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SOLVED: Non-Fiction > SOLVED. Nonfiction book read in 80s. Red cover. About growing up in an inner city street gang. [s]

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Holly (lisitsa) | 61 comments I read this book either in either middle school or high school. This would make it somewhere between 1983 and 1989. I think it was a nonfiction autobiography about the author growing up in an inner city street gang, told in first person. Trade paperback that I remember having a red cover with possibly black highlights. The only part I really remember was a scene where the writer’s gang kidnapped a rival gang member, tied him to a chair, and left him in an abandoned building until he was almost dead from thirst and hunger and then burnt him with cigarettes.

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Holly (lisitsa) | 61 comments Tarra wrote: "Maybe Run Baby Run by Nicky Cruz?"

That’s it! Thank you!

Now I have to decide if I really want to reread it lol. I remember it being very violent but so different to my naive teen-hood that it fascinated me at the time.

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arratavy | 146 comments Yay! Glad you found your book, happy reading!!

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