Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Teen Novel

Finished July 8
Innercity Girl Like Me by Sabrina Bernardo
Set in Winnipeg this book follows Maria, alias G Child, as she becomes a member of the Diablos gang until she leaves it several years later. It looks at the forces that drew her and her friends into gang culture, the relationships in the gangs and between gangs, and the results of gang life.
G Child's friends include Gina and her brothers, Roland and Darrell, who all end up in gangs, as well as kids from both poor families and middle class families who look to gangs for what they aren't finding in their life.
This is an interesting look at a side of life most of us don't see.

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