“The book is about Tito brother was killed and I thick this book is a grat book ”BrandonWalling wrote this review Saturday, January 5, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book was so good i couldnt put the book down ”Dan Benavides wrote this review Tuesday, October 2, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It is a book about kids walking home and one getting..... which you will need to read to find out. Its a surprising story and how they live in the ghetto. Its a thrilling book you just dont want to put down GREAT BOOK.”Rohail wrote this review Tuesday, May 15, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The book "Drive By" by Lynne Ewing is about a kid named Jimmy that was shot and killed near a library while he was going home from a birthday party he went to with his little sister and his brother Lamar. They were playing around with their little sister and as everything was going well they heard this loud music coming from a car and Lamar saw that there were 4 guys inside and so the car stopped near jimmy and let out shouts killing Jimmy.
One of the major theme for this book is Quest for discovery. ”
“from what i remember about this book. is that a boy was working at some resarant trying to make some money to help out his mom pay for some bills around the house. he had a lil brother and a lil baby sister. he would always joke around and one time he joked around to much with his baby sister when they were on the way home from a party. and it was dark. his young brother went after her when she was scared and ran off. his big bro jimmy stayed a lone and got shot at a drive by. it was over with at that time he was dead when his lil bro ran back twords him to see what happen. from there on the young brother was trying to find out who killed jimmy and why they killed him. he finds out a lot of bad things his bro jimmy did and found who killed jimmy.”Jaime Maciel wrote this review Friday, May 4, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Jimmy always told me there were only two kinds of gangbangers: Those who were dead and those who were going to die. Joining a gang doesn't make sense to Jimmy..." Jimmy is dead now -- gunned down in front of his little sister, Mina, and his brother, Tito. And Tito is left wondering: Was Jimmy in a gang after all? Ice Breaker Joe and Lamar think so. They say Jimmy was skimming their drug money. And if the missing cash isn't returned, Tito may have to pay -- with his life.Some people go to the crossroads, but Tito's crossroads laid themselves down in front of him. His brother Jimmy sprawls on the sidewalk at his feet. Shot in a drive by. Now a gang claims that Jimmy was their Ace Man. They say Tito must take his place and resolve some unfinished business. They give him a gun. "You need protection. It's not safe on the street." What path will be choose at the crossroads? He knows one leads to safety and one to death . . . ”Martin Nunez wrote this review Wednesday, May 2, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“i liked this book ”charlie b wrote this review Friday, February 3, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“this book is very eneresting”jill congrove wrote this review Saturday, January 28, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book called Drive By, by Lynne Ewing is an outstanding book because it tells what happens in gang life. This story takes place in Tito's neighborhood and in his house. The main characters are Tito, his little sister Mina, and his big brother Jimmy. One of the main event was when Jimmy gets shot when all three of them are walking home from the library. Jimmy got shot because he was related to a gang and he kept taking money from the gang to move to a better place. No one knew about Jimmy's plan until Tito read the note he had found.
There are good and bad aspects in this book. The positive thing is that Jimmy cared about his family. He wanted them to live in a better neighborhood and a better life. The negative thing about this book is that the gangsters kept bothering Tito. Mia, and their mom because they thought they had the money.
“"Drive-By", by Lynne Ewings's is a story about gangs, told by Timothy Thomas Cahill, aka Tito a 12-year-old boy. While returning home from a birthday party, Tito and his sister Mina see their older brother Jimmy getting shot by a passing car driven by a group of local Los Angeles gangbangers. After his brother's death, Tito and his family are forced to leave their home when the same gangbangers return to destroy, and tag their house. One of Tito's friends tells Tito he should get them back for his brother's death and gives Tito a gun.
I really liked the book it was mysterious and interesting. The only thing I didn’t like about the book was that it was to short I think it could have been longer. I recommend this book to anyone who likes books about gangs and mysterie.