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No one likes Tyray Hobbs. Once a feared bully, he’s become an outcast. At Bluford High, his peers taunt him for how he treated them. At home, his parents punish him for the trouble he’s caused. Unable to escape his reputation or his past, Tyray is desperate. And when an unlikely friendship develops, he clings to it like a lifeline. Now that connection is threatened, and TyNo one likes Tyray Hobbs. Once a feared bully, he’s become an outcast. At Bluford High, his peers taunt him for how he treated them. At home, his parents punish him for the trouble he’s caused. Unable to escape his reputation or his past, Tyray is desperate. And when an unlikely friendship develops, he clings to it like a lifeline. Now that connection is threatened, and Tyray faces his toughest decision yet. Will his next move lead him to ruin or redemption—or both?This books is the sequel to The Bully and the follow-up novel, The Gun (Payback)....

Title : Promises to Keep
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ISBN : 9781591943
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Number of Pages : 138 Pages
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Promises to Keep Reviews

  • Samantha
    2019-03-12 20:45

    Tyray Hobbs is nothing but trouble. He's a bully. But when his latest target, new student Darrell, gets his fill and stands up to Tyray, breaking Tyray's wrist in front of everyone in the school cafeteria, things really get out of control. Tyray buys a gun and waits for Darrell one night. When the time comes, Tyray can't kill Darrell and turns the gun on himself. Darrell stops Tyray from killing himself by knocking the gun away. Now Tyray has to deal with the fallout. He is a joke at school. His parents have grounded him for life, and his dad doesn't mind throwing a punch or slap in Tyray's direction. The only thing standing between Tyray and prison is the fact that Darrell hasn't told anyone what really happened that terrible night. Will Tyray be able to overcome his past and build a new life? Will he keep wishing Darrell had not knocked the gun away that night? Can he and his parents ever have a real conversation? Tyray's life isn't easy, but its the only one he has, and it is up to him to make the most of it. New in the Bluford High series, and follows The Gun, sequel to The Bully.

  • Benny
    2019-02-26 23:03

    Chapter1 summary!Tyray was a bully in high school, he bullied a boy named Darell how was on the wrestling team and decided not to take Tyrays bullying any more. One day at lunch Tyrays was bullying darell then did a wrestling move by picking him up and body slamming him on the floor. The other kids where laughing at tyray.tyray got a gun to try to get revenge on Darell so he waited until he got off of work. Tyray held the to darell and Darell begged please don't kill me, then turn the gun to him self before he could pull the trigger Darell jumped up and hit the gun out of his hand making the bullet out of is hand.

  • Mz. Carter
    2019-03-02 04:05

    Now that I have read the book I don't think that the cover fits the book that well. I usually like the covers of the Bluford Series books:(. I though that this book was good though. The ending of this book wasn't all that good and could of been a little better! Other than that I am Pretty excited that this is the first book that will be on my 2013 Reading Challenge Goal of books!!!

  • Ramona
    2019-03-09 03:46

    The story of Tyray Hobbs continues. I like how Tyray keeps evolving ever so slowly, but definitely moving forward. This is a good addition to the Bluford books, and I hope there are more Tyray based books to come. There is much for him yet to accomplish!

  • Brianni Albert
    2019-02-20 19:59

    The book starts off with Tyray having a flashback of when he was going to shoot a boy he was bullying named Darell. Darell finally sticks up against the bully and now the gun is pointed at him. Tyray does want to shoot the gun, so he drops it and runs off. When he wake up in the morning he has to go and pick up the gun from where he dropped it. When he gets back to school everyone laughs at him because they think he is a punk and cannot do anything. He finds this girl who he use to bully and she tries to make a friendship. Will he accept her friendship or brush her off?I recommend this book to seventh and eight graders. This book made me relate to some of the events because I have been bullied and I stood up to the bully to the point I couldn't take it anymore.

  • Helen Canas
    2019-03-01 01:13

    I really enjoyed reading this book but I really got disappointed because it wasn't the same ending I was hoping.

  • Sonni
    2019-03-16 00:00

    I haven't read it yet. we'll cuz I don't know we're we can open the book to read them

  • Julia Naishuler
    2019-03-11 21:47

    I loved it! So much excitement and drama! It really taught u a lot

  • Jeremy Lam
    2019-03-01 20:52


  • Jeremiah Jones
    2019-02-20 23:11

    The book is called Promises to Keep and the author's name is Paul Langan. This is a very good book. I liked the book because of the mystery and the drama. There wasn’t anything that I did not like about it. The main settings for this book was Tyray’s house and the school playground. The main characters were Tyray, Tyray’s dad and Darrell. The main conflict was that Tyray had a lot of issues with anger and depression. It connected to the unit theme, because Tyray worked hard to get better by using the help from his therapist and the advice from his dad. I would recommend this book because it will have you on the edge of your seat wanting to know what happens next. It also has a good lesson that if you are going through something to talk about it with someone you trust.

