Friday, November 20, 2009

Dark Dude

by Oscar Hijuelos

"How Do You Escape Yourself?"

Harlem New York, Rico Fuentes struggles to find a happy medium between his neighborhood bullies, rundown school with frequent shootings, and his parents that blame him for their own unhappiness. A threat by his father to send him to military school, makes him realize he needs a plan to get out. He runs with his best friend toward Wisconsin in hope a fresh start, help his friend kick his heroin addiction, and maybe fine away to forget about the past. After nearly a Year of making his life work out, and outhouse duty he finds somethings can't be left behind, and makes a decision that may change his life forever.

An Excellent book for those looking for a simplistic read.

"A journey toward self-discovery"
~ Ellen Hopkins.

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