This book reminds me a bit of the well known novel Huck Finn. This book is set in the ghetto's of Los Angeles, California . The plot twists throughout the story. The main character of this story is Sunny Toomer, who has lots os street wise. He (Sunny) is always walking on a narrow fence not knowing whether to d0 right or wrong. In Sunny's neighborhood a certain stare by someone, might be a silent challenge. If you ask someone if he or she, has a problem it might cost y0u your life in the ghetto, or projects. Sunny tries to survive by getting acquainted with a bunch of characters. He tries to be friends with his Mother, who has no husband. His Uncles are prone to violence, since they have either served time in jail,, or are out of jail on parole.
This is a unique story, but I think it could be true. It is very exciting after you read the first 75 pages. I feel that Sunny was very lonely, but needed that special love from a parent.
I recommend the book, so we can open our eyes, and maybe be friends to people like Sunny.