Life has not been kind to Robyn Johnson. About to turn sixteen, Robyn lives in a group home for girls in the city of Nottingham, which is rapidly becoming an urban nightmare. When Robyn is witness to yet another crime, something snaps in her, and she takes matters into her own hands, to out- standing results. The surprising part is, Robyn likes not only the deed but also its profitable outcome. Is that so wrong?
The stakes heighten when Robyn catches wind of a larger plot to destroy the city she loves as her classmate Marcus, an unaware apprentice reporter, tails her as both suitor and newsman. Based on the classic tale Robin Hood, this novel tells the story of Robyn and her band of "Merry Men," a trio of teenage misfits who assist as she robs from the bad and gives to the good in an effort to save the 'hood.
"I thought I didn't like to read, but this book was hard to put down. I couldn't believe how much Robyn's life was like my own."
-Teisha Williams, high school student
"Many of my students read Robyn's 'Hood and loved it - so did I. As both a reader and an educator, I highly recommend it."
-Leslie Lipton, teacher
Originally from Jackson, Mississippi, Tom Nelson is a successful screenwriter with produced credits in series television, movies-of-the-week and feature films. For the last eight years, Tom has also taught high school to at-risk teenagers in Los Angeles, California. He is particularly interested in reluctant readers, those who would rather jump off a bridge than pick up a book. Robyn's 'Hoodis for them.
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