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Scholastic Inc., Feb 1, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 320 pages
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An astonishing new voice in teen literature, writing what is sure to be one of the most talked-about debuts of the year. Tyrell is a young African-American teen who can't get a break. He's living (for now) with his spaced-out mother and little brother in a homeless shelter. His father's in jail. His girlfriend supports him, but he doesn't feel good enough for her -- and seems to be always on the verge of doing the wrong thing around her. There's another girl at the homeless shelter who is also after him, although the desires there are complicated. Tyrell feels he needs to score some money to make things better. Will he end up following in his father's footsteps?

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User Review  - leftik - LibraryThing

I thought the writing style was unique and that it was an honest situation with honest characters. But the portrayal of females in the book really got to me and by the end I could barely handle it. I ... Read full review

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My 16 yr old son loved this book. Hes addicted to gaming and its not always easy to get him to read but this book grabbed his attention and he even requested another book in the series. He does tend ... Read full review

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