A Matter of Trust (Bluford Series #2)

A Matter of Trust (Bluford Series #2)

by Anne Schraff, Paul Langan

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The sequel to Lost and Found (Bluford Series #1), this book centers on Darcy's growing conflict with her old friend, Brisana Meeks. Amid jealousy and competition, Darcy fights for her relationship with Hakeem Randall and struggles with her fears over her own family's future.

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BN ID: 2940013017658
Publisher: Townsend Press
Publication date: 08/20/2011
Series: Bluford Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 125
Sales rank: 348,326
File size: 441 KB
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Anne Schraff

Anne Schraff, the author of five books in the Bluford Series, is a full-time writer. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and earned a B.A. and M.A. from California State University, Northridge. Schraff taught high school from 1967 to 1977 at the Academy of Our Lady of Peace, San Diego, California.

As a child, Schraff traveled widely in the United States with her mother, brother, and grandmother. (Her father died when she was three.) They made their journeys in a camping trailer and had many wild adventures. Schraff frequently draws from those rich experiences when she creates her stories.

As a teenager, Schraff held a variety of jobs. She began as a papergirl, delivering a hundred Los Angeles Times every morning at four o�clock. She later became a waitress and a shrimp boat worker. Another job as a boysenberry picker taught Schraff sympathy for migrant workers.

But Schraff always wanted to be a writer and sold her first story, �Stage to Hell,� to a western magazine while she was a college freshman. She pretended to be a male by signing the story A. E. Schraff. The editor didn�t know the truth until he�d bought a dozen of her stories. Since then she has sold hundreds of stories and more than eighty books including historical fiction, biographies, science books, and her favorite, fictional books for young people.

You may contact Anne Schraff by writing to her at:

