Do or Die

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HarperCollins, May 20, 1992 - Social Science - 304 pages
12 Reviews

Do or Die is the first insider account of teenage gangs--the lives, loves, and battles of children who kill--from the only journalist ever allowed inside this closed and dangerous world.

This is no West Side Story. Welcome to a world where teenagers wear colostomy bags and have scrapbooks filled with funeral invitations; where a young man, after being shot in the chest, drives himself to the hospital; where another youngster, caught in crossfire, uses his girlfriend as a human shield; where teenage gangsters are kidnapped, tortured, and held for six-figure ransoms; where kids hum the latest movie's theme music while killing people. It's a world of clickheads, sherms, bangers, ballers, and mummyheads; a world where the strongest feelings of family come from other gang members; a world where the most potent feelings of self-worth come from murder.

  

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User Review  - Tony Hatwell - Goodreads

Another great gang member read Read full review

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User Review  - Frank Padron - Goodreads

stories about gang life intrigue me for some reason good read and Leon Really gets into the lifestyle of these gang members which I can't imagine isn't easy to do... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
39
Section 3
47
Section 4
71
Section 5
115
Section 6
131
Section 7
143
Section 8
159
Section 9
183
Section 10
211
Section 11
237
Section 12
267
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