Filled with atmosphere and action, this novel offers readers a window into the world of a gang member who knows she needs to get even, prays she won't get killed, but doesn't dare hope to ever get out.
The room smells of sweat, smoke, beer, and longing.
The music pulses, the lights flash, and Kata and Ana dance. For a moment the raucous crowd is tamed, and together the two girls soar above their lives. but then the deafening applause sends the dancers crashing down to earth, back to the gang wars, the gunfire, and the only way of life they know.
In a neighborhood consumed by violence, every day may be a gang member's last. And sometimes the only life you can hope to save is your own.
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|Lexile ® Measure||740L|
|Product Type||Paperback Books|
|Primary Contributor||Lynne Ewing|
|Age Groups||Ages 13 to 15, Ages 16 to 18|
|Publisher||Penguin Random House|