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Dope Sick by Walter Dean Myers
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I love books that can't be categorized easily. While this book has a young African American anti-hero and could be called urban lit, there is also magical, dare I say fantastical, or even spiritual element to the character of the mysterious Kelly. It is a great mix that shows that Walter Dean Myers has not lost his touch for relevant writing or his ear for street slang.

A modern version of "It's a Wonderful Life" but with an edge, I could not put down this story about drugs and bad life decisions because of the underlying message of hope and redemption. A quick read, I highly recommend this book (although not for the prude-at heart, there is cursing, violence and drugs).

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