- Title: Outrunning the Darkness
- ISBN: 9781616510008
- Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing
- Published: 2010
- Series: Urban Underground, Harriet Tubman High School
- Category: Fiction (Hi-Lo)
- Reading Level: Grade 4 / Lexile: 630-700
- Page count: 192
- Awards: American Library Association's 2011 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers
Sereeta Prince is a honey-skinned beauty with glossy, black curls making little halos around her face. Jaris Spain has been in love with her since junior high. Now his feelings are growing even stronger. But she seems to look right through him like he is made of plastic wrap.
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.
These paperback books feel and look like a regular trade edition so that readers feel confident in reading the books in public.
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