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This is a fabulously written book! I should have not been able to relate to anything in this story, but I did. My hat is off to the author for making me feel what the Andre felt and understanding his struggles.
Andre is being raise with the values of his family, but his neighborhood is filled with gangs and drugs. He is constantly torn between what he has been raised to know is right and what his environment has groomed him to believe. Team Seven is the local gang and because of a series of horrible events, Andre finds himself tangled in a vicious web with them.
The story was well told and the POV alternated a bit, though it was mostly that of Andre’s. I have so much respect for the author and the way he gave a voice to the realities of this part of the would that I simply would otherwise have never experienced. Gripping and heart-wrenching at times, this was a powerful story. I experienced a barrage of feelings while walking in Andre’s shoes. When the story ended, I just needed a break to breathe and reflect on everything I thought felt while reading.
Team Seven was not my normal read, but I would happily read anything by this author. I was thoroughly impressed with the writing style and the storytelling.
4.5 stars and beer from the can on this one, folks!
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