The Battle of Jericho - Sharon M. Draper

The Battle of Jericho

By Sharon M. Draper

  • Release Date - Published: 2011-04-05
  • Book Genre: Coming of Age
  • Author: Sharon M. Draper
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 80 Ratings)

The Battle of Jericho Sharon M. Draper read online review & book description:

Sixteen-year-old Jericho is awaiting initiation to the Warriors of Distinction, the oldest and most exclusive club in school—but how high a price will he have to pay to belong? Find out in this first novel in Sharon M. Draper’s Jericho Trilogy.

When Jericho is invited to pledge for the Warriors of Distinction, he thinks his life can’t get any better. As the most exclusive club in school, the Warriors give the best parties, go out with the hottest girls, and great grades are a given. When Arielle, one of the finest girls in his class, starts coming on to him once the pledge announcements are made, Jericho is determined to do anything to become a member…

But as the initiation week becomes progressively harrowing, Jericho is forced to make choices he’s not entirely comfortable with. And one member seems to have it in for the sole female pledge in the group…a pledge who will stop at nothing to show she can handle the pressure. But when is she being pushed too far, and when should Jericho and his friends step in and risk losing their places in the pledging process? As Jericho becomes increasingly uneasy, his cousin Joshua breezes through the initiation, never thinking of the consequences, even when the fine line between fun and games, and life and death is crossed.

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  • The Battle of Jericho

    By Samantha Akande
    I thank it's an outstanding book for teens of all ages. I read it when I was in 7th grade an now I'm a freshman, but I have to say it improves your reading an comprehension skill a lot.
  • Amazing Book!!

    By 🙊🙎
    Had to read for summer reading project and I thought it would be horrible at first. I started reading it last night and didn't want to put it down, I finished it a few minutes ago. It's truly an amazing book. It has a very very sad ending that almost had me crying over his death, but I would definitely recommend this book to anyone, it really is a great book!
  • Best book I have ever read

    By Sullyyllus
    I cried so hard at the end, and I don't cry that much. It was so sad I didn't no what to do. It is literally the best book I have ever had and read. Oh and for some people who are wondering this book is ten AR points.
  • Amazing

    By Cinnamon1130
    This book is probably one of my favorites. I couldn't put it down. The ending was really sad though, but I would recommend it to anyone.
  • The Battle of Jericho

    By Wudan English Teacher
    I read this novel in an alternative school setting with students ranging from grade 6 to 12 over the course of two weeks. The students, who are very bright and not easily satisfied, were very much enthralled by the story and characters, which revolve around the concept of being hazed in order to gain acceptance into an elite group or organization. As an English teacher, I found the plot slow at times. I also felt Ms. Draper overused the use of adjectives (especially those ending with -ly) in conveying imagery and character development. Both male and female students had characters with whom they could relate and/or mentally joust. I'm pleased the sequel focuses on one of the female characters from this work. Ultimately, anything that captivates MY students is a big winner with me.
  • Greatly sad

    By Steph2015
    Incredible book but such a sad ending I would have preferred for Josh to end up in a wheel chair :/

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