Into the Dangerous World
At a family meeting, Ror declares her purpose: She is an artist.
But she doesn’t really know what that means. Raised on a commune, she’s never attended a day of school, and has seen little of the outside world. What she knows best is drawing. To her, it’s like breathing; it’s how she makes sense of the world.
When her father torches the commune—and himself—Ror’s life changes. She, her mother and sister end up in a homeless residence in Manhattan, where she runs into trouble—and love—with Trey, the leader of Noise Ink, a graffiti crew.
On the city’s streets, and in its museums and galleries, Ror finds herself pulled in different directions. Her father wanted her to make classic art. Noise Ink insists she stay within their lines. Her art teacher urges her to go to college. What does she want?
Ror’s journey is a seamless blend of words and pictures, cinematic in its scope--a sharp-edged, indelible work of art that will live inside your head.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Brainannex - LibraryThing
I loved Deadly and was very excited to dip in to her new one. Ror is desperate to join in the graffiti world but of course, she's a girl. The story that develops is a bit of love, a bit of art, a bit of history peppered with laughter. Interesting to thing about this vis a vis Shadowshaper. Read full review
Into the Dangerous WorldUser Review - Publishers Weekly
Seventeen-year-old Ror grew up on a Staten Island commune, but she, her mother, and her older sister must move into an SRO in Manhattan after her father commits suicide by burning down the house they ... Read full review