Rhonda's Reviews > Contrast: A Biracial Man's Journey to Desegregate His Past

Contrast by Devin C. Hughes
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Aug 01, 2012

really liked it
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Read from June 29 to July 02, 2012

I thought this was a good read and quite thought provoking.It had me thinking of my life and when did I choose the easy way out instead of making the most of what I had been given. It was an interesting recollection of a boy growing up feeling black but looking white living in the inner city with drug addicts.

I appreciated his honesty and sharing his story. There were times I was completely shocked by what he was experiencing at the same time thinking there is even more to his story that is not in the book.While his parents clearly cared for him, they were definitely not role models. Often when parents are addicts, the children follow suit. In this case, Devin realized early on he did not want that path. While he has regrets for not working harder in basketball, college, etc. It is impressive that he chose the path to be sober and go to college when he so easily could have gone down a different road.

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