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Ghetto Resume

4.3  ·  Rating Details ·  27 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
In life, we all go through struggles to do what we have to do to get by. Everyone has skeletons in their closets. The series of events we encounter as we journey through life serve as references on our résumé of life. However, if you should so happen to be one of the unfortunate ones born into the ghetto, all of the hardship and pain you endure over the years to make it ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published March 31st 2008 by Burgstyle Publishing LLC
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Tracy Darity
Jul 24, 2010 Tracy Darity rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: People who enjoy urban/street lit
Ghetto Resume' by newcomer Freddie Simmons is a prime example of the untapped talent among independent authors. He has crafted a believable tale that with the right components in place could go on to be a bestseller in the Street Lit genre.

The book starts off with main character DeQuan “Goldie” Walker, still in the womb but already restless and aching for the good life. By the time he is 10 years-old, Goldie is challenging his fathers authority and acquainting himself with a local drug dealer wh
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Sistar Tea
Aug 16, 2010 Sistar Tea rated it it was amazing
If you not from the Ghetto you wouldn't understand the Ghetto

In this debut novel new comer Mr. Freddie Simmons shows us how the slums of Florida get down. Letting us know if we didn’t before that there is a ghetto in every state. I for one never thought ‘ole slow a** Florida was getting it in like this. This novel could have taken place in ANY hood but it takes place in Saint Petersburg, Fl. Being the first of trilogy I zealously await to read part two. This brought back a lot of memories for me
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OOSA
Feb 01, 2009 OOSA rated it liked it
On The Block

Whether you'll grow up and become a product of your environment can be argued on almost every level. Statistically, the deck appears stacked against success and opened to failure. However, the door is never truly completely closed.

Imagine, if you will, from the moment of conception longing to be apart of the chaotic streets. Ambitious, overachiever, yet mentally capable to not only achieve but surpass any wall that may hinder you. Well for DeQuan `Goldie' Walker, he's always been k
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Teresa Patterson
Apr 08, 2010 Teresa Patterson rated it it was amazing
From the first sentence, Ghetto Resume by Freddie L. Simmons held me captivated. This was a really fast-paced, highly drama-filled book about the life of DeQuan Walker AKA Goldie. He grew up in the projects on the Southside of St. Petersburg, FL. When his father was murdered, he stepped in to fill his shoes at a young age. He became very close to a notorious drug dealer named Snake. It wasn’t long before Goldie was drawn into the drug game. He learned early in life to go for what he wanted and n ...more
Kim121297
Jul 14, 2011 Kim121297 rated it really liked it
Freddie Simmons did a good job with his debut novel. I've read many coming of age stories and by far this is one I would reccommend. The character Dequan Walker (Goldie) was a very impressive little boy who wanted more than anything was to have a relationship with his father . Like most men Albert lack the skills necessary to connect with his oldest son. Goldie was a mommys boy who adore his mother (Loretta) and loved his sisters and little brother. Snake the neighborhood superstar enters Goldi ...more
Kesha  Lynne
Jun 13, 2012 Kesha Lynne rated it liked it
This is a melodramatic read .. Initially you think the author has an unique "ghetto" experience but ... The minor events keeps you turning or skimming the pages.. The cliffhanger is more like a shallow pond.. But due to the investment in book two I'm forging through..
Rosemarie
Jan 30, 2011 Rosemarie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Pretty good so far. I'm reading it on kindle which is kinda hard to do since some of the pages have words and sentences that spaced wrong, but overall the story is interesting. i'm looking forward to part 2
Brian Mac
It was the BEST urband book ive ever read! I cnt wait for part 2.
Delonya
Oct 06, 2010 Delonya rated it liked it
Final Rating 3.5 Stars
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Better for the YA crowd.
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