  • Adrianna C-G
    2019-03-20 21:07

    One of my favorite books in the series! If you want to check out more books like this, check out the Bluford series. They have free audio books if you go to this link. - 7th grader

  • Juston
    2019-02-26 02:01

    My OpinionThe book in some places were interesting and then some areas weren’t so great. I loved the plot and how it progressed but It didn’t keep me awake the entire time. My feelings and whyThe book made me feel intimidated, A weird word for it but I couldn’t think of any other words, because the Author book gets into detail of what was almost a killing and or suicide that went through the main characters and one of the other characters.SynopsisTyray has become an outcast, a bully who he sometimes fears himself. At Bluford High, his students taunt him for how he treated them. At home, his parents punish him for the trouble he’s caused. Tyray is Unable to escape his reputation and his past, he is desperate. But when an unlikely friendship develops. That connection is threatened, and Tyray faces his toughest decision yet. What will he do next.My encouragement to read I would encourage people to read this book definitely because it shows teens what can happen if you choose to be a bully and what you’ll do to keep your repetition. To show how intense things can get if make a mistake, it only takes one and your left there alone because everyone is scared of you. It persuades people not to become what Tyray went through, especially when it matters most to you or a loved one.My quarterly reading work reflectionI did a lot of reading this year so far, more than I would have ever done in my entire lifetime to be honest. I am understanding how to annotate better and making my reading progress go by smoother. I am not the best reader but i’m glad i’m am getting better because I got a whole lot more of reading to do later on in the year. The story “Promises to keep” to me was relatable because I was bullied, but when I got tired of it I took it into my own hands and fought him to get him to stop. And it did. And so when I found my choice book, the title when I first saw it appealed to me. So when I read it, and found out it was about a high school students I really liked it because it was high school, so when I read the events that happened in the story I could relate to them.

  • Erick fisher
    2019-03-08 22:50

    this is a really good book alot of emotion and feelings in it talks about somethings people go through now everyday the pain and the struggle of life how hard it is for you when the people you love dont understand you or listen to you and hear you out sit and listen to you . but instead they treat you bad yell at you instead of taking you in they arms and holding you and being there for you and all the pain with you not let you go through it alone show you love. The end of the book he started understanding the people that came to his life that wanna be there for him and the way certain things happen to him in his life all for things in the end to turn out right gets his family back they go see his brother every Sunday together as a family.

  • Elijah Christopher
    2019-03-10 02:06

    With the reputation the Bluford Series has with me I was a little disappointed with the final book. There wasn't as much tension and heart-pounding action as I've experienced in some of the previous installments, but there was definitely emotion. I felt like Promises to Keep was really basic. Not much depth, just a good story. As of my completing it, I have completed The Bluford Series. I didn't get as much depth out of the series as I expected I would because of my introduction to it about a decade ago. However, I still love the series, and I connect with a few of the characters. That is a key to the Bluford Series that ranks it as one of the better and more enjoyed series I have read, and it has become part of my collection.

  • Skai
    2019-03-20 19:51

    I thought this book was excellent I know I had my share of bullies and learned that bullies only picked to my themselves feel better because of what they were going through they only pick at you when it's a crowd around to laugh at their jokes. I kind of felt sorry for Tyray because I felt that he learned from his mistakes of being a bully, and he didn't want to be that big bully anymore. Plus he got bullied too by the kids and realized that those jokes they made were hurtful. I really liked that he changed and that Bones was there for him to the whole thing because if it wasn't for him, I think Tyray would've gotten into trouble because he let his anger get the best of him.

  • Kha-Vinh Tran
    2019-03-16 22:07

    I thought this book was good because it was written by the same author that wrote the last book I read, The Bully. I thought the author's writing was detailed. Something I liked about this book was that it made you feel for the characters. Something I wish was different about the book was that it was longer. This book reminded me of the book The Bully because it was written by the same author. I would recommend this book because I liked it but I recommend to read The Gun first because that is the continuation of The Bully. I made the mistake of reading Promises to keep first.

  • SℓιM
    2019-02-25 01:05

    Wow, this book was actually good, I'm glad that Bones was actually there for Tyray through the whole thing because he definitely would've gotten himself into something and regretted it. I listened to this book on the website where it's located in the audiobook section since I didn't get the book yet. I'm glad that I could finally listen/read the book. I'm still going to get all the books to this series soon. I'm also glad Tyray learned from his mistakes after what happened when he use to bullied kids and gotten into that fight with the new student and the gun.

  • Ebony Williams
    2019-03-15 23:47

    The school bully turns into an outcast and is ignored by who he thought were his friends. When Tyray Hobbs discovers his incarcerated brother's secret, has the person he bullied take up for him, and has guilt for stealing money from the only girl who cared, who does he have to turn to. Personally, I recommend a lot of high school teens read this it's a "hard to put down" book, I feel like it relates to this generation's way off thinking about life in the streets and going down the wrong road. This is in my top #10 by the Bluford Series. If I had $20.00 I would definitely buy this book.

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    2019-02-26 00:11

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  • Dominick
    2019-03-24 02:57

    Great book we should read another from series or maybe be even better

  • Paula Stock
    2019-03-17 19:52

    I thought this was an excellent read! It moved very fast, and I didn't want to put it down! I liked the characters, and I thought they were very realistic. I can see my students LOVING this book!

  • La'Tatiana
    2019-03-10 00:54

    It was really interesting but it needed better character development and it needed to be longer.

  • Edin Capric
    2019-03-15 04:03

    this was kind of a good book

  • Joe
    2019-03-23 21:00

    Tyray grows and changes so much in this book. I wish I could meet him in real life to encourage and support him. He's gone from being a character I hated, to being someone I root for!