Schooled

Schooled There s no backing down for Lionel Shephard a new freshman at Bluford High With a dream of joining the NBA all he wants to do at school is play basketball But everyone s trying to stop him His fathe

  • Title: Schooled
  • Author: Paul Langan
  • ISBN: 9781591941774
  • Page: 117
  • Format: Paperback
  • There s no backing down for Lionel Shephard, a new freshman at Bluford High With a dream of joining the NBA, all he wants to do at school is play basketball But everyone s trying to stop him His father thinks basketball is a waste of time his teachers don t know he can barely read and threaten to fail him and his dropout friend Jamar wants him to quit school Unsure wThere s no backing down for Lionel Shephard, a new freshman at Bluford High With a dream of joining the NBA, all he wants to do at school is play basketball But everyone s trying to stop him His father thinks basketball is a waste of time his teachers don t know he can barely read and threaten to fail him and his dropout friend Jamar wants him to quit school Unsure where to turn, Lionel must make a choice Will he pursue his dream or get caught in a nightmare

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    About Author

    1. Born in Philadelphia, Paul Langan spent his early childhood in the city before moving with his single mother to southern New Jersey There he attended public school and worked a variety of jobs including salesperson at a shoe store, attendant at a horse ranch, landscaper at a mental hospital, and a night shift stockperson in a warehouse store near Atlantic City Each job, he says today, could be the topic of several juicy novels In 1991, he enrolled at Camden County College and a year later transferred to La Salle University, where he studied creative writing and literature, earning a B.A in English While at La Salle, he lived with international students, traveled to his roommate s home in Kenya, became a prison tutor, and found the courage to write After graduation, he worked for a nonprofit agency in Philadelphia and then joined Townsend Press TP as an Assistant Editor After he contributed to a number of TP textbooks and taught English at a community college, Paul reconnected to his interests in creative writing through the Bluford Series Originally working as an assistant with the Bluford novels, Paul s role steadily grew He now serves as both editor of the series and author or coauthor of several novels, including The Bully, The Gun, and The Fallen His stories reflect his personal experiences, including the difficulties of growing up without a father, being the new kid in school, and dealing with the loss of a loved one In 2001, Paul completed a Master s degree in Education from the University of Pennsylvania In addition to expanding the Bluford Series, he dreams of writing a successful movie script, preferably a supernatural thriller Today Paul lives with his wife and three children near Philadelphia and stubbornly clings to the hope that he will one day see the Philadelphia Eagles win the Super Bowl.

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    1. This book is about a boy named Lionel that goes to Bluford High School His dream is going to the NBA, but his dad thinks its a waste of time, his teachers think he won t make it because he can t read, and his friend Jamar that dropped out of school is telling Lionel to drop out also I think this book is good because it relates to me and I like to play basketball.


    2. The book is named schooled written by Paul Langan Lionel is really good at basketball but he can t keep his grades up He is thinking of dropping out of school The book was kind of bad at the beginning then at the end of the book was really good There is a kid named Lionel he is a freshman at Bluford High His dad is a trucker and his mom is in the army and his also has one little sister Lionel goes to school on Friday and his first class is English with Mrs Henley Lionel is talking in her class a [...]


    3. Schooled is a book about a boy named Lionel Lionel is a freshman at Bluford High School Lionel loves basketball It is the one thing that gets his mind off of school Lionel struggles when it comes to getting good grades, and completing work on time Lionel thinks that playing basketball is going to solve all his problems He believes that he is going to be in the NBA, so he doesn t need to try in school One day while shooting hoops in the gym the basketball coach tells him that he should try out fo [...]


    4. Personal Response I really liked Schooled because of how much I related to it It actually gave me a little motivation to get my grades up so I can play basketball I really liked the way the author wrote the book with so many real world situations I think people should read these books because of how realistic they are I rated this book five out of five stars, because it kept me hooked the whole time I was reading it The major events that happened were very interesting and kept me reading to fin [...]


    5. Schooled is a book about a freshman boy named Lionel He loves to play basketball, his goal in life is to become a professional basketball player He has issues with keeping up on his grades, and handing in his schoolwork in on time His biggest trouble is English class, because he cannot read at the level he should be reading at His English teacher is the only teacher who makes him work hard at trying to pass the class Lionel s dad is a trucker and his mom is in the army so neither of his parents [...]


