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AUTHOR: Ashley Hope Perez
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The lives of two teens become inexplicably intertwined in this gritty novel with a paranormal twist. After a marijuana-addled brawl with a rival gang, 16-year-old Azael wakes up to find himself surrounded by a familiar set of concrete walls and a locked door. Juvie again, he thinks. But he can't really remember what happened or how he got picked up. He knows his MS13 boys faced off with some punks from Crazy Crew. There were bats, bricks, chains. A knife. But he can't remember anything between that moment and when he woke behind bars. Azael knows prison, and something isn't right about this lockup. No phone call. No lawyer. No news about his brother or his homies. The only thing they make him do is watch some white girl in some cell. Watch her and try to remember. An unflinching portrait with an ending that begs for another reading.

Characters: 47. Amazon rating: 4 1/2 stars. Genre: Fiction.


 

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