Begging for Change
Begging for Change is the continuing story of Raspberry Hill, a young girl who is still struggling to find her place in the world. Along with trying to find her place in the world, a neighbor attacks her mother and that brings her drug-addicted father back into her life. She also has to deal with the idea that she wants money and security, like her friend Zora has. When Raspberry winds up doing the unthinkable to a friend all in the name of money, she finally realizes that something needs to change in her life. This is a well written story about the trials that urban youth sometimes face.
Reviewed by Rachel K., University City Regional
Reader's comments about this book
I think that this book is the nicest book that I have read. I really liked it.
-LeQuia, Akron, OH
This is one of the best books I've read by Sharon Flake! I think she is the best urban book writer to walk this earth! She once came to my school and gave a number of students(including me) her autograph! I really admire her work!
-Cedric, Baltimore, MD
I read this book at the age of 9 and it was the best book i ever read. I love to read. Now I'm 11 and it is still my favorite.
-Kaela, Detroit, MI
I'm so glad that Sharon came to our school! I was so happy I like reading this book. This book is great for 11 year olds like me! Totally recommended! Read this book it's awsome!
I realy like this book I recomend it for
11 year olds. It is somthing some kids our age go through
I love this book! The story and plot are amazing. Many people can relate to raspberry. I hope everybody gets to read this book someday.
-Felicia, Bronx, NY
I love this book it's the only book that kept me interested. I really don't read a lot, but when I picked this book up I fell in love with it.
I read this book and it's one of the very best books I have ever read. You can also try reading "Money Hungry" which is the prequel to this book.
-Kimberly, Orlando, FL
I absolutely love this book! Itís one of my favorites. I always do a report on this book.
-Jocelyn, Newport News, VA
This book is really great!! It could happen to anybody. The book got better and better as I read each page!!! I as well recommend this book it so good!!!
-Taylor, Charlotte, NC
Yes, I love this book and Money Hungry. I read the both of them and they seem interesting to me. I read them in 7th grade but it is so good I wanted to read it in 8th grade all over again.! I recommend these books to anyone and Sharon G. Flake is a good author. I also read The Skin I'm In.
-Cierra, Chicago, IL
I don't like reading that much but when I heard so many good reviews about this book I started reading it and it got so interesting as I read it ,i couldn't stop reading it . I love the concept of this book and its awesome!!!
-Areeba, Houston, TX
I am in the process of reading this book and so far it is great. I feel sorry for Rasberry and what she is going through.. This book has its good times and its bad times; but most of all it teaches a lesson.
-Brittany, Anderson, SC
This book is one of my favorite books and I highly recommend it to anyone!! :-)
-Caroline, Millis, MA
I read this book when I was 10 years old. It is an amazing, uplifting book. I am now 14 and still pick it out of my bookshelf to read over and over again.
-Kenya, Brooklyn, NY
Overall this book was great! I felt that the characters were described well and the theme really popped out to the reader.
-Sean, New York, NY
I really liked the book. It's sad but at the end it's great.
-Tamra, Carthage, MS
I love this book. It is one of my favorite books.
-Bikorimana Devota, Milwaukee, WI
I love this book. Itís great for 11 years old and my age (13) and above ages. This book is great. I love it, and it really shows a great message to the readers and it inspired me a lot AND that Sharon G. Flake keeps writing great books.
This book is SOOOO good. It relates to my life in so many ways. One day I hope to be a good writer like Sharon G. Flake. She inspires me.
-Kevelyn Walker, Phoenix, AZ
I've only got one word to say about this book " AWESOME! "
I actually didn't want to read this book. I thought it was going to be boring. Once I did, it was great and every page got better. READ IT!
-Karen, Prov., R.I.
I am not a reader, but when I read this book I got so attatched because even though I do not live the lifestyle that Rasberry lives, she is just a girl like me, that wants money and someone to always have her back since her mom is always in and out of the house. VERY VERY Great Book.
-Kayla, Brooklyn, NY
This book is great for pre-teens and teenagers to learn about how hard life is for them and others. Try it now!
-Ellionsai, Omaha, NE
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