The Quality of Mercy (Urban Underground #7)
Themes: Hi-Lo, High school, neighborhoods, family, loyalty, friendship, urban teen fiction, unrequited love, vandalism, faith, new kid in school, second chances. Written for young adults, the Urban Underground series confronts issues that are of great importance to teens, such as friendship, loyalty, drugs, gangs, abuse, urban blight, bullies, and self-esteem to name a few. More than entertainment, these books can be a powerful learning and coping tool when a struggling reader connects with credible characters and a compelling storyline. The highly readable style and mature topics will appeal to young adult readers of both sexes and encourage them to finish each novel. Harriet Tubman HS Series-- At first the vandalism seems petty; a trash can fire, an attempted break-in. But that quickly escalates. Who is targeting Mr. Buckingham, a particularly tough and aloof science teacher? Oliver insists that Alonee take a leap of faith and trust his instincts. She isn't so sure.