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Homeboyz by Alan Sitomer
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Oct 16, 2011

really liked it
Read from September 18 to October 16, 2011

This novel is about a teen known as Teddy who plans revenge on a gangster who shot his sister, Tina, in a situation he calls wrong place, wrong time. On his first attempt to get revenge,he gets arrested and put into a California juvenile facility. Teddy meets a heartless judge who has no concern whatsoever for suspected gang bangers. Thinking Teddy is just another gangster, the judje is ready to lock him up and throw away the key when his lawyer suggests the G-PIP rehabilitation program. Once he is placed into the program, he then recieves house arrest, whick doesn't stop him from plotting revenge on the gangsta who shot his sister. While in this program, he meets another wannabe gangster, Micah, who he has to sway away from the street life. Weeks and months have passed when Micah and Teddy gains a friendship and have both repelled gang life when Micah claims knowledge of Tina's murder. He then shatters Teddy's trust and Teddy reverts back to hardcore G and searches for more intel and strategies on the streets. Micah gets angry and rejoins the gang that is responsible for Tina's death. He knew that the only way to get the killer's name was to be in the gang. The killer's street name was Mumzy B. Teddy soon plots a paln to kill Mumzy B, however after initiating the plan, a turn of events leads Mumzy B to commit suicide. Teddy then decides to fight the leader of the hit in the wrong place, wrong time situation. He finally gets his revenge and leaves the gangsta life. Micah is adopted into Teddy's family and also leaves gang life. The purpose of the author writing this book is to show that violence leads to nothing good, and revenge is not in the hands of people. An example of this is when Teddy goes to murder Mumzy B, however, there was a raid on Mumzy's house which he should have died anyway. What goes around comes around. There is a clear theme of violence and forgiveness as well. Teddy forgives Mumzy B shortly after he commits suicide. I reccomend this book to anyone.

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Reading Progress

09/18/2011 page 62
22.0% "so far the charcter is in court"
10/12/2011 page 250
87.0% "At this point he is going to avenge his sisters death."

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