    6. The book Schooled, by Paul Langan is a good book It s about this boy named Lionel, whose dream is to become a professional basketball player He s really good at basketball but he doesn t focus on school work that much His dad wants him to focus on school work, but it s been hard for him because his mom moved to the army I don t really know if his mom was the only one who could explain the type of stuff he was doing to him or if he just can t focus on school work because he s worried about his mo [...]


    7. Personal ResponseI liked Schooled in multiple ways I like the story line and the way the theme blends with the flow of the story The author knows how to keep the reader reading When I started this book I felt I would not like it because of the beginning, thinking it was a little childish It took me awhile to figure out if I liked the book or not, mostly because of the slow start After about chapter two is where it really picked up and started to make sense PlotSchooled was about a high school st [...]


    8. Schooled, is about a high school boy named Lionel He attends Blueford High School He loves basketball than anything in the world Maybe a little bit too much He thinks he is good enough to play in the NBA Because of that, he does not try hard in school He is barely able to read, and never finishes any of his homework One day after school, Lionel sneaks into the gym to shoot some hoops He gets startled when a man with a clip board walks into the gym and asks him what he is doing That man is the b [...]


    9. I read the book Schooled by Paul Langan This book is about a boy in high school named Lionel Lionel is an amazing athlete and he is very good at basketball His dream and goal in life is to play in the NBA There is a problem that Lionel faces though He has troubles in school and can not seem to keep his grades up His dad is always working and his mom is in the military across seas Lionel struggles with all of this and feels very lost and soon all of the pressure builds up and he can not take it a [...]


    10. Schooled was a really great book to read It kept me sucked into the story line The author did a good job on keeping the details in depth with what was happening I thought the book was overall really good Lionel attends Bluford High School He is not a very good student He has troubles in school such as reading His teacher is always picking him to do little things like reading in front of the class The thing about Lionel is that he is the greatest at basketball But, he can t participate because he [...]


    11. Date October 12,2012Title SchooledAuthor Paul LanganGenre Realistic Fiction In the book Schooled, written by Paul Langan, The main character Lionel is trying to follow his dreams of becoming a basketball player But, with school in his way and the people around him stopping him he really doesn t know how to handle all of it No one is ever there for him when he needs advice, therefore he s been making wrong choices about school His father thinks basketball is a waste of time and wouldn t let him p [...]


    12. I thought Schooled by Paul Langan was an easy, yet good read In this book a high school boy, Lionel, felt as though he was too stupid for school He had troubles reading and writing Lionel felt that he didn t belong in school, but he wanted to succeed He succeeded on the basketball court than anything His dream was to be a professional basketball player One thing was holding him back though, ambition for grades in school Lionel goes to Bluford High School, where he struggles with passing grades [...]


    13. I m going to write a book review on Schooled Lionel is the main character L is a very good basketball player and has great personality I like how he doesn t fight players people when they make fun of him or hit him I don t like how people are trying to get him to drop out of high school and just smoke weed I can relate to Lionel because he keeps going no matter what or what s going on or he will try his best even tho he s playing against guys that are older and bigger than him It was finally try [...]


    14. When you have a dream dont let anyone stand in your way Go out there and persue it because the reason why people are holding you back is something you dont know and might not ever figure ou Life is about choices You can go right or you can go left Its your life to live Your consiquenses to face Do you Dont let nothing stop you You have to live your life not caring because people will try to break you down and if you let them kill your dream your the dumb one with the mistake L had a choice He co [...]


    15. This book is about a boy name Lionel He keeps on failing on school His failing subject is literacy He can t pronounce words correctly and his grammar is bad His reading and writing grades are horrible He is also failing in other subjects He dreamed on being an NBA player He likes to play basketball His dad won t let him play basketball because of his failing grades Lionel is playing to quit school It is easy to be bad and it is hard to be a good person This book make me feel sad because I was in [...]


