McDonald, Janet. Brother hood.

Author:Rohrlick, Paula
Position:Brief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review

McDONALD, Janet. Brother hood. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 176p. c2004. 0-374-30995-7. $16.00. S

Nate lives in two very different worlds--he comes from Harlem but attends a prep school in upstate New York. At home, his older brother Eli is dealing drugs and making moves on Nate's girlfriend Shantay, while his old friend Hustle, who boosts and resells clothes, tries to involve Nate in his illegal schemes. At school, Nate is befriended by Spencer, a rich white boy, and starts a relationship with Willa, a beautiful African American girl from a wealthy suburban background. Lacrosse action enlivens the narrative as Nate tries to figure out where he belongs and what his future holds.

McDonald, author of Chill Wind, Spellbound, and Twists...

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