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  Bluford #13: Search for Safety by John Langan

Review by: Jolessa W.
New York, Grade 9

My favorite book by John Langan is Search for Safety, one of his books from The Bluford High series. John Langan lives near Philadelphia with his wife. Langan has written many college textbooks on reading and writing that aim to turn-on non-readers. In Search for Safety, a young boy faces many challenges in life and allows fear to take over his mind.
Search for Safety illustrates how a young boy overcomes his fear of speaking up. Benís mom meets a man named Larry and thought he was the best man in the world. Life changes, however, when Ben, his mom and Larry move into a new house. Whenever Benís mom goes to work, Larry would beat Ben. The young teen gets a job to reduce the beatings, but Larry finds out and tries his best to make Ben lose his job. Does anyone ever learn about his deep secret?

Would I recommend this book to anyone? Yes! The suspense is mind riveting. Once you pick up the book, you wonít put it down. The book is so interesting that I neglected my chores that whole week. I got grounded for reading the book too much Ė but it was worth it.

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