I would recommend this book because to me, it’s the epitome of young adult books. the choices that the characters have to face are real and timely and the book has a wonderful message about individuality and the dangers of “sameness.”
This book is told by the main character in journal form as he sits in jail awaiting trial for a crime. It is timely and frank and real in the issues facing lots of inner city children.
This is an autobiography of Monster Kody Scott’s life growing up and joining a gang. It is written while he is in jail and reflecting on his life growing up. He eventually leaves the game and becomes a role model to his children. Again, a powerful story that doesn’t sugarcoat the ills often faced by children in the inner city.
Where can you find Jason?