, another book of poetry for young adults by Jacqueline Woodson. However, after [...]

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