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Zipcodez 90002*90220: Dub 'N' Hub Paperback – April 29, 2011
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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.
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 :)
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 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 is the first time I have ever read a Uraban book. The author of Zipcodez took you right into the life and environment of those who live in the rough part of town of Watts... Read morePublished on October 9, 2010 by Sab Bennett
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