Search for Safety

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Scholastic, Incorporated, Jun 1, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 128 pages
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Bluford High: It's not just school--it's real life.

There's no escape for Ben McKee. For weeks, he's covered the bruises on his body. He's even lied to his teachers and new friends at Bluford High. But the trouble in Ben's house isn't going away. And if he doesn't act soon, it could swallow him and his mother forever.

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Review: Search for Safety (Bluford High #13)

User Review  - Carlos - Goodreads

The book Search for Safety by John Langan is about a boy that has moved and is being troubled. Ben is being bullied in school and out. By this I mean he is the new kid that people like to pick on and ... Read full review

Review: Search for Safety (Bluford High #13)

User Review  - Brianni Albert - Goodreads

This book is about a young boy who moved to California to start a new life in his new high school When he moves, he also moves with his mother and step dad. His step dad is a alcoholic and is barely ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

John Langan has taught reading and writing at Atlantic Cape Community College near Atlantic City, New Jersey, for more than twenty-five years. The author of a popular series of college textbooks on both writing and reading, John enjoys the challenge of developing materials that teach skills in an especially clear and lively way. Before teaching, he earned advanced degrees in writing at Rutgers University and in reading at Rowan University. He also spent a year writing fiction that, he says, is now at the back of a drawer waiting to be discovered and acclaimed posthumously. While in school, he supported himself by working as a truck driver, a machinist, a battery assembler, a hospital attendant, and an apple packer. John now lives with his wife, Judith Nadell, near Philadelphia. In addition to his wife and Philly sports teams, his passions include reading and turning on nonreaders to the pleasure and power of books. Through Townsend Press, his educational publishing company, he has developed the nonprofit Townsend Library, a collection of more than a hundred new and classic stories.