Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Lure by Lynne Ewing

Fierce and independent Blaise finds herself feeling torn.  Pulled between conflicting loyalties, her painful past and her dreams for the future; self-preservation and sacrifice,  Blaise has a lot to negotiate.  Growing up in a dangerous neighborhood ruled by Trek, the leader of Core 9, Blaise and her friends see a world of limited options and tragically short futures.  Surrounded by violence, they make decisions for today, not tomorrow.  With every day a struggle to survive, can they find a way to reclaim control over their lives?

The Lure offers a lot of action for readers looking for scenes of gritty street life.  Teachers and counselors may want to know that the book discusses sexual exploitation and includes gun and knife fights. --Regan Schwartz

Ewing, Lynne.  The Lure.  New York: Balzer + Bray, 2014. Print.

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