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Zipcodez 90002*90220: Dub 'N' Hub Paperback – April 29, 2011
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More About the Author
Aleta Williams writes to entertain and inspire. She grew up in Watts, California, a small city located in South Central Los Angeles. She currently resides in Seal Beach, California with her husband and three children. Writing for her is a hobby, a stepping stone to get to where God is taking her. She believes, her calling is to become an inspirational/motivational speaker for teens and woman who struggled with an abnormal child hood just as her. At six years old Aleta witnessed her mothers' murder. With no one to help her get through the tragedy she used anger as a defense mechanism to help her deal with hurt, pain, and loneliness. Aleta later joined a gang, which lead her into becoming a teen mother. Aleta, does not believe being a teen parent is the norms and doesn't condone it, but she believes her first born was God way of saving her life. It wasn't until she gave birth to her daughter that the fear of leaving her alone in a world she thought was cruel that she began to change her life around. Aleta finished school. She became a banker for 11yrs, until she took her gift to write as an outlet to enjoy life. Aleta has eleven bestsellers and three collaborations.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
ARC Book Club Inc.
4 star rating
"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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Author Williams, I really enjoyed reading your book. The inspiration, real life, and the reality of God's presences was touching and needed. Read morePublished on April 9, 2011 by Author Charron Monaye
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... Read more
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. Read morePublished on November 15, 2010 by Katrina Gurl
This book was so great I got the hard copy after reading the Kindle version. The story is emotionally evoking for any one who even briefly shares the lives of the main characters. Read morePublished on October 14, 2010 by happy pen
This was an excellent book...while i'm from DC and couldn't relate to growing up on the west side...the author still made it easy for me to relate to the characters... Read morePublished on September 1, 2010 by EccentricGemini
I really enjoyed reading Zipcodez, it was a quick read but it kept me on the edge of my seat from cover to cover. Read morePublished on August 18, 2010 by Moneik27
The book was good..I could really related to the characters Debo and Lana,because I myself grew up in the Watts/Compton area, and I had friends like them that went through some of... Read morePublished on August 12, 2010 by Ms. Bossy