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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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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.