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Edgewater Angels

3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  46 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Set in the projects of Los Angeles, California, Edgewater Angels chronicles the adolescence of Sunny Toomer, a streetwise young man endlessly sandwiched between the right and wrong thing to do. In a neighborhood where an absentminded stare might be mistaken for a silent challenge for turf, and asking someone if they have a problem may cost you your life, Sunny ekes out sur ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published August 13th 2002 by Vintage (first published July 17th 2001)
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Joan Kirby
I found this book to be a really interesting view into growing up in a world totaly alien to me. I really identified with the character's struggle to retain his natural goodness in an ugly and evil world. I wished that the seperate anecdotes could have been tied together more effectively however.
RB Love
Sandro is a friend of mine, even though I have not seen him in more than a decade and a half. He's written a terrific book. Six foot eight you know. Remember to tie your shoe laces when you play ball.
This is almost like a string of short stories strung together into a novel. They're great stories about inner city youth in Los Angeles (San Pedro)--my favorite is the swimming contest.
Basically a collection of short stories. They were cute, which actually caught me off guard. With a different cover & description this book would be better received I think.
Dewayne Stark
the author is right on with his geography. Today many novels contain descriptions taken from Google. This one doesn't.
Lacy Katherine
pretty neat book. It reminds me of a west coast, updated Down These Mean Streets.
pretty neat book. It reminds me of a west coast, updated Down These Mean Streets.
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