The Gun (Bluford Series #6)

The Gun (Bluford Series #6)

by Paul Langan

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The sequel to The Bully (Bluford Series #5), this book is about Bluford freshman Tyray Hobbs, the tormentor of Darrell Mercer. The tale traces Tyray's troubled home life, his desire to rebuild his reputation, and his quest to get revenge on Darrell, the only boy who ever stood up to him.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013017900
Publisher: Townsend Press
Publication date: 08/20/2011
Series: Bluford Series , #6
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 473,622
File size: 541 KB
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Born in Philadelphia, Paul Langan spent his early childhood in the city before moving with his single mother to southern New Jersey. There he attended public school and worked a variety of jobs—including salesperson at a shoe store, attendant at a horse ranch, landscaper at a mental hospital, and a night-shift stockperson in a warehouse store near Atlantic City. “Each job,” he says today, “could be the topic of several juicy novels.”

In 1991, he enrolled at Camden County College and a year later transferred to La Salle University, where he studied creative writing and literature, earning a B.A. in English. While at La Salle, he lived with international students, traveled to his roommate’s home in Kenya, became a prison tutor, and found “the courage” to write.

After graduation, he worked for a nonprofit agency in Philadelphia and then joined Townsend Press (TP) as an Assistant Editor. After he contributed to a number of TP textbooks and taught English at a community college, Paul reconnected to his interests in creative writing through the Bluford Series. Originally working as an assistant with the Bluford novels, Paul’s role steadily grew. He now serves as both editor of the series and author or coauthor of several novels, including The Bully, The Gun, and The Fallen. His stories reflect his personal experiences, including the difficulties of growing up without a father, being the “new kid” in school, and dealing with the loss of a loved one.

In 2001, Paul completed a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to expanding the Bluford Series, he dreams of writing a successful movie script, preferably a “supernatural thriller.” Today Paul lives with his wife and three children near Philadelphia and stubbornly clings to the hope that he will one day see the Philadelphia Eagles win the Super Bowl.

You may contact Paul by writing to him at:

Paul Langan
Townsend Press
439 Kelley Drive
West Berlin, NJ 08091

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The Gun (Bluford High Series #6) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 64 reviews.
teko More than 1 year ago
Do you like excitement, a lot of action, guns, and revenge? If you do than this is the book for you! I liked that it has so much action and has a great ending. Tyray is the main character in this story he is tall and very muscular. The climax in this book is amazing! When Tyray is pointing the gun at Darrell and it's pouring down rain and Tyray is hesitating to shoot... Read "The Gun" to find out what happens.
Soccermonkeyhay9 More than 1 year ago
The Gun "Please don't shoot me!" Darrel cried, lying in a cold, wet, dark alley. What if someone wanted revenge? What if that person had a gun pointed at your head? In the book The Gun this is the situation for Darrel. Tyray Hobbs wants revenge on Darrel, and has a gun to get it. This book is filled with action, once you pick it up, you won't be able to put it down. Karma plays a big part in this book, when a big, strong, angry, dishonest bully gets what he used to give. The conflict between Tyray and himself involves making bad decisions and deciding whether to shoot Darrel, himself, or put the gun down. This fun and exciting book is definitely recommended. It is an easy read that you will truly love.
OSU_FANS More than 1 year ago
Hello. If you are reading this then you probably looking at buying one or several of the Bluford books. The Gun, I think, really captivates the reader. There is really only one main character in this book and his name is Tyray. Tyray is having troubles at home and at school. He is fighting with friends, family, and DARRELL. Will Tyray make the right decision against all this? Will Tyray turn everything around to the way it was, as a bully. You might want to try reading this great breathtaking, heart stopping book and any of the other books in the Bluford Series if you get captivated in this great book. Hope you enjoy it like I did. Have fun reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
marvelousleah on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Part of the popular Hi-Lo series, Bluford High, this short chapter book covers serious life issues that many high school age kids face. Everything from abuse to violence to racism to self-esteem, hi-lo readers in urban, working-class areas may find this book relatable to their own lives. Although the reading level is appropriate for younger readers, the content may not be as appropriate. Use this book to encourage reluctant 13-18 year old readers to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story is really good. It tells u about a bully and a boy who beats him up. The lesson for this story is payback comes back even harder.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an amazing book and inspires alot of people.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First book i ever finished, i loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This the besrtbook ever u u should read it the book everyone is talking about
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
love it
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j0316 More than 1 year ago
I choose The Gun for my open choice book because it is a good suspense and action book. It is also about actual real life storys. Thats why i also like this book . The Gun is about Tyray Hobbs a teen age kid the goes to bluford high. He is the 'big boss' at school. He beats up all the kids and take there lunch money. Everyone is scared of Tyray . Tyray is always in trouble for the same reasons bullying. But his reputation has come to a end when a new kid Darrell Mercer came to bluford high. Tyray seen the new kid and tryed messing with him, but Darrell didn't take his crap . Darrell beat up Tyray at lunch . Darrell broke Tyrays wrist. Till that day Tyray had a reputation . Tyray was super embarrassed and mad at what had happened . So he thought of ways to get revenge back on Darrell and gain his reputation again in school. And his solution was to buy a gun . The Gun was a very good , i liked the whole entire book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was a great book!!!
rebelde More than 1 year ago
get[ the gun] on free free for nook. i recoment is book i love the excellent book.!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To all those people out their i hope youll are not stouped a neght and dont put a gun to your head because of bulling . Tell a adolt even if you fill like you can handol the sichuwashon:( please
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
U that tall and muscular and u get beat up by some one who barly over 100lb and maybe 5'2 son u suck no wonder u got a gun but u still didnt bust a cap in his @$$ how to block it out for children
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like A Movie
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<3 <3
SpartanReading More than 1 year ago
Former troubled teen bully Tyray Hobbs tries to get revenge after Darrell Miller takes him down in the lunchroom in front of the whole school . Tyray Hobbs loses his reputation once the tables turns . The only way he thought people would respect him again was to get a gun .The only way to get the gun was to get $150 So he lied to a girl name lark so he could get money for a gun. I Would recommend the gun to someone who loves action because the gun is &amp; action packed book two examples of why the gun is action packed is because Tyray Hobbs dad beats him &amp; Tyray he gets bullied by other teen kids .
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I have read this book many times and i still love it.