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If I Grow Up by Todd Strasser
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May 07, 2011

liked it

This book is so realistic. It makes me think about my life, and how sheltered I have always been. I feel bad for the people who think that the only way that you can live is in a gang. I wish we could get over the fact that everyones skin is colored differently. Everyone cries racist if a white person gets mad at a black persont, but when it is the other way around they aren't. It is just so confusing to me. But not really about the book, this was a really good book, and it told a good story. I was hoping that with all of the people reaching out to him Deshawn would not get sucked into the world of gangs, killed or sent to jail, and that he would not end up as he did. It shows that even if someone wants to do better than everyone else it is hard to avoid all you know. Hard to get away from what you grew up with.

I would recommend this book to any of my friends, and I will, I hope you find it as...err enlightening as I did.

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