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Publisher's Summary

Into a memoir that is gripping, funny, heartbreaking, and unforgettable, Walter Dean Myers richly weaves the details of his Harlem childhood in the 1940s and 1950s: a loving home life with his adopted parents, Bible school, street games, and the vitality of his neighborhood. Although Walter spent much of his time either getting into trouble or on the basketball court, secretly he was a voracious reader and an aspiring writer. But as his prospects for a successful future diminished, the values he had been taught at home, in school, and in his community seemed worthless, and he turned to the streets and his books for comfort. Here in his own words is the story of one of the strongest voices in children's and young adult literature today.
©2001 Walter Dean Myers (P)2001 HarperCollins Publishers
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5 out of 5 stars
By Megan on 01-30-12

Tough times

What did you love best about Bad Boy?

The part I loved the most was that Myers never made excuses for the choices that he made. Rather he shares his regrets.

Would you recommend Bad Boy to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes I would recommend the book. It is an autobiography of famed writer who lived through the Civil Rights movement. He shares his struggles, but doesn't make excuses.

What about Joe Morton’s performance did you like?

He had nice phrasing, pace, & expression.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. It was difficult to follow at first.

Any additional comments?

I didn't like the random music that played at random points in the reading. It may have been better if it was played at the end of chapters instead.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 08-22-17

This is nothing like the really book.

This book is not good at all. It is not as good as the real one

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