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Zipcodez 90002*90220: Dub 'N' Hub Paperback – April 29, 2011

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Aleta was born in Los Angeles California. And raised in Watts, a small city located in the heart of South Central L.A. she currently resides in California with her three children.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 210 pages
  • Publisher: Alana Book Line (April 29, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615369529
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615369525
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,776,178 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In this Debut there is valiant effort put forth only to fall short on the editing. The story is a good one that will hold your attention however; I was not impressed with the formatting and size of the book. This was a little different read for me being from NYC and this taking place in CA. the lingo was a lot different but easy to keep up with. This is a fast read and won't take long to finish.

Lana had a rough start in life and it's not hard to see why she turned to the streets. She lost her dad before she was born, her mom at age 6, her brother was killed in the streets; this left her to be raised by her aunt. As a teenager she gravitates to the street and starts banging. Lana has hopes and dreams. Those dreams may come to end when she is brutally raped by an associate of her boyfriend Debo.

Lana's boyfriend Debo comes from a good two parent home. He doesn't want for anything. Something about the street life just keeps drawing him in. `Repping' for his hood Debo stays decked out. When he meets Lana and the romance kicks in gear, you can feel the love and will be pulling for the two to get it together. After he learns who raped Lana another element is brought to the story and the storyline is kicked up. Tune in to see how he deals with the fact a OG from the hood has raped her.

We follow the story for a few years and get answers on most of the characters. I look forward to see how Author Aleta Williams plans on continuing the story as it was left for a part two. I hope for the next one the editing is tightened up and there are no loose ends. Ms. Williams is putting the west coast on the map. I look forward to reading more from this author as she grows in her writing skills.

SiStar Tea
ARC Book Club Inc.
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Wow, I really enjoyed this story. It gives you a realistic glimpse of life out in the streets of our urban areas. It shows some of the reasons our children make the unfortunate choices they make. We try to understand why they don't make better choices, well this book shows how many times other options are not even on the table. The characters despite their flaws are like-able. You find yourself on edge about their situation and wondering what's going to happen next. This author is gifted and I thank her for sharing.
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This book was an amazing read to say the least! As I was reading, it was constantly hard for me to understand that this is a first time author. Her witty style of writing is refreshing. This book grabs the attention of the reader from the very beginning and still to the end. Author Aleta Williams captures street life, love and heartache with perfection. As all stories must come to an end...I really didn't want this one to. For me, Lana and Debo's story is a VERY familiar one. I support this amazing author and CAN'T wait to see what she comes up with next!
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The streets of Compton and Watts are nothing to play with. Between drugs, gangs, baby momma drama and getting money, it's really easy to get caught up in the ghetto life. Lana, born and raised in South Central, is living her life trying to do what's right. She gets entangled in a web of sex, love and lies. Debo, born to a middle class family, doesn't want for anything but the streets. He is fascinated by the life in the hood and finds himself touching elbows with the law. Will these two young spirits be able to overcome the obstacles of life in the hood?

"Zipcodez" takes readers on a ride of the everyday living in the streets in Central L.A. I was drawn to the characters from the beginning. The storyline was fast-paced, full of drama, and there was plenty of action with a side of inspiration. Other than the editing in need of more work, it was a good book.
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Lana's story is a prime example of how people enter your life for reasons and seasons. She is also an example of what can happen when we open our eyes wide enough to see wider visions.

The lure of the streets and the power of that lifestyle effected everyone in Zipcodez, but Lana found a way to overcome the trials and tribulations that she faced to become successful.

Aleta told a story of love, hate, loyalty, and one that described the consequences of the choices that are made. The setting was realistic and you could see the reality in each word that Alana used. Alana did not attempt to go over the head of the reader, but she did succeed at getting into this reader's head.

This was a great read, and I am highly anticipating part 2 of this story.
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This book was so much more than what I expected...The read was
awesome. A tale from the hood with some suspense and mystery, a life
lesson, a love lesson and even a bible lesson...I promise you I could
not put it down til I was done. I'm definitely wanting more...Can't wait for ZipCodez II :)

~Nita Bee
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This book was one of the best. It served two purposes from my view point. It shed light on real happenings on the streets of Compton and Watts. It also helps us realize that the power of prayer works. I trully enjoyed it. I could not put it down. The trials and tribulations that De-Bo and Lana faced were real and not over-exaggerated. They survived the hardships that they faced through the upbringings of the family and the grace of God. I recommend that ANYone was has, grown up in these rough LA streets and survived through faith, read this book. It is trully inspiring and comes straight from a person who has experienced some of these this issues first hand. I give it two thumbs up! :)
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