Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Lady Q: The Rise and Fall of a Latin Queen By: Reymundo Sanchez

This bigraphical novel is as interesting as the title itself. It is a true story of the life a a former Latin King gang member, Sonia Rodriguez, who worked her way up to be the queen of the gang and earning her hard worked street name, Lady Q. The author of the book, Reymundo Sanchez, has written two other books about the Latin Kings but came up with the idea that he needed to write a novel about the gangs through the eyes of a woman member. He has heard of Lady Q and chose her to write a biography worth reading. From her childhood to where she is today, it is not hard to understand why Sonia did the things that she did. From working her way up to top rank, to having to constantly watch her back, Sonia agreed to share her life story in hopes that it will change the minds of other young woman who think that joining a gang will save them from their own life struggles. I personally like the biographical novel, it was a fast and easy read with plenty of interesting scenarios that made me want to keep reading to see what happens. I will definitely recommend this book to anyone who is just looking for something interesting to read.GV

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