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This wonderfully written book reads like a fiction page-turner, even though the story and characters are real.
I really fell in love with the people in this book - I felt like I lived in the same small apartments and lived through their experiences.
As I progressed through the book, I developed a better understanding of the people and their struggles and choices they face daily.
The author comes from Leominster, Ma. I lived and went to high school there so that was a bonus. And I was born and spent the first 12 years of my life in the Bronx. Read morePublished 20 days ago by lisa paris
This book wasn't what I anticipated - very shocked by how the first pages grabbed my attention.Published 27 days ago by shari bakker
This very long-winded story chronicles a couple generations of families caught up in the cycle of poverty, drug addiction, violence, and general criminality. Read morePublished 28 days ago by DXN-Schuylerville
Brilliant research and compassionate tone. Should be required reading for high school and college students. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nicole
Awesome read, so real for me coming from the inner city! Love the insight of the mentality which is the root of actions!Published 1 month ago by 1st LadyW
I was amazed at the amount of time and effort the author went to be able to tell the story of these people. Read morePublished 1 month ago by S. Oakes
I found this book hard to read because it so incredibly sad to know that there is a debased culture like this in our society where innocent children really don't stand a chance. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Robyn