Why is the movie Freedom Writers a good follow-up to the novel Durango Street? Do some comparing (themes, characters, settings, situtation, plot)

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I think that there are some ways in which the movie and the novel are similar to one another.

First of all, both are set (probably) in inner cities in California (Bonham doesn't say where exactly his book is set, but he does say it's a big city on the...

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I think that there are some ways in which the movie and the novel are similar to one another.

First of all, both are set (probably) in inner cities in California (Bonham doesn't say where exactly his book is set, but he does say it's a big city on the west coast with blacks and Hispanics in large numbers.

Second, both works focus on the issues faced by disadvantaged youths who are connected to gangs.

Finally, both have an adult figure who is trying (against serious difficulties) to help the youths improve their lives.

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