We Beat the Street: How a Teenage Pact Lead to Success
By Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, Rameck Hunt, and Sharon Draper
Published by Penguin Group Incorporated, 2006
208 pages (paperback)
Growing up on the rough streets of Newark, New Jersey, Rameck, George,and Sampson could easily have followed their childhood friends into drug dealing, gangs, and prison. But when a presentation at their school made the three boys aware of the opportunities available to them in the medical and dental professions, they made a pact among themselves that they would become doctors. It took a lot of determination—and a lot of support from one another—but despite all the hardships along the way, the three succeeded. Retold with the help of an award-winning author, this younger adaptation of the adult hit novel The Pact is a hard-hitting, powerful, and inspirational book that will speak to young readers everywhere.
I would recommend this book because it is fun to read during school and in class! What was good about the book was they grew up together during their hard early life. The book could be improved because they brought up drugs too much in the book.
---Reviewed by Rodrigo
[I would recommend this book to a middle schooler] because it teaches you right from wrong. It taught you important things. [It could have been better if it had told] us more about the end.
---Reviewed by Kaylee
Yes, I would [recommend this book to a middle schooler] because it could persuade them to be a medical doctor or dentist. [I liked] them being who they are and them graduating from medical school.
There is nothing [I don’t like] really. Just more pictures of them in the book.
---Reviewed by Vanessa