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Monster by Sanyika Shakur
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Jan 20, 2011

it was amazing

“The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member” by Sanyika Shakur also known as “Monster” Kody Scott is a raw frightening portrait of gang life in South Central, Los Angeles. In the sixth grade he joined the Eight Tray Crips. During his early days of being in the gang, he left a man in a coma and disfigured. Police told bystanders the person responsible for it was a “monster, thus giving him his nickname.
Kody Scott was raised with no father and a hard working mother who was never able to be home. He then became a gangmember from his lack of guidance and for the anger her held inside of him. I feel that this book shows the capabilities of someone with the no guidance in their life. It gives a clear and vivid portrait of the dangers and frightening problems that are happening in our poor areas. I also feel it shows that no one is ever bound to the life that they have and that you can change, if you commit yourself and thrive to do better with your life.
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