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Ghetto Cowboy by G. Neri
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Oct 02, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: african-american, coming-of-age, fiction, realistic-fiction
Read from October 02 to 08, 2011

Cole was driving his mama crazy, and when it finally got to the point where she couldn't take it anymore, she dumped him off in Philly with a dad he'd never met. Cole then discovers the fascinating world of urban cowboys which his father belongs too. At first, the city boy in him can't accept the fact that someone can be a black cowboy in the middle of the ghetto, but gradually he starts to warm up to the horses. When the city threatens to shutdown the cowboy way of life forever, Cole will have to learn the true meaning of the "cowboy way"

This is a great book for urban youth that tells an unexpected story. Cole is a wonderful narrator, and his difficult and changing relationship with his parents is very powerful.

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