After being felled by a vicious stabbing attack precipitated by failing a student, a determined Brooklyn high school science teacher heads west for a fresh start. But his new assignment--substitute relief in a gang-ridden school for a teacher on "stress leave"--proves even more exhausting, as his new pupils' resistance to his teaching soon provokes a potentially deadly desperation. Penned by first-timer Scott Yagemann, a seven-year veteran of the LA school system. "187" is California police code for murder.
Pros: strong acting Cons: ... The Bottom Line: "Relax, cause I'm about to take my respect. I aimed the twelve gauge straight for his neck. Boo-yaa! boo-yaa! then I fade into the wind. 1-8-7 and it's on again." ~Snoop Dogg This story has been told a hundred times; the dedicated teacher placed in a hostile environment that ends in a bad situation. In this story, Trevor Garfield, … more