    16. I read the book Schooled by Pul Langan The mani character in this book and I were kind of the sme in someways, beside the fact that he was kind of dumb, we were the same.Lionel was the main character in the book He often had problems in school and that ran over into the house hold He was a fantastic and smart basketball player, but he had to do in the classroom to He was offered help but didn t take it, and also his so called friend pressure him into coming into his broke down apartment and tell [...]


    17. In general I strongly agree that Paul Langan is an amazing writer e is one of those authors that i will recommend to someone who is looking of an entertaining,trgaic,eye catching book An example of this is for example this book its Schooled and this book sounds and kinda is like The Bully by te same author Paul Langan This book is amazing, I truly love his books I would recommend this to any person in general, because his books are just that fascinating.Its about a boy who wants to get out in sc [...]


    18. I read a book called Schooled by Paul Langan This book is a very interesting story in many different ways In my outlook of this book I believed that it shows life on the edge in a very unique way This book showed me how important education is, and how if you want to get somewhere in life you have to step up and earn it It also showed me the importance of sports, and wanting to do the sport you love so bad that it seems important than education I think that many people will enjoy this book and s [...]


    19. I think the book is a really good book even though it s about basketball and I don t like basketball.The main character, Lionel Shepherd, is a freshman at Blue Ford High School is a very good basketball player Lionel wants to go to the NBA All he wants to do is play basketball, but his father and teachers want him to work on school than basketball His friend want him to drop out of school and come live with him Lionel decides not to drop out of school He decides to finish school He goes to the [...]


    20. The genre on the book is fiction The book is basically about a freshman in high school wants to play for the school and he cant because he is ineligible and so on.The book itself was good, it kept me interested and wanting to read I just didn t like how the book ended but i would still recommend reading it.I recommend this book for people like fictional books, troubled teenagers, and sports If you like this book then i would also recommend reading some of the other books in the bluford series.


    21. Lionel loves basketballand willplay against anyone who challenges him even Steve Morris.Steve Morris is twice his size.He although Morris fouled he wasnt scared Acdemic wise he is doing terrible.Lionel is thinking of what his friend did drop out If he drops out then school wont be a problem Since His parents left him and his sister,why cant he




    22. this book shows you that you can be whoever you want to be also, his father thinks he should be worrying about school instead of basketball


    23. The book I read was called Bluford Series Schooled This book was about this boy named Lionel Lionel was a kid that really didn t care about school He didn t care about school because he was made fun of because he wasn t good at it Lionel also didn t care because his mom was in the army and his dad was always working of was just never home Lionel had a job at the local car wash with his friend Jamar Jamar told him if you don t like school he could stay at his place where there are no rules The on [...]


    24. I had a lot of mixed feelings about this book I empathized with the teachers, I have been there many times It is so hard to help a child who is angry and unwilling Students come to us with so much baggage that we are unaware of Also, the school system today sucks sometimes, as a byproduct of not allowing teachers to fail students, they get passed along until they just can t do the work required and drop out There should be methods to deal with these kids, rather than push a child until he reache [...]


    25. Caysey AnthonyMay 6,2015Block1Bluford HighIn the book bluford high by Paul Langan it kinda gives a message about opportunitys are never given to you only taken and its shows that u have to persevere to get those opportunitys.In the book the main character is Lionel and he is a so called basketball star he has big expectations for himself but he couldn t keep his grades up He had a dropout friend who was also his co worker who tells him to drop out of school that it is a waste of time and Lionel [...]


    26. This was a good book i didnt read it all but what i did read was pretty good to me i recommend this book to basketball players that want to make it out.


    27. In the book Schooled the protagonist is the main character Lionel Who attends Bluford High Schooled His dream was to go to the NBA but his father thought it would be a waste of time and he just wont him to focus on school His classmates and English teacher Mrs Henley thinks the same thing because he can t read The antagonist is his friend Jamar Jamar dropped out of school and he is trying to convince Lionel to be a drop out The main conflict in this story is that Lionel he can t read and really [...]


    28. This book is about a boy name Lionel.He is failing most of all his subjects in high school.His dad won t let him play besketball because of his failing grades.He dreamed of being a NBA star,but he have low self of steem that he thinking about droping out of school.This book made me feel sad because it felt like im was in his shoes,and what else that made me feel even worse of because off all the people that was making fun of him.I would recommend this book to everyone because it will teach them [...]


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