Some things that happen in the dark should stay in the dark, but that never seems to be the case. Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Niya Brown learns this the hard way. The code of the streets is passed down to her from her mother, and to Niya, the code of the streets is law. Life deals Niya a bad hand that forces her to fend for herself at an early age when her mother and sister are taken away from her in a twist of fate. You will never believe what happens next. Truth and falsehood collide in a way that brings Niya face to face with a secret that will change her life forever.
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I purchased this book because I saw alot of 4 star ratings without actually reading the reviews. The story to me was just a bunch of talking. I zoned out a couple of times.
A better ending and more action.
The narrator was actually the best part of the story.
Never live your life by committee...
I guess the best thing about this story was the story itself. The characters were a mix of street kids looking for a way out and their only options are stripping, drugs, or killing in the name of respect. The sad part is that there's a large segment of people who believe this to be true. With that said the story was written well but the ending was predictable and kind of fizzled out.
Broken but bearable... As this story is being told LaShone's performance wasn't smooth, it didn't flow as well as other performers I've enjoyed.
Narrator read a little too fast, like she was trying hurry up and finish the book, but overall reading was pretty good.
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