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The Kid

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Extraordinarily Gripping

Amazing. From the way we get into Abdul's mind to the way the story unfolds, this is definitely a great follow-up to Sapphire's novel, Push.

posted by 6915733 on July 12, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

5 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

There are Many Kids

Harlem never was and never will be the place to frame an "against all odds" story. This is a tale told twice, thrice and counting. The famed One Hundred and Twenty-Fifth Street hasn't moved. Life is still the same: every waking hour is a struggle for children and adults...
Harlem never was and never will be the place to frame an "against all odds" story. This is a tale told twice, thrice and counting. The famed One Hundred and Twenty-Fifth Street hasn't moved. Life is still the same: every waking hour is a struggle for children and adults and the latter can be considered orphaned by an uncaring system. Exactly how is Abdul different than a child in Haiti? The boy or girl in Haiti has absolutely nothing, Abdul still eats and is clothed. I'm more willing to pull for a kid in Soweto than one in Baltimore, Detroit or the perpetually alienated Harlem. It is author's like Sapphire that strip mine the ghetto, taking, and reinforcing the mindset that Harlem is a slum-scape. Harlem is much deeper than that, so much more vital.

posted by ChrisRoberts on July 6, 2011

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  • Posted January 9, 2012

    What the hell is going on????

    Is he dreaming, is he asleep, is he awake? These are the questions that I have to ask myself after every paragraph. There was no beginning, middle or end. It all muddled together to create a complete mess titled "The Kid". Which by the way "A Kid" could have written a better story. I can deal with graphic if there's point to be made. Unfortunately, the point is there isn't one and this book is pointless.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 24, 2012

    Excellent story.

    Excellent story.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 27, 2011

    Never know until......

    At first when i saw this book i was like oh okay i do want to see what happened to the kid.Jamal is a very smart child who life was messed up every since his mother had died i was ready to put this book down until it got a lil more interesting and lets just say u never know until u read it for yourself. would i reccomend u buy this book no get a used copy.

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