Anne Schraff
PO Box 1345
Spring Valley, CA 91979

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A Matter of Trust (Bluford High Series #2) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 61 reviews.
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ganae143 More than 1 year ago
this was a great book i have the whole series. these are great books for teens because they can relate to the stories that are told. I LOVE THESES BOOKS and i recommend these books to you guys because you won't be sorry because they are great books. i recommend the book blood is thicker and lost and found from this series .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i really think that the bluford high series are amazing and are real to reality. These books relate to all kids in their own special way. I enjoy these books when i read them, and what they do to you is unbelievable. when i read the series, they make you interested and make you want to read more into the story. I feel like im in the situation that they are experiencing and the people seem real. they should write more books like these to the series and there should be more than 15. My favorite characters are Darcy, Hakeem, Cooper, Tarah, Amberlynn, Taray, Darell, Jamee, and Cindy. I enjoy these books a lot!!!!!! Keep making more!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first book that i've read from bluford. I have to say, that i liked it better then i thought i would have.i can relate to the things that happened in the story.it has you hooked from the start to the end!!!!it was too ex-ill-eer-ating to the MAX. when ronnie got shot i was in an awe. later on i hope to read the other books. hopefully they will be like the first one [:
mzbrown33 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
this is a very good book
gracie16 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The novel, A matter of Trust by Anne Schraff describes how a teenage girl has a boyfriend who sutters. In the beginning Darcy struggles with everyone at school who makes fun of her boyfriend, saying she could do way better. Throughtout the middle she thought of a way to get her boyfriend Hakeem to get rid of his suttering problem by joining a talent show. By the end she learned that ( I didn't get to the end ) Read 115 pages out of 125pages in the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
U should read this book it teaches u real life experiences
Tchrandstdnt More than 1 year ago
Teens will love it, but I find the writing for Bluford High lacking. I agree to let my students read one as a whole class each year, but I can't tolerate more than that. There is little to no figurative language, weak character development, a lack of creativity in descriptions, no vivid imagery. If you are just looking for a bunch of drama and buffoonery then this is the book for you. If you are looking for a good story line and crafty writing, keep going. Read Sharon Flake or Sharon Draper instead. You get the drama aspect but with much better writing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book ann i love high school drama ann i cant wait until i read the whole series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A mattervo trust a good book happen to e once so i c relate
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read a lot of books and lthis book is so far the best book i have ever read! It is about a girl name darcy with a sister named jamie they live with there mom and elderly grandma. There father left them when darcy was in grade school. Her dad wants to come back in to there lives but darcy doesnt think its a good idea. There is lots of drama with hakeem, tara, and everyone at bluford high. MUST READ!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even it 2012 this book is the best
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow i read the first book loved it i got this book i loved it even more. I love the intensity of how the two girls datcy and jamee are getting along even in the first couple pages she turned her life around after running away from home
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It s gon be awesum
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes you will like this book abd to understand it better you should read the first book LOST AND FOUND if you like da books you should continue reading the entire series there aare eighteen books in all enjoy
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BigdogDB More than 1 year ago
A Matter of Trust was written by Anne Schraff it is a part of the Bluford High Series. This was a great book and it has encouraged me to start reading the other Bluford High books. This is the only one that I have read and I was really impressed by this book. I never really thought that these were good books but, they had some interesting titles. This book was taking place in a normal neighborhood, which is a convenience store, parks, apartment buildings, and a high school that is called Bluford High School. But I never got a chance to read even one of the books in the Bluford High series because I never asked people about these books. This was my first big mistake about my choices in reading, that I will never make again with any series. The main characters in this book were Darcy, her sister Jamee, their parents, Roylin, her friends Tarah, Cooper, and Brisana, and her boyfriend Hakeem. Roylin was always teasing Darcy's boyfriend Hakeem and being a jerk. Tarah and Cooper were dating and they were really great friends to Darcy. Hakeem was her boyfriend, that was being very comforting to her and he encouraged her to sing at the talent show which she did but ended up not winning. Hakeem won and was really good when he was performing on stage; his performance was singing and playing the guitar. The climax of this story was when Brisana was trying to steal Darcy's boyfriend, making Brisana the antagonist. So Darcy was the protagonist because she was the main character or the good guy during the whole story. The reason why Brisana was trying to steal Darcy's boyfriend is because they weren't friends anymore. They weren't friends because Darcy started hanging out with Tarah and Cooper, Brisana didn't like that at all. In the story Brisana says that Darcy and her always said that they would never ever hang out with people like Tarah and Cooper. So when Darcy started hanging out with Tarah and Cooper even more than with Brisana, she got angry. So because of that Brisana started seeking revenge which was trying to steal Darcy's boyfriend Hakeem, which she knew would make Darcy feel miserable; like she felt miserable when she started hanging out with Tarah Cooper. This was a good book because the events that happened throughout the book were all exciting events. The author puts in several events that all teach the characters life lessons. For example, when Hakeem won the Talent Show, got rid of his stuttering problem. Another event that gave a life story is this whole event. So at the day of a party at the park Tarah friends boyfriend Hakeem was about to get in a fight with Roylin because he was teasing him about his stuttering. So Hakeem was chasing him into the parking lot at the park. Then, out of nowhere a car started speeding by with people shooting out of the car. So Roylin was a vulnerable target and because of that Roylin got shot in the head. From this incident Roylin learned that he should never be a bad person to anyone again. Teens can learn a lot about life from this novel. So overall this was a really great book that I think that everyone should it least try to read it. I am starting on my second Bluford High book and it seems like it also going to be a really great addition to my Bluford High Series background. The book that I am starting to read is called No Way Out by Peggy Kern. The book jumped out at me with the title just like the other book that I read from the Bluford High Series. These are all going
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book I read "A Matter of Trust" is very interesting. It talks about how a simple change of meeting new friends can tear old friends apart. It all started when Darcy started hanging out with a group called the "zeros". Unfortunately, her friend Brisana did not take a liking to them. But the only reason why she didn't like them; was because she just wanted it to be her and Darcy. Though Darcy didn't feel the same way. She didn't want to shut everybody out. So Brisana tried to get back at her by flirting and lying about hanging out with her boyfriend. She wanted Darcy to know what it felt like to have someone special taken away from you. When that happened, Darcy had finally realized that she was never really close to her. They were basically each other's lunch buddies. They had just been someone for the other person to be with to keep from eat alone. Yet it turned out that Brisana was actually hurting on the inside. She was lonesome and angry and all she knew how to do was hurt other people. In the end their friendship was repaired by Darcy being the bigger person and forgiven Brisana for what she had done. I think this book is very important because it teaches you that trust is very valuable and you can't give it out to everybody because you can't trust everybody. If you're going to trust someone, you should make sure you really know that person.
iLOVEbooks1863 More than 1 year ago
A Matter of Trust is a great book for teenagers to enjoy. It involves a great mixture of drama, thrill, and action. The character of Darcy Wills is great. She doesn't want to let go of her old friendship, but she also doesn't want to leave her new friends and her new boyfriend. Her old best friend wants to make Darcy jealous because she doesn't like Darcy's new friends. So, she tries to steal Darcy's boyfriend. I won't give away the rest of the story. Anyways, this book is great for people who like drama, thrill, and action. Also read the first book in the series, plus all of the rest of the books after this one. You can follow many of the different characters in each of the books,through the few days, weeks, or months that spans throughout the book that you are reading. The first two books are all about the life of Darcy Wills and her younger sister, Mother, and the father that left them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book kept my attention unlike any others that I have read. I think that this would be good for teen girls or boys that are into a romance and drama type of book. I think you should know about are Hakeem and Darcy they are the main characters. Hakeem is a good singer and guitar player. But he is very shy and when he gets nervous he stutters. Darcy is Hakeem's girlfriend and loves him very much. She is very kind to him and sticks up for him when people make fun of him. This book is about Darcy and her relationship with Hakeem. This relationship was going fine till an old friend name Brisana tries to take Hakeem away from Darcy. If you like stories about relationship and hearts broken, like I do, then you will love this story. But you have to read the story Lost and Found because it's the first book and it goes with this book. But Brisana in this story is mean and she is trying to steal some ones boyfriend because they aren't friends! And Darcy doesn't know if she should forgive her father because he left their family when they were young. Now her sister thinks she can forgive her father. This book was really good because of the action and the romance. Will Brisana ruin Darcy and Hakeem's relationship forever? Read to find out. I do recommend this because I thought it was good and if I like it, I think a lot of other people will too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I teach reading to 9th-12th grade high school students who are scoring at least 1 grade level lower than they they attend. It is very difficult to get them to pick up a book in the first place, let alone get them to actually finish a single book. They are unhappy to be in my class in the first place because they are embarrassed to be below level. All of my classes are currently devouring this series! They get so into the stories that they can't put the books down. When one student is looking for a book to read, the others start to recommend different Bluford books to them! Not only do they want to read these books, but they actually remember what they read and have their own little sidebar book talks about them! What a great investment!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago